India Metrological Department has made a forecast that although ‘severe’ heatwave’ conditions will prevail in parts of Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, interior Odisha, and Gangetic Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, UP, and Chandigarh, heatwave conditions may take a backseat by the beginning of May. 

"Heatwave conditions will last till the end of this month with sultry conditions affecting residents of north India.... heatwave conditions may see a backseat at beginning of May."

An 'orange' alert has been issued for western Rajasthan for four of the next five days, with 'yellow' alerts for most of the rest of north and northeast India, including Delhi, in that time.

'Orange' alerts have been issued for Madhya Pradesh for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Temperatures here are expected to be well above the 40-degree Celsius mark, news agency ANI said citing IMD officials. "... Rajasthan may see maximums above 45 degrees Celsius... Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, and UP are set to see a comeback of heatwave conditions."

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