Heatwave Across India To Continue Till Saturday

NEW DELHI: We are only in the last week of March but we are experience the heatwave that is generally expected in May. We are touching the peak summer levels which are expected to come in May. The highest temperature this week was recorded at Bhira in Maharashtra on Tuesday. It was 46.5 degrees Celsius. Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) warned of heatwave conditions in parts of central, west and north India. IMD officials cautioned that the temperature reading in Bhira may not have been recorded accurately, but other places in Maharashtra were extraordinarily hot as well.

Akola recorded 44.1 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. Why is it getting too hot too early? IMD officials said a set of meteorological conditions had combined to cause the acute heat. “Hot conditions, including heatwaves, are likely to continue till Saturday (April 1), after which temperatures may drop by a degree or two,” said M Mohapatra, DGM of IMD’s National Weather Forecasting Centre. Heat wave warnings have been issued for Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, madhya Maharashtra, south UP, south Haryana and Chandigarh.

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