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IMD predicts drop in temperature, some respite from heat for North, West India

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Some states in the country, particularly in the North and West, are likely to see some respite from the sweltering heat in the coming days, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

“Under the influence of a western disturbance and an east-west trough in lower levels and likely occurrence of rain-thunderstorm from May 28 to 30, maximum temperatures over plains of north India are likely to recede from May 28 onwards with substantial reduction of heatwave condition from May 29,” the IMD said in a bulletin.

It said the western disturbance at present is over northeast Afghanistan and adjoining Pakistan.

Western disturbance is referred to as the cyclonic circulation which begins in the Mediterranean Sea and brings rains when it comes in contact with the Himalayas.

The department said the maximum temperature is likely to dip by 3 to 4 degree Celsius in the North-West, Central and West part of India in the next two to three days.

North West and Central India can also see some scattered rainfall or thundershowers.

Several states of north and central India have recorded 47 degree Celsius with Churu, in Rajasthan, even touching the 50 degrees Celsius mark.