Heatwave conditions have been wreaking havoc over the residents of Northwest India. Temperatures have been settling well above the normal levels. In fact, while most areas have been observing maximums nearing the 45-degree mark, isolated pockets have recorded day temperatures going beyond 45 degrees.
Now, a Western Disturbance has approached the W Himalayas. Rain has begun over J and K and parts of Punjab. A trough has also formed from Punjab to West Bengal.
Humidity levels are increasing over Northwest Plains. As the temperatures are still high, we expect development of convective clouds at some parts of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, and Rajasthan. Chances of dust storm and thunderstorm activities are more prominent over North and West Rajasthan, parts of Haryana and West Uttar Pradesh.
The state of Punjab is expected to receive light to moderate rain and thundershower activities today. Above mentioned areas of Haryana, Delhi and Rajasthan will also start receiving thundershowers as well as thunder squall activities today onward.
One or two places in Punjab and Uttarakhand may observe hailstorm activity as well. Due to these Pre-Monsoon activities, the ongoing severe heatwave conditions are expected to abate. But, temperatures will subside around April 23.
Maximums are likely to come down and settle below the 40-degree mark. As these Pre-Monsoon activities are expected to continue throughout next week with slight breaks in between, heatwave conditions will abate from Northwest India.
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