The Meteorological Department on Thursday said that the entire North Indian region will continue to face hot weather conditions for the next four days.
Rains have been predicted in the region in the first week of April and only then are the people expected to get some respite from the heat.
"South Haryana is experiencing extremely hot weather conditions and the temperature in this region has already crossed over 40 degrees. Narnaul is the hottest area in the region where the maximum temperature has touched the 42 degree mark which is 7 to 8 degrees above the normal temperature. Maximum temperature in Chandigarh has been recorded at 35 degrees and shot up about 3 to 4 degrees during the last four days," scientist, Indian Meteorological Department, Shivender Singh told India Today.
The Met Department has predicted rains after four days when the temperature is expected to decline by two degrees. Rains are expected to occur on April 4 and 5.
According to the Met Department, the sudden rise in temperatures is due to the presence of dry and hot air which is blowing from the southern latitude. Anti-Cyclonic circulation has resulted in solar heating.
CHANDIGARH WEATHER ATTRACTS DELHI TOURISTS
The sudden rise in temperature has resulted in the movement of people in hill towns located close to Chandigarh and New Delhi. While a number of Delhiites are already heading to the hill towns besides Chandigarh, a sizeable number of local residents here are planning to spend the weekend either in Shimla or Manali.
'Delhi is hotter compared to Chandigarh which has less population and pollution. The food and water is also fresh here and comfortable," says Chahat Arora from New Delhi who is on her first visit to Chandigarh.
'The big difference between Delhi and Chandigarh is the temperature. There is a big gap, so we are enjoying here," says Vijay, another New Delhi resident.
"We are able to stand in the sunlight here where as in Delhi, we would be requiring air-conditioning. We are planning to visit Shimla next week," says Varun , another Delhi resident.