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IMD Predicts Heatwave For Three Days In Delhi; Temperature Likely To Drop From May 13


New Delhi: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday predicted a heatwave in the national capital for the next three days and adjoining areas, adding that an ‘April-like situation’ may not arise in May.

According to IMD, the heatwave will not be like it was in April but the temperature is likely to go down due to the western disturbances from May 13.

“As of May 9, Delhi’s temperature has been within 40-42 degrees Celsius for the last seven days. So, there is a good wind condition. So, not much heatwave in May till now. There is a forecast that on the 11th, 12th, and maybe 13th, for around three days we may have a heatwave at some places over Delhi. The temperature may reach 43-44 degrees on May 11-12,” RK Jenamani, a senior scientist at IMD said.

“Presently, most parts of north India are not having a heatwave and in the first 10 days of May, we do not have a heatwave over the national capital, Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh. For Rajasthan, we will continue to see temperatures around 44-45 degrees Celsius,” he added.

Delhi, Haryana, and Punjab will hit a western disturbance on May 13 which will keep the temperature under control.

“From May 13, a western disturbance is advancing. It will not give rain but will keep the temperature under control, particularly in Delhi, Punjab, and Haryana. The situation in the Western Himalayan region will be better. Around May 18, another western disturbance is set to advance. So, the April type of situation will not be there in May”.


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