Light to moderate rainfall in various parts of the country, including Delhi, on Tuesday brought respite from the scorching sun but heatwave claimed 16 more lives in Andhra Pradesh and three in Odisha, raising the nationwide toll to 2,357.
In New Delhi, the maximum temperature was recorded at 39.9 degree Celsius with the humidity level rising. “The Capital received 2.9 mm of rainfall till 8.30 am. In the evening, the city saw traces of rainfall and the day remained cloudy almost throughout,” said a MeT official. Similar weather conditions are likely to continue on Wednesday according to the MeT.
Light to moderate rainfall also occurred in isolated areas of all the divisions of Rajasthan, leading to decrease in temperature in parts of the state and bringing slight relief from the scorching heat. The temperatures hovered between 37 and 42.3 degrees celsius with Kota being the hottest at 42.3 degrees.
Light to moderate rain and thundershowers occurred at isolated places in Uttar Pradesh. The MeT department has warned that dust storm or thunderstorm would occur at isolated places over west Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday and Friday.
Temperature fell at most places across Odisha but the death toll mounted to 28 from 25 because of heat wave in some areas. However, the IMD predicted a fall of temperatures in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday though the humidity ratio would continue to at around 89 per cent.