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Delhi Gets Respite From Heat, Maximum Temperature Settles at 39.3 Degrees

A substantial reduction in rainfall intensity over northeast India is expected from 22 May.

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Delhi on Sunday, 22 May, saw some respite after days of extreme heat, with maximum temperature being recorded at 39.3 degrees Celsius, according to data available on the India Meteorological Department (IMD) website.

This comes after light rainfall occurred in various regions on Saturday.

Earlier in the day, The Weather Channel (TWC) had predicted that Uttar Pradesh would see an improvement in the weather, with Lucknow at 35 degrees Celsius, Noida at 40 degrees Celsius, and Jhansi at 41 degrees Celsius.

Gurgaon however saw a maximum of 44 degrees Celsius, against an expected 40 degrees.

Parts of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh was expected to face heatwaves. In keeping with this, Jaisalmer touched 45 degrees Celsius, according to IMD.

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'Relief From Heatwave for Next 5 Days': IMD

A statement released by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) shows that the severe heatwaves will abate, at least for the next five days, starting from Saturday.

"Scattered rainfall activity over Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and isolated rainfall activity over Rajasthan" till Tuesday is expected, said IMD.

Thunderstorm, with lightning and stormy winds, is also expected to occur in parts of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, while stormy winds are predicted over Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Bihar, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, and New Delhi on Sunday, reported TWC.

"Abatement of heatwave conditions over the (entire) Indian region from 21 May," is predicted by IMD.

On incessant rainfall in southern states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and northern states of Assam, Tripura, and so on, TWC said that "a substantial reduction in rainfall intensity over south peninsular India can be expected from 21 May and northeast India from 22 May".

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