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india | May 16, 2022 1:55 PM IST

Amid brutal heatwave in north India, temporary relief expected in some areas

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Delhi, Gurugram, Uttar Pradesh, recorded the highest temperatures going up 50 degree Celsius on Monday. Cyclonic disturbance is expected to provide some relief in the next two days.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued an orange alert for Delhi on Saturday for a heatwave spell of two days. Mungeshpur and Najafgarh, the two weather observatories in Delhi, recorded over 49 degrees Celsius Sunday. While Gurgaon recorded a maximum temperature of 48.1 degrees Celsius, the highest the city has recorded in May in over 56 years, according to IMD.

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Other states like Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh are also facing severe heatwaves with the mercury rising over 47 degrees Celsius.
Here are the other hottest cities in India that recorded highest temperatures on Sunday
Mungeshpur, Delhi - 49.2 degrees Celsius
Najafgarh, Delhi - 49.1 degrees Celsius
Banda, Uttar Pradesh - 49.0 degrees Celsius
Gurugram, Haryana - 48.1 degrees Celsius
Churu, Rajasthan - 47.9 degrees Celsius
Pilani, Rajasthan - 47.7 degrees Celsius
Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh - 47.6 degrees Celsius
Ganganagar, Rajasthan - 47.6 degrees Celsius
Narnaul, Haryana - 47.5 degrees Celsius
Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh - 47.4 degrees Celsius
Relief is expected soon
As per the Met department, a cyclonic circulation over Punjab and Haryana is expected to induce pre-monsoon activity that will provide some relief from the intense heat on Monday and Tuesday.
The heatwave intensity is set to reduce from Monday in most of north and central India regions, except Kutch-Saurashtra. The maximum temperatures are expected to fall by 2 to 4 degrees Celsius but remain above the 40-degrees mark. A fresh western disturbance approaching north India is behind the relief.
Delhi’s skies were cloudy on Monday morning with a forecast of a thunderstorm or dust storm that may provide temporary relief from the sweltering heat.
India has been suffering severe heatwave conditions consistently since the beginning of the summer in March. The country recorded its hottest month of March and April was the fourth warmest in 122 years.
The recent relief is expected to be short-lived as heat conditions are will return around May 20 over Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi, Chandigarh, Punjab, parts of Jammu, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand as per an Indian Express report.
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