Weather News: Heatwave Continues In Delhi & North India, Guj Set To Receive Early Monsoon

Delhi on Wednesday witnessed the maximum temperature of 44.7 degrees Celcius as the heatwave continues unabated in the national capital.

While the Najafgarh weather station recorded the highest temperature in the city at 47.7 degrees Celsius, the Safdarjung observatory, considered the official marker of the city, noted a high of 44.7 degrees Celsius, five notches above the normal average.

The situation remained similar across North India where the respite of monsoon is not expected in the coming days. 

Heatwave Continues Unabated

The heatwave and forecast of a partly cloudy sky accompanied by strong surface winds is expected for most places in Delhi on Thursday. The maximum and minimum temperatures in the national capital are likely to hover around 45 and 30 degrees Celsius. 

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the monsoon could cover Odisha, coastal Andhra Pradesh and North-west Bay of Bengal during the next three to four days. The Bay of Bengal arm of the monsoon is weak and is awaiting a fresh pulse to take it forward.

Meanwhile, heatwave conditions were observed in most parts of North India including Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Rajasthan. 

Heatwave was also observed in some parts of Himachal Pradesh, south Bihar, north Odisha and in isolated pockets of Gangetic West Bengal.

The highest maximum temperature of 47.5 degrees was recorded at Kanpur IAF in eastern UP.

When To Expect Monsoon In North India?

As per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the monsoon is expected to arrive in the city by the end of this month, around June 27.

The monsoon is expected to reach Bihar and Jharkhand by June 16-18 and Uttar Pradesh from June 20-30. 

Gujarat is expected to receive an early onset of monsoon. The monsoon usually arrives in Gujarat by June 15, but this time all the districts are expected to experience light to moderate rainfall with thunderstorms in the next two days.