According to data available at the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Sizzling, Chandigarh recorded the longest heat wave in 2011 to June, with seven consecutive days of heatwave conditions till Friday.
After residents left sweating, the heat wave dropped on Saturday after reaching the Western Disturbance (WD) area, causing the maximum temperature to rise from 44.3 ° C on Friday to 42.9 ° C on Saturday, 3.7 degrees below normal.
According to the IMD, the heat wave is declared in the region when the maximum temperature is above 40 ° C and 4.5 to 6.4 degrees above normal.
According to IMD data collected since June 2011, this month’s seven-day heat wave approached 2014, with heatwave conditions recorded in six days. But these were not consecutive days as seen this year.
Speaking about this, IMD Chandigarh Director Manmohan Singh said, “Over the last week, high-pressure areas have been formed in South Haryana. It was dry southwest winds, originating from Rajasthan and bringing it to the region. The humidity is very low and without any strong WD, it is allowed to rise without checking the maximum temperature.
Meanwhile, the minimum temperature dropped from 29.8 ° C on Friday to 29 ° C on Saturday, 3.8 ° C above normal.
With winds blowing between 30-40 km / h on Saturday night, the city’s maximum temperature has dropped from 42.4 ° C at 5.30 pm to 33.7 ° C at 8.30 pm.
Showers were recorded around 8.15 pm near the Sector 39 IMD Observatory, but were stopped 15 minutes later.
IMD officials said the possibility of light rains on Sunday will continue and another heat wave is unlikely in the coming week.
“WD is not likely to cause rain in the city, but it does bring east winds. Humidity, which contributes to the increase in humidity.
There is no chance of good rains in the coming days, but there is a chance of thunderstorms around June 15, Singh said.
Although the monsoon is expected to begin in the city by the end of the month, its exact arrival is still unclear. Over the next three days, the maximum temperature will be between 42 ° C and 43 ° C, while the minimum will be 29 ° C.