The national capital on Monday recorded a temperature of 48 degrees Celcius, the highest-ever to be seen in the month of June.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), heat wave conditions will prevail in states like Rajasthan, Haryana, and Delhi, among others, for a couple of days.
Earlier today, the IMD had issued a red alert in West Rajasthan, orange alert in West Madhya Pradesh and yellow alert in various parts of the country including in East Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and East Madhya Pradesh.
A red alert calls for taking an action, orange alert calls for staying prepared while the yellow alert is for staying updated.
A heat wave is usually declared when the temperature stays above 45 degC for two consecutive days.
According to Skymet, some relief is in sight during the next 24 hours.
The private forecaster said that by tomorrow, a fresh Western Disturbance will approach the Western Himalayan. Its induced cyclonic circulation would be seen over Central Pakistan and adjoining parts of West Rajasthan. Therefore, due to these weather systems, pre-Monsoon activities like dust storm and thunderstorm will occur over parts of Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad, and Ghaziabad during the late afternoon or evening hours on June 11.
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