Fresh heatwave spell to hit region today

Maximum temperature likely to rise by 2-3°C in Northwest India in next 48 hours

Fresh heatwave spell to hit region today

While heavy rains continued to lash several parts of Karnataka and Kerala on Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a fresh spell of heatwave over Northwest and central India from May 19. - File photo

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 18

While heavy rains continued to lash several parts of Karnataka and Kerala on Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a fresh spell of heatwave over Northwest and central India from May 19.

Parts of Northwest are expected to witness rise in maximum temperature by 2-3°C in the next 48 hours and fall by 2-3°C thereafter.

Central India won’t witness any significant change in maximum temperature, but may see a rise of about 2°C thereafter. Meanwhile, hot weather conditions continued unabated in Haryana and Punjab today, with maximum temperatures hovering above normal limits at most places. Gurugram in Haryana recorded a high of 44.7 °C, according to the IMD.

In Punjab, Bathinda sizzled at 44 °C, while Amritsar recorded a high of 41.2 °C.

Rise of 2-3°C likely

  • Maximum temperature likely to rise by 2-3°C in Northwest in next 48 hours
  • At 44.7 °C, Gurugram records highest temperature in region

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Floods in Assam: SDRF personnel rescue people in Assam. PTI
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