New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that people of North West India will get respite from the scorching heat conditions from April 12. According to IMD, a fresh Western Disturbance is likely to affect the Western Himalayan region from the night of April 12, Tuesday.
“Under its influence, the maximum temperature is likely to drop by 2-3°C over many parts of Northwest India and as a result, the intensity and distribution of heatwave conditions are likely to decrease over plains of Northwest India. ,” said the weather monitoring department.
Notably, the people of Delhi are currently battling heat wave conditions with the maximum temperature hovering between 40-43.5 degree Celsius for the past few days.
In the last 24 hours, maximum temperatures were 6-10 degrees Celsius above normal in many parts of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana-Delhi and West Rajasthan.
The IMD had earlier also issued an ‘Orange’ alert for April 10 as severe heatwave conditions persisted in the national capital. Delhi recorded a temperature of 42.4 degrees Celsius on Saturday, the hottest day in five years.
Earlier, the maximum temperature in the national capital was recorded at 43.2 degree Celsius on April 21, 2017. The highest maximum temperature of the month was recorded on April 29, 1941 at 45.6 °C. The IMD had said in its warning that this is the first time in 72 years that Delhi has recorded such a high temperature in the first fortnight of April.
The maximum temperature on Sunday was recorded at 41.8 degree Celsius at Safdarjung monitoring station.