Delhi, other parts of North India to see more dust storms till Thursday, says IMD

Delhi was hit by a dust storm on Tuesday which decreased visibility and resulted in a dip in temperature.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), most of the North, northwest and northeast India are possible to see above-normal most temperatures till May.

“During the upcoming hot weather season (March to May), above normal seasonal maximum temperatures are likely over most of the subdivisions of north, northwest and northeast India…,” the IMD famous in its ‘Seasonal Outlook for Temperatures’.

The dusty climate is predicted to proceed on Wednesday as properly and prevail till Thursday. “Dust raising strong surface winds (speed reaching 30-40 kmph) are very likely over Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh during March 30th March-April 1,” IMD stated.

Hottest day in 76 years

Delhi noticed its hottest day in March in 76 years on Monday, as per the India Meteorological Department stated. Reeling beneath a “severe” heatwave on the day of Holi, the utmost temperature shot up to 40.1 levels Celsius in Delhi.

The Safdarjung Observatory, which gives consultant knowledge for Delhi, recorded a most temperature of 40.1 levels Celsius, eight notches more than the traditional, stated Kuldeep Srivastava, the pinnacle of the IMD’s regional forecasting centre.

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“It was the hottest day in March since March 31, 1945, when Delhi recorded a maximum of 40.5 degrees Celsius,” he stated.

“Low wind speed and plenty of sun due to clear skies over the last three to four days led to high temperatures,” Srivastava stated. Delhi had recorded a most of 39.6 levels Celsius on March 29, 1973, the third hottest day in March.

The climate stations at Najafgarh, Narela, Pitampura and Pusa recorded most temperatures of 41.8 levels Celsius, 41.7 levels Celsius, 41.6 levels Celsius, and 41.5 levels Celsius, the IMD stated.

According to Skymet Weather, sturdy dust-raising winds from the West and northwest route are anticipated to proceed over Punjab, Haryana, North Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar for just a few days. Winds are anticipated to subside by April 2 night, it stated.

What is warmth wave?

For the plains, a “heatwave” is asserted when the utmost temperature is more than 40 levels Celsius, and a minimum of 4.5 notches above regular. A “severe” heatwave is asserted if departure from regular temperature is more than 6.5 levels Celsius, in accordance to the IMD.

No let-up in warmth wave circumstances in Odisha

There appears to be no respite from warmth wave situation in Odisha as a minimum of 17 stations recorded temperature above 40 levels Celsius and Baripada city changing into the most well liked place within the state with the mercury touching 44.6 levels Celsius on Tuesday, in accordance to the climate division.

The twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar recorded a most temperature of 40.5 and 39.8 levels Celsius.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has stated the utmost temperature (day temperature) is probably going to rise by round 2 levels Celsius through the subsequent 48 hours and it’ll slide by 2-3 levels after three days within the districts of Odisha.

The IMD issued a yellow warning for the subsequent three days in 20 of the state’s 30 districts.

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