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Heatwave in India: After a brief respite Northwest and Central India battle intense heat again

May 8, 2022 4:14 PM |

Heatwave in India

Many parts of northwest and Central India witnessed heatwave conditions during the second half of March and most of April. There was significant relief for the states of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi as well as parts of West Uttar Pradesh in the first week of May. The month of May commenced with pre-monsoon thundershower, dust storm, and hail activities.

Easterly and Southeast early winds are still blowing across Indo Gangetic plain. These humid winds are not allowing the temperature to rise much. Temperatures of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh do not increase much as the humid easterly winds main continue over these states. Albeit Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Gujarat will experience dry and hot westerly and northwesterly winds leading to an increase in temperatures from May 9th. Isolated pockets of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Vidarbha are already experiencing a heatwave. Parts of Delhi, Haryana, and Southwest Uttar Pradesh will also witness a steep rise in temperature leading to a heatwave by May 10th.

There may be scattered rain and thundershower activities over Chhattisgarh, Eastern parts of Madhya Pradesh, and isolated pockets of Vidarbha between May 14 and 15, which may help in subsiding the temperatures to some extent. But Northwest India will not get any relief.

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