Rains lashed the national capital and parts of Haryan and Punjab bringing relief to people from scorching temperatures on Friday, even as many places in Uttar Pradesh and central India reeled under severe heat.
Chandrapura in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region was the hottest place in the country at 45.4 degrees Celsius, according to the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD)
In Rajasthan, due to a change in weather conditions, the mercury dropped by six to seven degrees Celsius in most cities, which till a few days ago were reeling under temperatures close to 50 degrees Celsius.
The IMD said, “Heat wave conditions abated most parts of the country yesterday except Telangana and Vidarbha.”
“No heat wave conditions likely to develop over any parts of country during May 30 to June 2,” said the IMD, which has predicted that the southwest monsoon is likely to hit Kerala on June 1, thanks to a cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal.
Rain accompanied by thunderstorm lashed most parts of Delhi, with the maximum temperature settling at 37 degrees Celsius, three notches below the normal, according to the meteorological department.
The maximum temeprature recorded on Thursday by the Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative figures for the city, was 40.3 degrees Celsius.
It has forecasted thunderstorm, dust storm and light rains for the national capital on Saturday.
Rains lashed Chandigarh and parts of Haryana and Punjab, leading to drop in temperatures by a few notches and bringing a much-needed relief from heat.