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
6.6 Lakh hit in Assam
- Over 6.6 lakh persons spread over 27 districts of Assam have been hit by the floods triggered by pre-monsoon rains. Nine persons have died.
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