Skip to content
Green
Climate Adaptation

Scorching Heat Wave to Continue in Northwest and Central India

  • Extreme heat may ease after two days, weather office says
  • Thunderstorms are ‘very likely’ in some parts of India
A street betel leaf vendor under an umbrella in New Delhi, on April 30.

A street betel leaf vendor under an umbrella in New Delhi, on April 30.

Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Unprecedented heat waves, which are putting lives, crops and power supply at risk in India, are set to continue in the northwestern and central areas until Monday, according to the official weather forecaster.

Maximum temperatures in some parts of the country touched 46 degree Celsius (114.8 degrees Fahrenheit), the India Meteorological Department said in a statement on Sunday. Thunderstorms are likely in some areas until May 4, according to the statement.