Saturday, April 21, 2018

Pre-monsoon heat builds across northern India

heat builds across northern India
Temperatures across central and northern India have been in excess of 40C in recent days, and after a brief respite over the weekend, it could become even hotter during the early to middle part of next week.

Weekend temperatures in New Delhi are expected to return to the seasonal average of 36 to 37C. This is the result of a western disturbance - an area of low pressure which originates over the Mediterranean or Caspian Seas before travelling across the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan before entering India from the west.

As well as bringing cooler air to New Delhi, this disturbance has brought heavy rain, strong winds and thunderstorms to the northern states of Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

Once the disturbance passes through, temperatures will rise again. From New Delhi to Lucknow and Ahmadabad, temperatures of 42 to 43C are likely from Monday to Wednesday.

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