Delhi-NCR gets relief from scorching heat

As mercury dropped to 30°C, Delhi and its surrounding regions got relief from the scorching weather. The unbearable temperature caused by the heat wave has engulfed more than 2,200 lives across the country. However the metrological department has come with solacin’ news as rainfall is expected over several parts of north India during June 1-3. It is supposed to bring down the temperature and give an  interlude from the heat.

However, the metrological department has come with solacin’ news as rainfall is expected over several parts of north India during June 1-3. It is supposed to bring down the temperature and give an  interlude from the heat.

“Many parts of northern India will experience thunderstorm from June 1 to June 3 due to western disturbance,” said IMD director B P Yadav.

The regions where rain can be expected : Delhi, the National Capital Region, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Northern Rajasthan and Western Uttar Pradesh.

Though the weekend thunderstorms were expected to bring down the temperature in Southern India but there was minimal relief with the death toll at 2200 in mid-April.

Even if Delhi and other regions of North will get respite from the Sun, the intense heat is expected to continue in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Of all the states, Andhra Pradesh was the worst hit region. Its death toll was at 1,636, and another 561 people died in neighboring Telangana, told Sada Bhargava, a state disaster management commissioner

Experts have considered El Nino phenomena for the extreme heat wave in Andhra Pradesh. El Nino phenomenon leads to warming of sea surface temperatures in Pacific and often sparks blazing heat across Asia.

In the past two weeks, 22 heat-related deaths have been reported from Uttar Pradesh, said state government official, Raj Shekhar.

Though the death toll in Orissa due to sun stroke stayed at 21 but the Special Relief Commissioner’s office received reports of 115 heat-related deaths.

In Rajasthan, Kota remained the hottest city with a maximum of 45°C.

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