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Friday, April 30: As the month of April comes to an end, many parts of India are set to witness peak heat days, with temperatures scorching well above 40°C marks. However, isolated thunderstorms and squally winds will provide some respite for north India where multiple places have started to witness heatwave conditions.
For the next five days, the daytime temperatures are expected to be above normal across north India. According to The Weather Channel met team, the maximum temperatures are likely to breach the 40°C mark in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, and Rajasthan on Friday and Saturday.
Moreover, there are high probabilities of heatwave conditions in isolated pockets of south Uttar Pradesh on Friday, April 30. The scorching summer heat will also mark its presence in other places of India like Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh for the next two days.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) declares a heatwave when the local temperature is expected to cross 40°C and simultaneously rise more than 5°C above the region’s normal temperature.
On Thursday, Delhi witnessed a maximum of 42.1°C which is 3 units above normal for this time of the year. As per the regional met department, the temperatures are expected to be above 38°C till Sunday over the national capital and drop marginally thereafter.
Meanwhile, a heatwave was witnessed in Chandigarh as well on Thursday, where temperatures shot up to 41.4°C, thus notching 4.6°C above normal. In the entire region, the highest maximum temperature of 44.9°C was reported from Jhansi in west Uttar Pradesh. According to the IMD bulletin, the maximum temperatures were 3.1°C to 5°C above normal at isolated places of Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, and northwest Rajasthan on April 29.
Amid such conditions, dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat strokes are all genuine possibilities, and therefore, residents of the region—especially children, the elderly and those with pre-existing morbidities—must avoid venturing outdoors during the afternoon hours.
On the other hand, some respite is possible as isolated rain is expected over parts of north and northwest India on Friday and Saturday. Along with rains, some places may also witness thunderstorms, gusty winds, according to the latest forecast.
As per The Weather Channel met team, a western disturbance is likely to impact the Western Himalayan Region over the weekend. Therefore, isolated rain or snow with thunderstorms are predicted over Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.
Likewise, in the surrounding region, places like Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab, west Rajasthan, east Rajasthan are likely to witness isolated rain with lightning and thunderstorms on Friday and Saturday. There are also possibilities of dust storms and gusty winds moving at the speed of 40-50 kmph over some isolated places of Rajasthan until May 2, as per IMD forecasts.
Meanwhile, in the northwest, rough conditions may also prevail over east and west Uttar Pradesh as thunderstorms, lightning accompanied with gusty winds (speed 30-40 kmph) are in the forecast at some isolated places till May 2.
The fewer amounts of rains have added up to the woes of residents of north India in these summer months. From March 1 to April 29, most places of the region have witnessed a ‘deficient’ amount of rainfall including Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh and Rajasthan. On the other hand, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh have recorded ‘large deficient’ rainfall stats. Himachal Pradesh is the only state in the region that recorded ‘normal’ rainfall figures this pre-monsoon season.
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