Relief from Heatwave Expected, But June to Remain Hot and Humid: IMD

ByTV10 Punjab

May 29, 2024
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Amidst severe heatwave conditions in the plains of India, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has provided some respite. The IMD forecasts a gradual reduction in the prevailing heatwave to severe heatwave conditions over Northwest and Central India starting from May 30.

This relief is attributed to an upcoming thunderstorm activity in the Northwest and anticipated rainfall in the Western Himalayan Region due to a western disturbance and moisture incursion from the Arabian Sea. However, this respite might be short-lived, as June is predicted to be hot and humid with more than the usual number of heatwave days.

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Conditions are becoming favorable for the onset of the Southwest Monsoon over Kerala, with its advance expected over parts of the Northeastern states within the next three to four days. The monsoon rainfall is projected to be “above normal” at 106 percent of the long period average, with a model error of +/- 4 percent. The June-September season accounts for nearly 70 percent of India’s rainfall, crucial for the country’s agriculture.

Despite the upcoming monsoon, June will remain challenging. The IMD warns that the Northwest, including Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Punjab, will face hot and humid conditions. The number of heatwave days in these regions could rise to four to six, compared to the usual two to three days.

Currently, severe heatwave conditions persist across parts of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh.