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Intense heat wave grips major parts of India, no relief likely

May 30, 2019 6:22 PM |

Heat wave Pan India

India is reeling under intense heat wave condition especially in Northwest and Central India. While, severe heat wave is seen in parts of Rajasthan, isolated pockets of South Uttar Pradesh and parts of Rajasthan. Here the temperatures have crossed the 45°C mark.

Vidarbha and its adjoining areas have been witnessing dry weather for last many days. Dry conditions have pushed the day temperature even further. Yesterday, Chandrapur in Vidarbha sizzled at 48°C. Similarly, Brahmapuri, part of Chandrapur district also recorded a maximum of 47.5°C. Places like Wardha, Amravati and Nagpur recorded day temperature at 46.9°C, 46.4°C and 46°C, respectively.

All these districts in Vidarbha are witnessing severe heat wave conditions, which is a very common sight during the month of May. According to experts in the last week of May, the sun rays are almost perpendicular over Central India. And around June 21, the Sun attains its greatest declination north and is directly over the Tropic of Cancer whose latitude is approximately 23°27′ N of the terrestrial Equator.

On similar grounds, Churu, Sri Ganganagar and Bikaner in Rajasthan have witnessed temperatures around 47.3°C and 46.8°C, respectively.

The northwestern parts of the country have not been spared from the heat wave conditions either. National capital territory Delhi, parts of Punjab, Haryana, West Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan are under the impact of heat wave conditions.

Heat wave In India

Banda and Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh recorded a whopping 47.2°C and 45.7°C, respectively. This year lack of weather activities has helped in enhancing the heat wave conditions. Narnaul in Southwest Haryana adjacent to Rajasthan has witnessed temperatures crossing the mark of 45°C which is very uncommon. Likewise, Khargone in South Madhya Pradesh recorded 46°C.

Down South, during the pre-Monsoon season, North Interior Karnataka usually remains dry. During pre-Monsoon season weather activities remain scanty and heat wave conditions are very common. Yesterday, Gulbarga recorded 45.6°C as the day temperature, while Nizamabad in Telangana touched 45.7°C.

We extend caution and request all the readers and followers to keep themselves very well hydrated and eat a diet that is rich in whole foods.

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