Heat wave likely to triple, seven states affected, relief in Delhi NCR – India TV Hindi

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There are chances of getting relief from the heat in Delhi.

Many parts of India are experiencing scorching heat and the maximum temperature has been recorded four to six degrees higher. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has issued a heatwave warning in seven states. These states are likely to experience three times more heat wave than normal. However, the national capital Delhi and surrounding areas have got some relief from the heat due to strong winds. There are also light clouds and light rain may give people relief from the heat for some time.

On Sunday, many parts of the country recorded maximum temperatures four to six degrees Celsius above normal. According to the India Meteorological Department, parts of Odisha and Rayalaseema, Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh recorded maximum temperatures between 42 and 45 degrees Celsius. Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and parts of Uttar Pradesh recorded maximum temperatures between 40 and 42 degrees Celsius.

Second round of heat wave this month

The Meteorological Department said the maximum temperature will be four to six above normal over parts of Ganges West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha and sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal, Chhattisgarh, Central. Degree Celsius is higher. Some parts of the state, including Vidarbha and Telangana, recorded temperatures two to four degrees Celsius above normal. This is the second heat wave this month. In the first phase, Odisha, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and parts of Gujarat experienced intense heat. According to the department, the maximum temperature recorded on Sunday was 46 degree Celsius in Jharkhand’s Baharagura, 44.6 degree Celsius in Odisha’s Baripada and 44.5 degree Celsius in West Bengal’s Bankura. The maximum temperature in Uttar Pradesh’s Buland city was 44 degrees Celsius and Vidarbha’s Washim was 43.6 degrees.

Heat wave wreaked havoc in seven states.

Amid the weakening of El Nino, the Meteorological Department had earlier warned of extreme heat during April to June. Voting for the Lok Sabha elections is also going on in the country at this time. Elections are being held in seven phases. Voting for the first phase of the elections was held on April 19. According to the Meteorological Department, four to eight days of heat wave are likely in different parts of the country in April, while usually one to three days are heat wave days. The heat wave is expected to last for ten to twenty days throughout the April-June period, compared to the usual four to eight days. The regions that are predicted to see the highest number of heat wave days include Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Maharashtra, Vidarbha, Marathwada, Bihar and Jharkhand. In some places the heat wave can last more than 20 days.

Extreme heat can stress the power grid and result in water shortages in parts of India. World meteorological agencies including the IMD are also expecting La Nina conditions by the end of the year.

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