Rajasthan’s Churu bakes at 49.6 degrees, heatwave to abate by May 29

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New Delhi: Churu town in Rajasthan once again recorded the maximum temperature at 49.6 degree Celsius on Wednesday, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) asserting that the heatwave will substantially abate by May 29.

Besides this, Ganganagar and Bikaner districts in west Rajasthan recorded 48.9 and 48 Degree Celsius, while Kota in east Rajasthan sizzled at 47.2 degree Celsius.

The temperature in the national capital, which has too been facing the brunt of the heatwave, mounted to 47 degree Celsius.

“Maximum temperature at Safdarjung and Palam areas are 45.9 and 47.2 degree Celsius, with slight fall of -0.1 and -0.4 degree Celsius compared to yesterday. Further fall expected tomorrow with major respite from May 29, 2020,” stated IMD.

IMD attributed the intense heatwave to prevailing dry northwesterly winds over plains of northwest India, central India and adjoining interior parts of eastern India.

“Maximum temperatures over plains of north India likely to recede from 28th onwards with substantial reduction of heat wave conditions from 29th May,” the weather bureau added.

Dr Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of IMD’s Regional Weather Forecasting Centre said that dust storms and thunderstorms accompanied with strong gusty winds of 50-60 kilometres per hour are likely to occur on May 29 and 30.

Besides this, adverse weather conditions are also taking place in the other parts of the country. Parts of Assam and neighbouring states have been receiving heavy rains since the super cyclone Amphan weakened last week and now stares at the possibility of floods.

IMD said that extremely heavy rainfall was recorded at isolated places over Meghalaya and heavy rainfall at isolated places over Assam, Tripura, and Mizoram on Wednesday.

Meghalaya, Tripura, and Mizoram are likely to receive heavy to extremely heavy rainfall for the next two days.

Other than this, Southwest Monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of south Bay of Bengal, most parts of Andaman Sea and Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Wednesday.

“Conditions are becoming favourable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon into some parts of Maldives-Comorin area and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea, remaining parts of Andaman Sea and some more parts of south and central Bay of Bengal during next 48 hours.”



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