Extremely severe heat wave conditions have intensified not only over the plains of central, west and north-west India but also over many parts of Jammu, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Three stations in Rajasthan and one in Gujarat recorded maximum temperature above 45 degree Celsius.
While similar cases of 45 degree Celsius and maximum temperature have been reported in April, data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) showed that they were in the second half of the month.
“The maximum temperature was 6-10 degree Celsius above normal in many parts of Jammu division, Himachal Pradesh, 4-6 degree Celsius above normal in many parts of Uttarakhand, Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana-Delhi and isolated parts of Madhya Pradesh Was. East Uttar Pradesh, and Saurashtra-Kutch,” the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
Alwar, Phalodi and Ganganagar in Rajasthan recorded a maximum temperature of 45.8, 45.2 and 45.3 degrees Celsius, respectively, while Kandla recorded a maximum temperature of 45.2 degrees Celsius.
The IMD data shows that the highest ever recorded maximum temperature was 47 °C on April 17, 2010, followed by 46.8 °C on April 17, 2017 and 46.3 °C on April 30, 2016.
Most parts of West Rajasthan, South-East Uttar Pradesh, West Madhya Pradesh, Saurashtra-Kutch, and Vidarbha recorded maximum temperature of 42-44 degree Celsius, East Rajasthan, most parts of East 41-43 degree Celsius. . Madhya Pradesh, remaining parts of East Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Gujarat, South Haryana, Delhi, Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada.
Heatwave conditions were observed over most parts of West Rajasthan with severe heatwave conditions and isolated heatwave conditions over Himachal Pradesh and Delhi, parts of Jammu division, Haryana, East Rajasthan And heatwave conditions were observed in isolated areas. in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.
Heatwave conditions are very likely to occur over parts of Himachal Pradesh during the next four days, over Madhya Pradesh in the next two days and at isolated places over the next three days. During the next five days, heatwave conditions are very likely to occur at isolated places over Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar from April 9 to 12, northern parts of Gujarat region on Saturday and Vidarbha during April 10-12.