New Delhi: The Indian Meteorological Department on Monday announced that isolated areas in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, northern Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh are likely to continue to see heatwaves into the next day.

This comes after the weather department predicted that the nation’s capital is likely to see heatwaves today, with maximum temperatures reaching around 42 degrees Celsius.

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According to a tweet by IMD, the heat wave in isolated areas across Jammu Division, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar could be experienced today, while across Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, northern Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Gangetic West Bengal, conditions will also apply on Tuesday.

Heatwave conditions are also expected over Jharkhand through Wednesday. This is likely to subside later as wind and turbulence conditions are approaching, the IMD said.

In another tweet, the IMD wrote: “Slight isolated rainfall likely over the next 5 days in Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi between 19 and 22 April 2022.”

It further mentions “Strong dusty winds (speeds reaching 25-35 kmph) are most likely to occur in isolated places in Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi, northern Rajasthan and Western Uttar Pradesh on the 19th and April 20, 2022”.

Air quality in Delhi

According to the Met Department, the minimum temperature recorded in the city was 22.5 degrees Celsius, one order of magnitude higher than normal for the season.

The relative humidity in the city at 8:30 a.m. today was 52%.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) at around 9 a.m. was 252, according to data recorded by the Weather and Air Quality Research and Forecasting System, news agency PTI reported.

An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered “good”, 51 and 100 “satisfactory”, 101 and 200 “moderate”, 201 and 300 “poor”, 301 and 400 “very poor”, and 401 and 500 “severe” “.

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