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Dangerous heat to hit India next week

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Weather   Waiting for the summer monsoon

The beginning of May will bring another resurgence of dangerous heat across India as the nation continues to wait for the summer monsoon to bring lasting heat relief.

Clouds and spotty showers and thunderstorms will continue to allow northwestern India, including New Delhi, to catch a break from extreme heat to close out April.

Highs this weekend will average within a degree or two of 38 C (100 F) in the National Capital Region.

While still seasonably hot, the heat is not as extreme as the 43-45 C (109-113 F) that made for New Delhi’s hottest April day since 2010 on 20 April.

Unfortunately, temperatures trending downward is not a sign of things to come for early May.

High pressure will build back across India next week, allowing temperatures to soar once again.

Highs by midweek will return to around 41 C (106 F) in the National Capital Region. The number of communities reaching or exceeding 43 C (110 F) will increase from southern Uttar Pradesh and eastern Madhya Pradesh to Jharkhand and western Odisha.

The heat is likely to reach even dangerously higher levels later in the week and next weekend.

"Temperatures could once again surge past 43 C (110 F) in New Delhi," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Jason Nicholls said.


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