The intensity and spatial spread of the heat wave over India were reduced on Monday. As the weather office predicted, several areas in the northwest region of India recorded a drop in temperature.
The highest maximum temperature recorded was 46.1°C in Rajasthan's Dholpur. After days of abnormally high temperatures of 48°C and 49°C, the Indo-Gangetic plains had a day of relief. The IMD had predicted a further fall of 3-4°C in the next 24-48 hours.
However, heat wave conditions prevailed over isolated parts in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, south Uttar Pradesh, and northeast Madhya Pradesh. Some parts of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi may also receive dust storms or thunderstorms with gusty winds on Tuesday, said IMD.
Today, above 44°C were recorded in Churu (44°C), Alwar (44.2°C), Dholpur (46.1°C), Akola (44.1°C), Khargone (44°C), Gwalior (44.3°C), Nowgong (45.5°C), Khajuraho (44°C), Sidhi (45°C), Jhansi (45.6°C), Varanasi (45°C), Gurugram (44.7°C), Hissar (44.7°C), and Bhatinda (45.1°C) and Patiala AWS (45°C).