IMD weather update: While people from North India have been waiting for the monsoon, the heatwave conditions continued to prevail in Punjab and Haryana on Thursday.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had on Wednesday predicted said that the national capital along with other parts of north India would continue to reel under the ongoing heatwave with the maximum temperature reaching 43 degrees Celsius, six degrees above normal for this time of the year.
Delhi has been recording the third heatwave day in the month of July. The weather department stated that isolated parts of north India, including Delhi, are likely to witness similar heatwave conditions on Thursday as well.
In north India, the highest temperature was recorded in Rajasthan’s Sriganganagar with over 45.5 degrees Celsius.
A heat wave is declared when the maximum temperature is more than 40 degrees Celsius. Earlier, IMD had revealed that the Southwest Monsoon will reach Delhi by July 10 this year.
The monsoon is likely to advance over the remaining parts of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Delhi around July 10, the IMD said while giving a weather update.
Normally, the monsoon reaches the national capital by June 27 and it covers the entire country by July 8. Last year, it had reached Delhi on June 25 and covered the country by June 29.