IMD forecasts rise in temperature till May

New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 : The Indian Meteorology Department of Delhi (IMD) on Wednesday forecasted that Delhi has not witnessed heat-wave condition but the temperature in the national capital might increase till the month of May which is currently 37 degree, five degree more than what it should be.

IMD scientist Charan Singh told ANI, "Delhi has not witnessed heat-wave condition but the current temperature in Delhi is 37 degree which might increase till the month of May." He further said that heat wave condition is likely to continue in states like Rajasthan, Gujarat, west Madhya Pradesh for next three to four days.

"We can witness heat wave in Rajasthan Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh for next two to three days and it has already spread in South Haryana and South Uttar Pradesh.

Most parts of India will come under heat wave temperature by mid of May," Singh added. Day temperatures continue to rise across most parts of India, especially in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra.

Mercury has been settling in higher 40C over almost every place. Presently, Bhira in Maharashtra tops the list of hottest cities in India with a maximum temperature of 46.5C.

Source: ANI