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Intense heat wave batters North India, at 40C hottest summer in Jammu

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The northern part of continues to remain under the grip of an intense heat wave, with recording the highest of the season at over 40 degrees Celsius, according to the

Known as the winter capital of and Kashmir, for the first time touched 40 degrees in this summer season. However, thunderstorm and lightning accompanied by gusty winds (40 kmph-50 kmph) at isolated places are likely over over the next few days.

In the capital of Delhi, the minimum and maximum temperatures are expected to hover around 27 degree and 41 degree with strong surface winds of 8 km per hour during the day time, said

Dust or thunderstorms are expected to hit tomorrow and bring a very slight dip in the city's that is predicted to be at 40 degree Celsius. Delhiites might get relief from the sweltering heat as the partly cloudy sky with light rain is predicted for May 12 and May 13 in the city.

Pollution in the capital continues to remain in the "very poor" category according to SAFAR.

Meanwhile the IMD has predictied that for the next several days till May 13, conditions are "very likely" in isolated pockets over West Rajasthan, East Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Vidarbha, Marathwada, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Pradesh, Telangana and Rayalaseema. Dust raising winds are predicted "very likely" in parts of Rajasthan, and and

forecaster Skymet said that by May 13, in the wake of widespread pre-Monsoon rain and thundershowers over most parts of the country, conditions will abate completely from Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana and

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First Published: Thu, May 09 2019. 11:16 IST