New Delhi: A fresh heat wave that started over northwest India on Saturday (April 16) is likely to spread over central India from Sunday (April 17).
The IMD forecast said that the maximum temperature over northwest India is likely to rise by 2-3 degrees Celsius during the next three days after 24 hours and fall thereafter.
The maximum temperature is likely to increase by 2-3 degree Celsius over Central India during the next five days, while no significant change in the maximum temperature is likely over the rest of the country.
Heat wave conditions are very likely at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi and Rajasthan on April 17 and heat wave conditions are very likely to develop at isolated places over the same region on April 18 and 19. Chances are.
Heat wave conditions are very likely to persist at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh and Jammu division till April 18; In Uttar Pradesh and Vidarbha during 18-20 April and in Gangetic West Bengal on 17 April.
The IMD said that heat wave conditions are very likely to occur at isolated places over Madhya Pradesh on April 17 and 18, and will increase spatially over some parts of the same region.
Heatwave conditions were witnessed at isolated places over northern parts of western Rajasthan, even as Chandrapur (44°C) and Akola (43.7°C) saw the highest maximum temperatures on Saturday (April 16).
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) data, Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh), Phalodi and Bikaner (both in Rajasthan) recorded 43.6 degrees Celsius.