The weather department has said there will be no respite for the next two days as the country continues to reel under severe heat wave conditions.
A report in India Today said heat wave conditions persisted in Delhi on Sunday, with the mercury soaring up to 46.2 degrees Celsius. It is likely to breach the 45-degree mark on Monday too.
“Mainly clear sky. Heat wave conditions likely at many places with severe heat wave at isolated pockets,” the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said.
On Sunday news agency ANI had quoted IMD as saying: “Heatwave conditions were observed in many places in isolated pockets over Delhi, south Uttar Pradesh, east Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Saurashtra.”
A heat wave is usually declared when the maximum temperature remains above 45 degrees Celsius for two consecutive days.
In the coming days, Delhiites will get major relief from the blistering heat as the weather agency has predicted “dust storm or thunderstorm” on June 11 and 12 and “generally cloudy sky with light rain” on June 13, with a 2-degree dip in temperature.
After the onset of the Southwest monsoon was delayed by a week, the IMD said it has further advanced in the south Arabian Sea, most parts of Lakshadweep and some parts of Kerala and south Tamil Nadu among other regions.
It also pointed out that the conditions were becoming favourable for the monsoon to advance into some parts of Northeastern states over the next 48 hours till Tuesday.