New Delhi: The meteorological authority has forecast that the city’s heatwave would last for the next five days, thus Delhiites may expect warmer days ahead.
The heatwave is expected to last a few more days across Northwest India, Madhya Pradesh, and Vidarbha, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). IMD, on the other hand, predicts a modest drop in temperature starting April 12.
According to IMD’s latest forecast, “Heatwave spell likely to continue over Northwest India, Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha, during the next five days with a slight reduction from April 12, 2022.”
In the recent 24 hours, maximum temperatures in most portions of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, and several sections of west Rajasthan were 6-10 degrees Celsius over average.
On Saturday (April 9), Delhi saw its warmest day in five years, with a temperature of 42.4 degrees Celsius. On April 21, 2017, the national capital saw a high temperature of 43.2 degrees Celsius.
On Saturday, the highest temperature in Gurugram reached close to 45 degrees Celsius.
The national capital was scorching hot on Sunday, with a high of 41.8 degrees Celsius.
While the heat wave is expected to persist, the IMD predicts rain in certain regions of India and a dip in temperature in others.
Temperatures are forecast to drop with the arrival of a new Western Disturbance on Tuesday.
According to the IMD, maximum temperatures in various regions of Northwest India are expected to drop by 2-3 degrees Celsius due to the western disturbance.
Taking to Twitter, the weather department wrote, “A fresh Western Disturbance likely to affect the Western Himalayan Region from the night of 12 April, 2022. Under its influence, maximum temperatures are very likely to fall by 2-3°C over many parts of Northwest India from 12th April.”
Significant weather features dated 10.04.2022
♦ Maximum Temperature forecast and Heat Wave warning:
• A fresh Western Disturbance likely to affect Western Himalayan Region from the night of 12th April, 2022.
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) April 10, 2022