Delhi's heat wave could end tomorrow, and rain is expected starting on May 24.
From the India Today News Desk: Delhi residents are suffering from a severe heatwave as the city's maximum temperature on Monday sweltered above 40 degrees Celsius. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has indicated that the heatwave may end as early as Tuesday, so they may soon find some relief (May 23). In addition, a PTI report stated that some rain is expected in Delhi starting on Wednesday (May 24).
Several areas of northern India, outside the nation's capital, are also anticipated to experience some relief from the heat. On the other hand, Jharkhand received a heat wave warning for May 23.
Soma Sen Roy, an IMD scientist, stated to ANI, "South Haryana, Delhi, South Uttar Pradesh, North Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, and Bengal have received heatwave alerts for today. The only place receiving a heatwave advisory tomorrow is Jharkhand." She responded, "Yeah, there is a very strong likelihood," when asked whether Tuesday will likely provide some relief from the heat.
"We will start to see improvement from tomorrow because a new western disturbance is on its way. We thus anticipate that temperatures will begin to decline throughout the entire region and that the current heatwave will abate "She went on to say.
According to a PTI report, Delhi experienced a hot and sunny Monday morning with a low temperature of 27.3 degrees Celsius, which is somewhat higher than the season's normal. The highest maximum temperature was 46.2°C in the Najafgarh region on Monday, while 45.3°C and 45.8°C were recorded in Narela and Pitampura, respectively.
Apart from Delhi, sweltering heat waves are also occurring in several areas of Punjab and Haryana, with highs occasionally exceeding 44 degrees. A western disturbance is expected to bring rain to parts of Punjab and Haryana, according to IMD.
Varanasi and Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh are also experiencing extreme heat. Sandeep Chaudhary, the city of Varanasi's chief medical officer, stated to ANI, "When leaving the house, make sure to hydrate well and eat healthy meals. Make sure to drape scarves over your face and wear full sleeves to conceal your hands. Drink as much water as you can. Replace aerated beverages with lemonade, buttermilk, or "Shikanji" (spiced lemonade)."
Due to the heat wave, schools have been closed in West Bengal, Odisha, and Maharashtra. Heatwaves normally occur from March to June, and in a few unusual instances, they can even last into July.