- IMD scientist RK Jenamani has come up with some good news for Delhi folks.
- As per his prediction, there will be no heat wave in the national capital in next 4 days.
- Heatwave prevailing in the national capital and other north Indian states will abate from tomorrow.
As the national capital seems to be under the grip of a scorching heat wave, India Meteorological Department (IMD) scientist RK Jenamani has come up with some good news. As per the scientist, the heatwave prevailing in the national capital and other north Indian states will abate from tomorrow for the next four days.
Speaking to news agency ANI, Jenamani said, "Yesterday's heatwave was the most severe. The peak is over. Today we are having a trend of 3 to 4 degrees fall over Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, and Madhya Pradesh."
"In Delhi, Safdarjung may record a max temperature of 43 degrees Celsius. As the western disturbance further comes, the heatwave will be abated by tomorrow over a large area," he added.
Calling the temperature in March "unusual" this year, the scientist said that the month recorded the highest all-India temperature in 122 years.
"In April, the 3rd-highest temperature was recorded but NW India continues to be the warmest in 122 years. In May, the first 10 days were good. So, I don't think it'll be very unusual this month," he said.
The scientist, however, predicted, "If the climate record of Safdarjung-Palam is seen, the highest temperature recorded in May is more than 48 degrees Celsius and the highest in Safdarjung is 47.2 degrees Celsius. So, I don't think anything extreme has come."
"Up to the next 4 days from May 17 onwards, there will be no heatwave over any area. UP to May 11, there was no significant heatwave except in West Rajasthan. This was mainly because of Asani Cyclone that the heatwave was suppressed, but from 12th onwards, it intensified," he added.
Noting that May 13, 14, and 15 recorded a peak in the national capital, he said that a few stations in Delhi witnessed more than 45 degrees temperature also.
"We all know that on 13, 14, and 15 Delhi was having a peak of more than 45 degrees temperature. One of the two stations of Delhi also recorded a max temperature of 49 degrees like Najafgarh and Mungeshpur. They are urban stations and can not be compared with other stations and records also," he said.
(With ANI Inputs)