“The heatwave conditions have been alleviated in most parts of central and eastern India. However, heatwave conditions in isolated locations are very likely over Jammu division on June 12 and from Punjab, Haryana-Delhi, Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on June 12-13,” IMD said in a press release.
According to the statement, “no significant change in maximum temperatures very likely over northwest India over the next 2 days and a gradual drop of 2-3 degrees Celsius thereafter.”
“No significant change in maximum temperatures very likely over eastern India over the next 3 days and gradual drop of 2-3 degrees Celsius thereafter,” he said, adding that a drop in High temperatures of 2-3 degrees Celsius “very likely” over central India for the next 3 days and no significant change thereafter.
The weather bureau predicted “no significant change in maximum temperatures most likely over other parts of the country over the next 5 days”.
On Sunday, heatwave conditions prevailed in parts of Himachal Pradesh and southeastern Uttar Pradesh and in isolated pockets over Haryana, Delhi, Jharkhand, northeastern Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Uttarakhand.
Uttar Pradesh’s Banda was the hottest spot in the country with 46.2 degrees Celsius that day.
Northwest and central India have been reeling from a heatwave since June 2 due to an onslaught of hot, dry westerly winds.