No relief is in sight for central and northwest central India, including parts of Rajasthan, which are reeling under a severe heat wave, with the weather department predicting a further likely rise in the mercury in the next 48 hours.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) Weather report, Friday’s highest maximum temperature of 49.6degC was recorded in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan.
IMD has forecast that the maximum temperature is very likely to rise gradually by two to three degrees over major parts of northwest India during the next 48 hours.
Temperatures over parts of the southern peninsula are likely to remain two to three degrees above what is considered normal during this time of the year, during the next three days.
No significant change in maximum temperatures is likely over the rest of the country during the next 24 hours.
The weather agency has predicted a heat wave to severe heat wave conditions over parts of the northwest, central and adjoining east and peninsular India during the next four to five days.