New Delhi, June 11: The northern India is reeling under a severe heat wave, especially in Rajasthan and Delhi. The national capital on Monday witnessed the hottest day in June on record. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Mercury is expected to remain at 46 degrees Celsius in Delhi on Tuesday. Some relief is expected after Tuesday night as IMD has predicted thunderstorm with "gusty winds". Monsoon 2019: Mumbai Faces Risk of Waterlogging in 180 Areas of The City, Confirms BMC.
"People can expect some decline in temperature only from June 12," said IMD scientist Devendra Pradhan. On Monday, Mercury touched 48 degrees Celsius in the national capital's Palam area. As per IMD, the heat wave is expected in Delhi. The heat wave is declared when the temperature remains at 45 degrees and above for two days. Maharashtra Monsoon Update: Cyclone Likely to Occur in Western Coast on June 11-12, Heavy Rains Expected in Mumbai.
In contradictory, a storm is formed over the Arabian Sea near Lakshadweep islands has intensified into a deep depression on Monday and likely to become severe cyclonic storm by Wednesday while heading towards Gujarat and bring rain along India's western coast. As per Skymet weather, Cyclone Vayu will become severe tonight and further intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm giving heavy to very heavy rainfall in Gujarat's Saurashtra region.
Cyclone Vayu is expected to be closest to Saurashtra on Wednesday, giving very strong winds and rough sea conditions. Cities such as Jamnagar, Porbandar, Somnath, Okha, Dwarka, Veraval, Naliya and Bhuj are expected to receive heavy rainfall.