Heatwave to continue across north India till May 27
The northern India may not see any respite from soaring mercury till May 27 as temperatures could soar upto 45 degrees Celsius, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned.
Speaking to ANI, IMD Scientist Dr Kuldeep said,''Heatwave to continue in Rajasthan, Haryana, UP and Delhi NCR, till May 27. People are advised to stay indoors. Easterly winds to reach Delhi around May 29, will bring some respite from heatwave.''
Temperatures rose across northwest and central India on Wednesday and the weather office issued extreme heat wave alerts for west Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi and Chandigarh.
Heat wave conditions were also experienced in Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha in Maharashtra, east Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh.
In 2015, the largest number of fatalities, 2,081, from extreme weather were heat-related.
Heat waves in India occur between mid-March and June and sometimes in July.
On the other hand, the IMD said that thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds are very likely at into some more parts of South Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep, Comorin area, South Kerala, South Tamilnadu, some more parts of south Bay of Bengal, remaining parts of Andaman Sea and some parts of east central Bay of Bengal during subsequent 48 hours.