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Heat Wave To Continue For 4 More Days Across North And Central India, Predicts IMD

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| May 24 , 2018 , 13:42 IST

The North, Central, and East India are set to face the heat waves all during this week as the temperature shoots beyond 40 degrees in the plains and 30 degrees in the hills. As per Indian Meteorological Department, these heat waves will continue across these areas over the next 4 days also.

The weather office issued extreme heat wave alerts for western Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi and Chandigarh as temperatures rose across northwest and central India on Wednesday. An amber-colour alert has also been issued by the IMD for east Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and the Vidharbha region of Maharashtra.

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A scientist from the regional weather forecasting centre in New Delhi said on Thursday that “Hot winds from the west, a clear sky and scarcity of moisture in the air are helping the mercury shoot up. It could touch 45 degrees by the weekend,”.

According to the IMD scientists, the intense heat is paving the way for thunderstorms in the Capital on Thursday. This would help bring down the mercury marginally. The relief, however, would be short-lived and the next halt from excessive heat is likely to be only towards the end of May.

With this, it has also predicted that heavy rains in the isolated places of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya.

Heat waves were experienced in Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, East Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh.