Jammu, also known as the winter capital of J&K, for the first time touched 40 degrees celsius this summer season. However, IMD has predicted that isolated regions in the state would witness thunderstorm and lightning accompanied by gusty winds.
A slight dip in temperature has been predicted in Delhi, where, the minimum and maximum temperatures are expected to hover around 27 and 40 degree celsius. Dehities might find some relief from the scorching heat as light showers are predicted over the weekend.
According to SAFAR, dust storms would worsen the already ‘very poor’ rated pollution status of the National Capital.
The Northern states of West Rajasthan, East Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana and Delhi will remain under the grip of an intense heat wave for the next several days. Dust winds are also predicted in these regions.
People in Andhra Pradesh are likely to witness “severe” heat wave in the next three days. Real Time Governance Society (RTGS), a government agency, has advised people not to venture outside between 9 am to 5 pm. As many as 13 districts have been marked as Red Alert.
“The temperature is likely to rise till 47 degrees. We request the general public to be cautious. The government has also taken steps to mitigate the situation. It has already asked district collectors to take necessary actions,” MrAnantha Krishnan, an RTGS official said.
Vidarbha, Marathwada, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Rayalaseema have also been categorised as regions most likely to face extreme heat waves in the coming days.