Watch: Delhi gets some relief from heat wave, no such luck for AP and Telangana
Delhi and surrounding areas woke up to a cooler morning on Monday as the mercury dropped to around 30°C, providing succour from weeks of unrelenting temperatures caused by a heat wave that has killed more than 2,200 people across the country. The Met department predicted a cloudy sky and thunderstorm later in the day. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said rainfall is expected over several parts of north India during June 1-3, bringing down soaring temperatures and giving respite from the scorching heat. Officials said the intense heat is expected to continue in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana at least till Monday. Experts attribute the blistering heat wave in AP and Telangana to the El Nino phenomenon. Experts say El Nino, a weather anomaly that leads to warming of sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific, often sparks blazing heat across Asia and drags down India’s June-September monsoon.