Heatwave spell to continue in these areas while monsoon arrives


The weather continue to swelter in regions of northwestern and central India, despite the fact that the area of impact has shrunk marginally.

The heatwave in isolated portions of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand will last for up to two more days, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Heatwave conditions occurred in areas of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, with Banda recording the highest temperature in the country at 46.2 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, the south – west monsoon came in Maharashtra on Saturday, 2 days later than expected, hitting the state’s central regions and the Konkan region, according to an official with the India Metrological Division (IMD) here. By June 9, the monsoon has usually arrived in Konkan.

It will bring showers across the state, including downpours in the Konkan districts. The areas where severe showers are expected to occur have also been warned “According to the official, For the next 48 hours, she said, the circumstances are favourable for the monsoon to advance over Maharashtra.

At least 22 urban areas in these includes provision high temperatures above 44 degrees Celsius in the northern region. Due to an onslaught of warm and dry westerly winds, northwest and center India has been experiencing a heatwave since June 2.

Maximum temperatures in Delhi-NCR and other regions of northwest India will drop a few notches over the weekend, according to senior IMD scientist R K Jenamani, but no real relief is expected till June 15.

From June 16 onwards, moisture-laden easterly breezes will bring significant relief from the oppressive heat, according to the IMD.

Pre-monsoon activity is expected to begin on June 12 in east Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha, although temperatures in north Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and north Madhya Pradesh will remain above average until June 15, according to an IMD official.

According to the Met Office, maximum temperatures in northwest India are unlikely to fluctuate significantly during the next four days. Maximum temperatures are expected to be “below-normal to near-normal” between June 16 and June 22, according to the IMD’s extended forecast.

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