Heat wave has intensified and swept most parts of the country and has claimed over 330 lives in last three days. Moreover, there is no respite likely in near future from scorching heat as mercury will continue to soar further.
Heat wave to severe heat wave conditions would prevail over Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Vidharbha, Odisha, Jharkhand, Telangana and coastal Andhra Pradesh.
Dry and hot northwesterly winds are blowing over the region, which will further lead to increase in day temperatures, as well as night temperatures.
A cyclonic circulation continues to prevail over North Rajasthan and adjoining areas which could trigger dust storms accompanied by thunder storms over isolated parts of Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana.
Meanwhile, an approaching Western Disturbance is expected to bring scattered rainfall over isolated parts of Jammu and Kashmir.
Two Cyclonic circulations are prevailing over sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Assam region, which will continue to give moderate to heavy rain over Northeastern states, with very heavy rain at isolated places of the region.
While a trough is extending from West Bengal to Odisha across Jharkhand and we can expect dust storm and thunderstorm activities over the places along the trough line. Squally winds of 60 to 80 kmph cannot be ruled out.
Moving on to south India, Pre-Monsoon continue to be on lower side over Peninsular India. Tomorrow rain will be confined to Kerala and coastal Karnataka only.
Let’s now have a look at the maximum temperatures in major cities on Thursday. As Heat wave tightens its grip over Delhi, maximum temperature is expected to reach around 44 degrees. Nagpur will settle around 44 degrees. While, weather in Mumbai will be hot and humid with maximum temperature hovering around 35 degrees.
Day temperatures in south India are also on rise in absence of any weather activity. Maximum temperature in Chennai and Bangalore will settle around 40 and 32 degrees, respectively.