Maximum temperatures exceed 44 degrees Celsius in about 22 cities and towns: Imd

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A few parts of northwestern India braved intense heat on Sunday, although scorching conditions eased in most parts of central and eastern parts of the country, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said. . Scorching conditions prevailed in parts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Delhi, he added.

At least 22 cities and towns in those states reported maximum temperatures above 44 degrees Celsius, the IMD said. “The heatwave conditions have eased in most parts of central and eastern India,” IMD said in a statement.

However, the heat wave in isolated parts of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand will continue till Monday, he said. . Northwestern India has been reeling from a heat wave since June 2 due to an onslaught of hot, dry westerly winds.

Weather experts said major relief is likely from June 15-16. Under the influence of cool western disturbance and lower level easterly winds, scattered to fairly widespread rainfall and thunderstorms are forecast in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand , eastern Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi on June 15-16, the IMD says.

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The Met Office predicted that maximum temperatures would drop by two to three degrees Celsius in north-west India from Tuesday. Between June 16 and June 22, maximum temperatures are expected to remain “below normal to near normal”, it said in a long-range forecast.

“No significant heat wave likely over any part of the country during the week (June 16 to June 22),” he said. On the monsoon front, IMD said conditions will continue to be favorable for further monsoon advance in other parts of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal , Sikkim, Odisha, Jharkhand and Bihar over the next four days. .

He said intense rains along the west coast of the peninsula are expected to continue for another two days. The current period of heavy rain in the northeast and sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim is expected to continue for another five days, the Met office said.

First post: STI

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