- Heatwave’s worst to come between 25th and 26th of May
- Heatwave likely to abate only after 28th of May
- Both dust- and thunder- storms to be expected on May 29th and 30th
On Monday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that people in North India may only get relief from the ongoing heatwave after the dust and thunderstorm which are likely to hit on the 29th and 30th of May over many parts of North-India.
Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, and parts of Uttar Pradesh along with national capital Delhi have been experiencing high heat from days now with temperatures rising as high as 45 °C at various places.
The IMD, on Sunday, had issued a red colour-coded alert for North India for both 25th and 26th of May saying the prevailing heatwave conditions are to be expected to reach its peak.
The IMD had on Sunday issued a red color-coded alert for north India for May 25-26 when the prevailing heatwave conditions are expected to peak.
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Head of the Regional Meteorological Department of IMD, Kuldeep Srivastava, said that owing to a western disturbance and easterly winds, dust storms and thunderstorm activities are likely to happen over Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana on 29th and 30th May.
He said that the wind speed during this period is expected to reach around 50 kilometres per hour to 60 kilometres per hour, and added, that this will bring some relief to the intense heat people are experiencing.
A leading news agency wrote, “A western disturbance is a cyclonic storm that originates in the Mediterranean Sea and travels across Central Asia. When it comes in contact with the Himalayas, it brings rains to the hills and the plains.”
IMD said that the heatwave conditions over some parts and severe heatwave conditions at isolated pockets are very likely over Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Vidarbha, East Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi between 25th and 27th of May, in the daily bulletin.
It also said that the heatwave conditions are likely in isolated pockets over Punjab, interior Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Marathawada, Madhya Maharashtra, interior Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Telangana, and Jharkhand during coming 2-3 days.
The IMD said, “Due to prevailing dry north-westerly winds over plains of northwest India, central India and adjoining interior parts of eastern India, present heatwave conditions very likely to continue to prevail over these areas till May 28 with peak intensity on May 25 and 26,” in its daily bulletin.