IMD predicts no major relief from intense heat till June 15
There is no respite from blistering heat. Okhla residents woke up to a hot and humid Thursday with weather soaring. For the last many days the intense heat has made life of Okhla residents difficult with many preferring to stay indoors as heawave continues unabated across Delhi and other parts of India.
The India Meteorological Department said on Thursday said there will be no major relief from the hot weather likely till June 15.
However, the maximum temperature in Delhi-NCR and other parts of northwest India is expected to come down by a few notches over the weekend.
“There is a heatwave warning for parts of northwest and central India on Thursday but a steep rise in the temperature is not predicted,” senior IMD scientist R K Jenamani said.
Since June 2, heatewave spell has been going on in Northwest and central India.
“The ongoing heatwave spell is less intense as compared to those recorded in April-end and May, but the area of impact is almost equal,” he said.
“Parts of northwest India, including Delhi-NCR, may report a marginal relief on June 11-12. There will be cloudy weather over the weekend but rainfall is unlikely,” he added.
The temperature will hover between 40 degrees Celsius and 43 degrees Celsius till June 15.
“The region may see thunderstorms and rainfall due to moisture-laden easterly winds June 16 onwards which is expected to bring a significant relief from the heat,” he said.