Heatwave: Short relief , but ‘worst’ is yet to come

It was a hazy and windy morning in Delhi on Tuesday, with the mercury dropping to a 21.8 degrees Celsius, and not expected to rise above 39 degrees Celsius during the course of the day.

 

Capital endured eight straight days with the temperature exceeding 38 C before temperatures fell just short on Tuesday with a high of 37 C. A high of 32 C is more common in early April.Millions of residents and animals will remain at risk for dehydration, heat exhaustion or heat stroke as highs at or above 38 C continue to plague nearly all of India through at least the middle of the week.

The exceptions will be northeastern India, the Himalayas and coastal communities. However, the India Meteorological Department said that the haze is because of a dust storm. Under the influence of a western disturbance, wind speed has picked up in the city. A western disturbance is a storm that brews in the Mediterranean Sea bringing rain bearing clouds to Delhi influencing wind direction and speed.

Winds blowing at a speed of 12kmph in Delhi on Tuesday morning kicked up dust and reduced visibility. The air quality in Delhi was ‘moderate’. Their health advisory reads that the “air quality is acceptable; however, there may be a moderate health concern for people sensitive to air pollution.”

 

Experts expect thunderstorm and possible rain on Wednesday, which will help bring down the temperature in the city. By Saturday, the day temperature will drop to 34 degrees Celsius. With no rain expected in the near future after Wednesday, temperatures will start climbing back up from Sunday. IMD had earlier said that between April-June, the city is likely to experience above normal temperature on most days.

As It was a cloudy Tuesday morning here with the minimum temperature which was three notches above the season’s average.It will be the partly clouded sky. Dust storm and thunderstorm are very like to occur, ThreatThe maximum temperature is likely to hover around 37 degrees Celsius.

 

Humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 43 per cent.

Monday’s maximum temperature was recorded five notches above the season’s average at 39 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature was 21.4 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season’s average.

No heat relief is expected to grace the southern half of India where above-normal temperatures will continue into next week. However, there is growing confidence that parts of northwestern India will get a welcome break from the heat later this The threat

Skynet of dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke will continue to loom large over millions of people and animals as day temperatures settle over 40° C through the rest of India, except north and northeast, Skynet. And the worst, it warns, is yet to come

 

 

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