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No relief in sight, mercury set to rise in central, NW India: IMD

ANI | Updated: Jun 01, 2019 20:46 IST

New Delhi (India), June 1 (ANI): The highest temperature recorded on Saturday is 48.8degC at Churu, Rajasthan, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
No relief is in sight for central and northwest central India, including parts of Rajasthan, which are reeling under a severe heat wave.
On Friday, the highest temperature of 49.6degC was recorded in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan.
On the other hand, IMD warned of a severe heat wave in the national capital and its adjoining states for the next few days. Maximum temperature in the national capital will hover at 46 degree Celsius during the coming days.
Speaking exclusively to ANI, M Mohapatra, Director General, IMD's meteorology, said: "Severe heatwave condition is persisting in many parts of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Rajasthan, southern Uttar Pradesh, northern Madhya Pradesh and some parts of Jharkhand."
Mahapatra also predicted that around June 6, monsoon will be hitting Kerala. The southwest monsoon is expected to hit Odisha coast within two weeks after its onset in Kerala.
The weather agency 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. (ANI)