Weather Updates: Some relief from the scorching heat in Northwest and Central India

New Delhi:

There was some respite on Friday from the continuing heat wave in North, West and Central India and the maximum temperature is likely to drop by two to three degrees next week.

India Meteorological Department gave this information.

Heat wave conditions prevailed in parts of Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Jharkhand, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh during the day with Banda in Uttar Pradesh being the hottest place in the country with a maximum temperature of 46.2 degree Celsius. .

25 cities and towns in these states recorded the maximum temperature above 44 degree Celsius.

However, the number of such cities stood at 42 and 32 on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

Northwest and central India is in the grip of heat wave since June 2 due to dry and warm westerly air.

RK Jenamani, senior scientist of India Meteorological Department said, "The intensity of heat wave is slightly less as compared to the end of April and May but but the area of ​​effect is almost equal.

The department said that the maximum temperatures in Delhi-NCR and other parts of northwest India will drop by a few degrees over the weekend, but no major relief is likely till June 15.

The department said that the moist easterly winds will bring a lot of relief from the scorching heat from June 16.

A Meteorological Department official said that pre-monsoon activity has been predicted in East Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha from June 12, but north Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and North Madhya Pradesh will see above-normal temperatures. .

He said that some parts of Northwest India including Delhi-NCR may get some relief on June 11-12 and the weekend will be cloudy but there is no chance of rain.

The department has said that till June 15, the maximum temperature will remain between 40 degrees and 43 degrees.

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