NEW DELHI: The Indian Meteorological Department, commonly known as IMD announced on Sunday that an intense heatwave can sweep some parts within Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh in the coming 5 days.
A scientist from the department, Dr N. Kumar said, "Temperatures will continue to rise in Punjab, Haryana, southern UP, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, and coastal Andhra Pradesh. In the next five days, these areas will see a heatwave or severe heatwave, with temperatures likely touching 47-degree Celsius at some places."
It was also revealed that the temperature in Delhi will also be on the rise and touch 46 degrees around May 25 to May 26 and a condition of severe heatwave would exist as dry northwesterly winds will surround Northwest India.
The mercury will decrease to 38 degrees by May 30.
Mahesh Palawat from Skymet weather has claimed that the capital city, Delhi and its neighbouring areas along with northern plains in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan will soon get relief after the pre-monsoon activities like dust storms and rain commences.
On Saturday, May 23 the temperature recorded was 46.2 degrees, the highest till date during this season.
Apart from this, the air quality index of Delhi was at 160 micrograms per cubic mere, particulate matter with a 2.5 diametre and microns of 10 recorded at 68 and 204 micrograms per cubic metre.