New Delhi (NVI): Heatwave conditions are very likely in isolated pockets over Rajasthan, Vidarbha and interior Tamil Nadu for the next 24 hours, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Meanwhile, these regions have also been witnessing a rise in maximum temperatures since yesterday, IMD added.
The weather department further stated that more than 40 degrees Celsius were recorded in most pockets over West Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and Marathawada.
The temperature also rose above 40 degrees Celsius in some pockets over Rajasthan, East Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Saurashtra & Kutch, East Madhya Pradesh and Madhya Maharashtra and in isolated pockets over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat Region, Telangana, North Interior Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal.
“Maximum temperatures were markedly above normal (5.1°C or more) at many places over Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh; appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at most places over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan; at many places over Punjab, and Assam & Meghalaya; at isolated places over Saurashtra & Kutch,” the statement read.
Furthermore, the maximum temperature was above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at most places over Madhya Pradesh, at many places over East Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Maharashtra; at a few places over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Odisha, Gujarat Region, Coastal Karnataka and Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam.
Yesterday, the highest maximum temperature of 43.5 degrees Celsius was reported at Brahma Puri (Vidarbha) over the country.