Mercury soars early in April; Severe heatwave warning for these states
Chandigarh has recorded hottest day in the last seven years.
Chandigarh records hottest day in last seven years.
The Met department has issued severe heat wave warning in South Haryana and Punjab.
The main districts to be affected are Hisar, Sirsa, Fatehabad, Bhiwani,Rewari, Rohtak, Jhajjar and Gurgaon
Soaring mercury has baked the country in the middle of April as the temperature has risen above normal. North Indian states like Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan are reeling under extremely hot weather conditions.
Chandigarh recorded hottest day on Sunday in the last six years as temperatures touched 40 degree Celsius mark. The Met department has issued severe heatwave warning in south Haryana and Punjab where the temperature has been recorded upto 45 degree Celsius.
Abohar in Punjab with 44 degrees recorded highest temperature followed by Ferozepur, Bathinda 43 degrees and 41 degree Celsius in Jalandhar. According to Met department sources, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan have witnessed an increase of nearly 10 degree Celsius during the last week.
According to Chandigarh Meteorological Centre, the prevailing weather conditions and weather forecast available from different weather models indicates that the prevailing heatwave to severe heatwave conditions in many parts of Haryana are likely to continue during the next two to three days. The maximum temperatures to remain above 40 degree Celsius in north-east districts of Haryana and 43 to 45 degree Celsius in south-west districts of Haryana, Dr Surender Pal told India Today.
Dr Pal said that weather situation further indicates that severe heatwave conditions will prevail in few districts of south-west parts of Haryana. The main districts which are likely to be affected due to severe heatwave conditions includes Hisar, Sirsa, Fatehabad, Bhiwani, Mahendergarh, Rewari, Rohtak, Jhajjar, Jind, Gurgaon, Faridabad and Palwal.
“There will be a respite in heatwave on around 20th April with possibility of light showers clouds due to approaching western disturbance on 21st and 22nd April,” Dr Pal said.
Hot weather conditions have compelled people to remain indoors. Sale of air conditioners, fans, coolers besides summer fruits like watermelon and muskmelon has gone up. Streets and roads in Chandigarh are dotted with roadside stalls selling lemon-water and sugarcane juice.