By Eric Leister, AccuWeather meteorologist
April 11,2017, 11:18:45AM,EDT
Following a brief reprieve from sweltering conditions, northwestern India will face a resurgence of dangerous heat this week.
High temperatures were near 35 C (95 F) across the National Capital Region from Saturday through Monday, but heat began to build once again on Tuesday.
Temperatures reached 38 C (100 F) on Tuesday and will continue to climb into the weekend.
Temperatures will peak around 40-41 C (104-106 F) from Wednesday through Saturday. Overnight lows will hover between 24 and 26 C (75 and 79 F) in New Delhi making the building heat wave even more dangerous.
Other cities across India such as Lucknow, Nagpur and Indore will also face dangerous heat this week.
A high temperature near 34 C (93 F) is more common during the first half of April in New Delhi.
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The heat will turn even more intense from Sunday into next week across northwestern India.
Despite early bouts of dangerous heat this year, many locations such as Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh will record their highest temperatures of the year thus far during the upcoming wave.
Temperatures may approach 43 C (110 F) in the National Capital Region on the hottest days and should peak between 43 and 46 C (110 and 115 F) in the hottest locations across north-central and northwestern India.
Millions of residents and animals will once again be at risk for dehydration, heat exhaustion or heatstroke.
Anyone who must spend time outdoors during the impending heat wave is encouraged to drink plenty of water, take frequent breaks and wear light-colored clothing.
Strenuous activities should also be avoided during the hottest times of the day.
Rounds of dangerous heat will keep millions of people at risk across India into June before monsoon rainfall spreads from southeast to northwest across the country.