Many parts of the country have once again started to witness heatwave conditions. In fact, the heat belt has now expanded to many parts covering states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Maharashtra. Some of the stations in Central, North as well as East India are observing maximum temperatures above the 45-degree mark as well.
Yesterday, Banda in Uttar Pradesh recording the maximum at 45.6 degrees, Rajgarh in Madhya Pradesh also saw the same maximum. Jhansi saw the maximum at 45.5 degrees, Bikaner 45.2 degrees, Phalodi 45.2 degrees, Barmer 45.1 degrees, and Bramhapuri 45.1 degrees Celsius.
These heat wave conditions will last for at least the next four to five days with not much respite expected. There may be slight thunderstorm and dust storm activity over North India including Delhi tomorrow, but that will have no impact on the ongoing heat conditions. This is the first time that such an expansive envelope of heat has been seen over many parts of the country.