On Wednesday the central and northwest India experienced a temperature rise. The met department issued a high alert for intense heat waves for Chandigarh, Delhi, Rajasthan, and Haryana.
The northwestern and central regions of the nation are likely to remain prone to heatwave conditions over the next four days. Temperatures to could reach a skyrocketing level of 45 degree Celsius in Delhi by the weekend, counseled the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
“Hot winds from the west, a clear sky, and scarcity of moisture in the air are helping the mercury shoot up. It could touch 45 degrees by the weekend,”- said a scientist at the regional weather forecasting center, New Delhi.
Areas including Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha in Maharashtra, east Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh also experienced extreme heat wave conditions.
However, the first heat wave was felt in Palam on Wednesday, as the Mercury levels rose till the maximal horizon scaling 45.2 degree Celsius. While Delhi twirled under heat wave conditions, escaping the yardstick by one degree.
“There is a possibility of a dust storm or thunderstorm on Thursday. This could bring down the temperature to around 42 degrees on Thursday. There are no chances of rain though as there is hardly any moisture left in the air. The temperature would, however, start shooting up again from Friday and could reach 45 by Sunday,”- said an official from the MD department.
The IMD scientists added that the thunderstorms were originating from the fierce heat conditions in the Capital. There are bleak signs of a relief.
The main head zones in India lies throughout several regions of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Telangana, and Gujrat.