Severe heat wave conditions will continue in many parts over the next couple of days, especially in Rajasthan and several parts of north and central India, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday. In worst-hit Rajasthan, a farmer died of heatstroke in Sikar district, while Churu recorded the highest temperature of 48.4°C.However, thunderstorms and dust storms are likely in some parts, including Delhi, on Monday, and they are expected to bring down temperatures marginally. “Maximum temperatures are very likely to rise gradually by 2-4°C over major parts of northwestern India in the next three to four days. They are likely to remain above normal by 2-3°C over some parts of south peninsula in the next three days ,” the IMD said in its five-day forecast.Maximum temperatures were 5.1°C to 1.6°C above normal on Saturday. In Odisha, Titlagarh touched 43.8°C, while in Andhra Pradesh, Nellore, Guntur and Prakasam districts recorded temperatures above 45°C. Severe heatwave conditions continued in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.However, from June 7 to 9, the IMD has forecast widespread rain over parts of east India, northeastern and south peninsular India, with isolated heavy falls over Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, south interior Karnataka and Kerala.The national capital and surrounding areas may see some respite on June 3 as the IMD forecasts “very likely” thunderstorm/duststorm accompanied with gusty winds (30-40 kmph) at isolated places over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.At the same time, heavy rains is very likely at isolated places across the North East, parts of South India and coastal areas.
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