IMD Predicts Extreme Heatwave In Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana & MP On May 19-20

The high temperatures have caused a severe heat conditions in several parts of the country, though a small drop in the temperature was seen for a short span of time, but now as per the IMD, there can be a new heatwave spell over northwest and central parts of the country from Thursday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) warned. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted the possibility of severe heatwave in Rajasthan, South Punjab, South Haryana and Madhya Pradesh on May 19 and May 20, and a strong heatwave is predicted in Odisha from May 22, with a two to three degrees of rise in temperature.

Rajasthan’s Dholpur recorded a maximum temperature of 45.6 degree Celsius on Wednesday, while Pilani recorded 45.2 degree Celsius, Churu 45 degree Celsius, Jaisalmer and Bikaner 44.8 degree Celsius and Phalodi 44.2 degree Celsius. According to a Meteorological Department official, heatwave conditions will prevail in Jodhpur and Bikaner divisions for the next three days, where the maximum temperature is likely to be above 45 degree Celsius. Quoting an official of the Meteorological Department, PTI said that the heat wave conditions will prevail in Bharatpur, Jaipur and Kota divisions on May 19 and May 20.

Though, due to a fresh Western Disturbance and light rain, it is likely to change from May 21. The sky remained partly cloudy in Delhi on Wednesday, due to which the mercury came down a few degrees. Along with this, meteorologists have said that there is no possibility of a significant increase in temperature in the next one week due to Western Disturbance. Delhi’s Safdarjung Observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 40.6 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. Meanwhile, there is a possibility of severe heatwave in many parts of Haryana and Punjab. The maximum temperature remained above normal in Haryana and Punjab on Wednesday. 

On the other hand, at 45.4 degrees Celsius, Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest maximum temperature across India, while Prayagraj in the same state recorded 45.2 degrees, Churu recorded 45 degrees, and Pilani 45.2 degrees (both Rajasthan), and Nowgong in Madhya Pradesh recorded 45 degrees Celsius. However, there would be pockets of relief, especially for NW India. Under the influence of Western Disturbance, scattered to fairly widespread light/moderate rainfall with isolated thunderstorm/lightning/gusty winds and hailstorm is very likely over Jammu & Kashmir during May 19-22 and over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on May 21 and 22.

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