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Heavy rainfall, cloudy skies to give respite from severe heatwave for the next 3 days | Deets

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: Temperatures in the national capital, Delhi, broke a five-year high, while other portions of Haryana and Punjab stayed over 40 degrees.

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A strong heatwave has been wreaking havoc on parts of North India.

The weather service, on the other hand, forecasted some relief in the region during the following three days.

Cloudy weather are forecast in Delhi on Tuesday, according to the Indian Metrological Department (IMD), while a western disturbance may bring isolated rain to areas of Haryana and Punjab on Wednesday, according to the IMD.

Weather conditions in Delhi

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According to IMD statistics, Delhi’s maximum temperature on Monday was 42.6 degrees Celsius, seven degrees above average and the highest in April in five years.

It’s also the first time in 72 years that such a high temperature has been recorded in the first half of April in the nation’s capital.

So far in April, the capital has had five heatwave days, the most in at least 12 years. According to IMD statistics, it had four such days in April 2017.

On April 21, 2017, the city experienced a high temperature of 43.2 degrees Celsius. On April 29, 1941, the month’s highest maximum temperature was 45.6 degrees Celsius.

With a high temperature of 44.1 degrees Celsius, the Sports Complex weather station was the hottest spot in Delhi. In most parts of the city, the temperature rose over 42 degrees Celsius.

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From Tuesday, cloudy weather will provide some reprieve from the sweltering heat. However, a ‘yellow’ signal for a heatwave is still in effect in portions of the city.

The rest of the country’s weather forecast

Haryana, too, was engulfed in sweltering heat.

According to the Meteorological Centre, Chandigarh, a high of 45.3 degrees Celsius was recorded at Bopani, Faridabad.

The highest temperature in Gurugram and Hisar was 44.2 degrees Celsius.

In Narnaul, the temperature reached 43.5 degrees Celsius, while in Bhiwani, it reached 42.5 degrees Celsius.

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The highest temperature was 43.2 degrees Celsius in Rohtak, 41.2 degrees Celsius in Ambala, and 43.7 degrees Celsius in Sirsa.

A high temperature of 43.4 degrees Celsius was recorded at Bathinda, Punjab. 41.2 degrees Celsius in Amritsar, 41.5 degrees Celsius in Ludhiana, 42.6 degrees Celsius in Patiala, and 41.7 degrees Celsius in Jalandhar.

The temperature in Chandigarh, the two states’ shared capital, reached 40.7 degrees Celsius.

On Wednesday, a western disturbance might deliver isolated rain to areas of Haryana and Punjab, according to the IMD.

Dust-raising winds of 20-30 kmph are expected throughout southern Haryana and Punjab on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the forecast.

The reprieve, however, will be brief, as temperatures will rise again in three days, according to the IMD.

“Spatial extent & intensity of Heat Wave Spell likely to reduce over Northwest India from 13th April…,” it said.

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“No significant change in maximum temperatures very likely over most parts of Northwest India today, gradual fall by 2-3C during next 3 days and increase thereafter,” it added.

IMD officials said a prolonged dry spell has led to “severe” hot weather conditions in northwest India.

In April, the meteorological agency predicts more strong and frequent heatwaves in northwest India and surrounding regions of central India.

For weather alerts, the IMD utilises four colour codes: green (no action required), yellow (watch and remain informed), orange (be prepared), and red (take action) (take action).

A ‘heatwave’ is proclaimed in the plains when the maximum temperature exceeds 40 degrees Celsius and is at least 4.5 degrees above usual. According to the IMD, a’severe heatwave’ is defined as a temperature difference of more than 6.4 notches from normal.

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