No heatwave in Delhi till April 17

New Delhi, April 13 : After a long spell of heatwave, Delhi-NCR may get some relief, as no further steep rise in mercury is forecast in the national capital for the next five to six days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday. Delhi will see no heatwave till April 17, the IMD said. The maximum temperature in the capital is likely to hover around the 39-degree Celsius mark for the next two days amid partly cloudy weather. A cyclonic circulation over north Pakistan is expected to bring some relief from the current heatwave in north India in the next 24 hours, the MeT said, adding a warning that temperatures will, however, rise at least 2 to 4 degrees thereafter in Northwest India. “Fall in maximum temperatures is very likely over parts of Northwest India by about 2 degrees Celsius during the next 24 hours (till Thursday) and rise by 2 to 4 degrees thereafter over most parts of the region,” the India Meteorological Department said. A weather official said, “Even though heatwave conditions abated under the influence of cyclonic circulation over north Pakistan, the maximum temperature is likely to increase and the heatwave may hit isolated pockets of Northwest — over Punjab, south Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh from April 15, 2022.” It added, there will be no significant change in maximum temperatures very likely over most parts of central India during the next two days and rise by about 2 degrees thereafter. No significant change in maximum temperatures is likely over rest of the parts of the country during the next four to five days. The agency said, “A fresh Western Disturbance is likely to affect Northwest India from April 19. “Under its influence, light to moderate isolated/scattered rainfall is likely over Western Himalayan Region and adjoining plains of Northwest India during April 19-21.” The IMD said, “Heavy rainfall spells are likely to continue over Kerala-Mahe and Tamil Nadu-Puducherry-Karaikal on Wednesday and Thursday and over Assam-Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh from Tuesday to April 17. JA ING

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