On Monday, Delhi recorded its hottest day this year at 39.1°C, seven degrees above the season’s average. The temperature is expected to rise further in the coming days.
The maximum temperature recorded in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) was 40°C. Meanwhile, Narela recorded the maximum temperature at 42°C.
At least 10 districts in Jharkhand are expected to face a heatwave for three days starting Wednesday. The weather office also cautioned about the maximum temperature touching 43°C.
The districts that might be affected by the heatwave are Dhanbad, Latehar, Garhwa, Palamu, Bokaro, Seraikela-Kharswan, Chatra, East and West Singhbhum and Simdega.
On Monday, IMD said that isolated heat wave conditions are likely to continue in the Saurashtra-Kutch region of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh for the next two days. Also, Rajasthan, Vidarbha and West Madhya Pradesh will face extreme heat in the coming 4-5 days.
Heat wave conditions are also expected to prevail over Marathwada, Bihar, Odisha, south Uttar Pradesh, Gangetic West Bengal, south Haryana, Jharkhand and northern parts of east Madhya Pradesh from March 30 to April 1.
On Monday, Bhopal reeled under blazing heat as the day temperature touched 40° C. In the coming days, day temperature in most parts of the state, is expected to touch 41-44°C.