The weather expert predicted a partly cloudy sky on Thursday in Delhi. According to the weather predictions, there is also a possibility of a thunderstorm accompanied by lightning and winds gusting up to 40 KM per hour.
North India has been reeling under intense heat wave which is said to persist. The mercury showed temperatures around 47 degrees Celsius in many North Indian states like Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. Some isolated areas in the region received light rain.
Meteorological Centre Jaipur, Rajasthan: said,”Heatwave conditions at most places with severe heatwave conditions at a few places are being observed since past few days. Maximum temperature 50.8 degrees Celsius recorded at Churu on June 1.”
“Moist southwesterly winds with depth upto 3-4 km above mean sea level from Arabian Sea very likely to enter Rajasthan after June 10. Due to this, maximum temperature is likely to fall by 4-5 degrees Celsius and hence severe heatwave conditions very likely to subside after five days.”
While about Madhya Pradesh, the weather in the state failed to provide any respite from soaring temperatures.
On Wednesday, in Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh, an elderly woman hawker fell unconscious due to the heat and later died.
Rains over the last 24 hours in isolated places in Himachal Pradesh brought respite from heat wave conditions, bringing the mercury down by 3 to 7 notches, the Shimla Meteorological Centre said on Thursday.
The maximum temperature in Kangra was 37.1 degrees Celsius, followed by 37 in Bilaspur, 36.7 in Hamirpur, 36.6 in Chamba, 35.5 in Sundernagar and 34.8 in Mandi.
Shimla, the hill state’s capital, recorded a maximum temperature of 24.5 degrees Celsius.
Going towards South India, with south western monsoon expected to make its landfall within next 48 hours, Kerala State Disaster Management Authority has issued Orange alert in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam for June 10; they are expected to get heavy to very heavy rains on June 10.
Yellow Alert (heavy rain) was also issued in seven Kerala districts for June 9 and in five other districts for June 10.