New Delhi: The Indian Meteorological Department said on Thursday that no major relief from intense heat in Delhi-NCR and other parts of northwest India will come down by a few notches over the weekend but no major relief is likely till June 15.
Senior IMD scientist R K Jenamani said, “There is a heatwave warning for parts of northwest and central India on Thursday but a steep rise in the temperature is not predicted.” A heatwave spell is being witnessed in Northwest and central India since June 2 due to an onslaught of hot and dry westerly winds. It said moisture-laden easterly winds will bring significant relief in the region from June 16 onwards.
Senior IMD scientist R K Jenamani also said “The ongoing heatwave spell is less intense as compared to those recorded in April-end and May, but the area of impact is almost equal.”
The Indian Meteorological Department officials said that the much-awaited pre-monsoon activity has been predicted over east Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha from June 12, bringing some relief to these areas. But northern parts of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and North MP will continue to see above-normal temperatures till June 15. “Parts of northwest India, including Delhi-NCR, may report a marginal relief on June 11-12. There will be cloudy weather over the weekend but rainfall is unlikely,” he added.
The IMD has said that it was too early to predict when the monsoon will reach Delhi-NCR and other parts of northwest India. The temperature will hover between 40 degrees and 43 degrees Celsius till June 15. “The region may see thunderstorms and rainfall due to moisture-laden easterly winds June 16 onwards which is expected to bring a significant relief from the heat,” IMD officials said.