Most parts of India under the grip of heat wave

May 23, 2015 2:27 PM |

Heat in IndiaTemperatures have been rising in Central, Northwest, parts of East and Peninsular India for the last few days. Heat wave will continue over Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, parts of Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand during the next couple of days.

Weather in Northwest India

Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, north Rajasthan and west Uttar Pradesh are reeling under hot weather conditions for last couple of days. The Safdarjung observatory in Delhi saw the day temperature settle at 43.6°C, on Friday. Heat wave conditions prevail at the Palam airport with maximum at 45.2°C, which is 5 degrees above the normal average. Friday was undoubtedly the hottest day of the season.

Heatwave-like conditions are prevailing in the adjoining states of Punajb and Haryana as well.

Weather in East India

On Friday, maximum in Allahabad was 5 degrees above normal at 47°C. Sultanpur and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh also witnessed heat wave conditions and both recorded 45°C as maximum temperature.

In Jharkhand, Chaibasa was 8 degrees above normal at 44.3°C. Day temperatures in Daltonganj was 5 degrees above normal at 46.3°C. Maximums in Giridih and Jamshedpur hovered around 43°C.

Weather in Peninsular India

The Vidarbha region is sizzling with heat wave conditions. Chandrapur is at 47.6°C, while Nagpur recorded 46.5°C as maximum on Friday.

In Andhra Pradesh, maximum at Vijayawada is 6 degrees above normal at 47.2°C. Machilipatnam also saw the mercury rise 7 degrees above average to touch 46.3°C.

Pre-Monsoon heat is at its peak in the above mentioned areas. There will be no respite from heat in the coming days as well.

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