Due to the delay in the arrival of monsoon, the heat wave continued in North India on Thursday as well. The Meteorological Department has predicted that by July 10, rain-related winds will take over the entire region. In such a situation, the residents of Delhi are not getting relief from the scorching heat. The maximum temperature in the capital was recorded at 41.8 degrees Celsius on Thursday, which was five degrees above normal. Heat wave hit Delhi for the fourth day this month on Thursday. On the other hand, the Meteorological Department has predicted rain and thundershowers in the city on Friday.
At the same time, the people of Punjab and Haryana are not getting relief from the heat. The mercury was recorded several degrees above normal at many places in both the states on Thursday. According to the Meteorological Department, Gurugram in Haryana recorded a maximum temperature of 43.7 degrees Celsius, which is six degrees above normal. Apart from this, the maximum temperature in Ambala, Hisar and Karnal was also 40.8 degrees, 42.8 degrees and 39.4 degrees respectively, which is five degrees above normal.
Heat wave conditions in Punjab-Haryana
Similarly, Narnaul and Rohtak in the state also recorded 43.3 degrees Celsius and 41.8 degrees Celsius respectively. In Punjab, Amritsar, Ludhiana and Patiala recorded maximum temperatures of 40 degrees, 39.3 degrees and 41.4 degrees Celsius, respectively, six notches above normal. While Bathinda recorded a maximum temperature of 40.4 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal.
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No relief from hot winds in Rajasthan
The period of hot winds continued in Rajasthan as well. No rain was recorded in any district of the state. Sri Ganganagar was the hottest place in the state with a maximum temperature of 44.3 °C, followed by Pilani at 43.2 °C, Churu at 43 °C, Alwar at 42.8 °C, Dholpur at 42.5 °C and Pali at 42 °C.
Concrete bridge collapsed due to heavy rain in Uttarakhand
A concrete bridge collapsed on Thursday due to heavy rains in parts of Uttarakhand, cutting off the connectivity of Darma, Beas and Chaudas valleys with the rest of the state’s border districts. The bridge was built over the Kulgar River on the Tanakpur-Tawaghat National Highway close to the India-China border. According to the India Meteorological Department, moist easterly winds have started blowing from the Bay of Bengal in East India. They are likely to spread to North West India covering Punjab and North Haryana by 10th July.
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Relief expected from July 10
Southwest Monsoon is very likely to advance into remaining parts of Uttar Pradesh, some more parts of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan and Delhi around July 10. Extensive rain is forecast in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha in the next five days.