North India Times

Forest fires in hills and Severe Heat Wave conditions over plains haunt Indians 

Forest fires have razed a sizeable area in Himachal and Uttrakhand

Heat Wave conditions also developed over parts of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi NCR. The highest maximum temperature in the plains of Northwest India was 47.6°C recorded at Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) on 29 May 2019.

Forest fires in hills and Severe Heat Wave conditions over plnes have added to the woes of Indians.

The last 4-5 days, the sky is mainly clear over Northwest India and there is no thundershower activity. As a result, rise in maximum temperatures by around 2-4 °C were experienced over parts of Northwest India including Delhi NCR.

 

Heat Wave conditions also developed over parts of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi NCR. The highest maximum temperature in the plains of Northwest India was 47.6°C recorded at Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) on 29 May 2019.

 

Analysis of high resolution global and regional Numerical model products, satellite information and prevailing weather observations are indicating mainly clear sky over plains of Northwest India including Delhi-NCR till 3 June.

 

Advection of heat from west, subsidence over the region and lack of Rain/Thunderstorm activity will lead to further rise in Maximum temperatures by about 2°C in the region and it may cross 45°C at many places and may even touch 47°C at some places in the region especially over Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

 

A Western Disturbance is likely to affect western Himalayan region mainly from 02 June, however it is unlikely to cause significant Thunderstorm activity over the plains.

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