Rains on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning lashed Delhi-NCR, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and other parts of North India, giving people some relief from the scorching heat with maximum temperatures reeling near 47 degrees.
On Wednesday morning, temperature in Delhi NCR was recorded near 27 degrees, 3 points less than the minimum temperature in last two days.
According to the IMD, as the temperature marginally dropped in the national capital and regions around it on Tuesday, the heat wave abated in most parts of Rajasthan.
According to Skymet, this is likely to be the last round of heat wave in northern India, including the national capital, and after this phase, the maximum temperature will hover around 40 degrees.
The intense heat wave conditions in parts of Uttar Pradesh on Monday claimed 10 lives. Besides, the number of patients with heat stroke conditions, diarrhoea, vomiting and high fever has increased in hospitals across the state.
Bundelkhand is the worst hit, with mercury logging an average of 47 degrees Celsius in most districts. Banda and Mahoba continue to simmer under extreme heat wave condition.
(with IANS inputs)