New Delhi: The northern part of India continues to remain under the grip of an intense heat wave, with temperatures crossing the 45-degree Celsius mark in several places.
The national capital continued to reel under severe hot weather on Sunday with the maximum temperature in some parts soaring to 45.8 degrees Celsius, officials said.
However, according toS kymet Weather, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur over Lakshadweep and moderate to heavy rainfall over Kerala and Coastal Karnataka. Light to moderate rain can also occur in some parts of Tamil Nadu.
Due to this, states like Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal are likely to witness heavy spells of rain in some regions.
While the city recorded an average maximum of 45.4 degree Celsius, five notches above season’s average, the temperature in Palam touched 46.2 degrees, making it the hottest place in the city.
According to an India Meteorological Department official, the heat wave which returned in the city on Friday is expected to continue till Monday, searing the entire northwest India.
According to IMD, the heat waves are caused when either the temperature is or above 45 degrees, or if mercury crosses 40 degrees but is five degrees higher than the season’s average.