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NEW DELHI: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced on Monday that relief from the scorching heat is anticipated in the northwestern and central parts of the country, owing to a fresh western disturbance. According to IMD chief Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, this relief is expected to occur after three days.
Rajasthan and Gujarat have endured particularly intense heat, experiencing nine to twelve heat wave days with temperatures soaring between 45 to 50 degrees Celsius.However, the IMD predicts a reprieve for these regions as well.
Mohapatra explained during a virtual press conference that the anticipated relief is attributed to the incoming western disturbance and moisture incursion from the Arabian Sea. This weather system is likely to trigger thunderstorm activity in northwest India and bring rain to the western Himalayan region.
“Expect relief from the heat wave in northwest and central parts of the country after three days due to a western disturbance and moisture incursion from the Arabian Sea. There could be some thunderstorm activity in northwest India and rain in the western Himalayan region,” Mohapatra said.
In regions such as Delhi, south Haryana, southwest Uttar Pradesh, and Punjab, the number of heat wave days ranged from five to seven, with maximum temperatures ranging from 44 to 48 degrees Celsius.
Even Assam, which is not typically associated with scorching temperatures, experienced a heat wave with record-breaking temperatures on May 25-26.
The IMD attributed the heat wave in northwest India and parts of the central region in late May to several factors, including the absence of rainfall, stronger dry and warm winds, and the presence of an anti-cyclonic circulation over southwest Rajasthan and adjoining Gujarat.
Mohapatra further noted that out of the five western disturbances that affected North India, only two were active, indicating a significant influence on the prevailing weather patterns.
(With inputs from agencies)





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