Heatwave conditions likely to continue over North India, says MET
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday said that heat wave conditions are very likely to continue over West Rajasthan & Madhya Pradesh.
Several parts of north India continued to reel under severe heat wave conditions, throwing normal life out of gear. Temperatures in Rajasthan touched nearly 49 degrees Celsius. In Delhi, maximum temperatures reached 44.4 degree Celsius on Tuesday, four notches above normal.
In Rajasthan, at least five places recorded maximum temperatures above 45 degrees Celsius, with the mercury touching 49 degree Celcius in Bundi and 48.7 degree Celcius mark in Sriganganagar, informed the India Meteorological Department department. Other places where the mercury went past 45 degrees Celsius are Churu (47.6), Bikaner (46.2), Pilani (45.6), Kota (45.5). Jaisalmer recorded 45 degrees Celsius, while Jaipur touched 44.9 degrees Celsius.
Meanwhile, heavy rain is likely at isolated places over Coastal Karnataka, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura tomorrow.
The MET further said that thunderstorm accompanied with squall very likely at isolated places over Uttar Pradesh, Gangetic West Bengal and Jharkhand.
''Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds very likely at isolated places over Uttarakhand, Bihar and Odisha tomorrow,'' the MET further warned.