The India Meteorological Department on Sunday warned that heat wave conditions are likely to persist in parts of Rajasthan and Vidarbha for the next two days. The West Rajasthan and Vidarbha regions had faced a heat wave on Saturday as well, with Churu recording the highest temperature of 46.5 degrees Celsius.

Most parts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and Telangana had temperatures over 40 degrees Celsius on Sunday. Parts of Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand also had similar temperatures during the day, the IMD’s heat wave bulletin said.

Rajasthan and Vidarbha have a yellow alert for the heat wave on Sunday and Monday. For May 2 and May 3, however, the IMD issued a yellow alert only for Vidarbha and warned of a thunderstorm or sandstorm in Rajasthan. The meteorological body issues a yellow alert when a region is expected to have heat wave conditions for two days.