Heatwave scorches north while Monsoon advances

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Monsoon makes progress but heatwave sweeps through northern region

By Our Special Correspondent

New Delhi, June 12: Several parts of the country continue to reel under intense spell of heatwave. Rains are expected in western parts of the country.

Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Bihar, and Jharkhand are reeling under intense heatwave conditions. Rains are likely in parts of Karnataka, said the Indian Meteorological Department on Wednesday.

The Met department said that there will be no relief from heatwave conditions in Bihar. The Disaster Department has also issued a warning of no relief from heatwave for the next one week.

The Meteorological Department has issued a forecast till June 16. The heat wave can persist for the next two to three days. The weather will remain dry in North Bihar during this period.

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The Meteorological Department has said that light to moderate rainfall may occur in most places of the districts of North Bihar around June 15-16.

On Tuesday, the maximum temperature was recorded above 47 degrees in Narela, Delhi and Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. The India Meteorological Department has said that Delhi will not get relief from the scorching heat in short span of time.

Along with Delhi NCR, there is severe heatwave conditions in Uttar Pradesh. In most of the districts of the state, the temperature is being recorded between 45 degrees to 47 degrees. This is four degrees more than the normal temperature in this season.

The highest temperature of 47.1 degrees was recorded in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. The maximum temperature was recorded at 45.3 degrees in Varanasi, 45.2 degrees Celsius in Baghpat and Fursatganj, 45 degrees in Fatehpur.

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Rajasthan is also reeling under scorching heatwave conditions. In many places, the maximum temperature has increased by one to two degrees Celsius. On Tuesday, Churu in Rajasthan was the hottest place in the state with a maximum temperature of 45.6 degrees Celsius.

At the same time, a temperature of more than 45 degrees was recorded in Sriganganagar. At the same time, Fatehpur and Bikaner recorded 44.8 degrees, Pilani 44.7 degrees, Sangaria 44.3 degrees.

The Meteorological Department has said that strong winds may blow along with lightning in many areas of Rajasthan in the next few days.

Jharkhand is also reeling under intense heatwave conditions. The Meteorological Department issued a red alert regarding heatwave for June 12, 13 and 14.

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Meanwhile, Skymet Weather has predicted moderate to heavy rains in South Konkan Goa, South Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Telangana, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Coastal Karnataka and North Interior Karnataka during the next 24 hours.

Light to moderate rain is possible in Kerala, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Sikkim and parts of Western Assam with heavy rains at some places. Light to moderate rain is possible in Vidarbha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Southern Chhattisgarh and Southern Gujarat. Light rain may occur in Madhya Pradesh, Southern Gujarat and South-Eastern Rajasthan.

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