IMD: Intense Heatwaves To Continue In Odisha, Bihar; Rainfall, Thunderstorms In N.E, Himachal Pradesh

From rainfalls to intense heatwaves, India to see a varied weather change.

by Tejashee Kashyap
IMD: Intense Heatwaves To Continue In Odisha, Bihar; Rainfall, Thunderstorms In N.E, Himachal Pradesh

The scorching rays have descended upon the southern landscapes of India with unrelenting intensity, casting a suffocating veil of heat over Odisha, Bangalore, Tamil Nadu, and beyond. The onset of an intense heatwave grips these regions, as IMD has reported.

Intense Heatwave Tightens In Some Indian Regions

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As per the weather agency, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, and Gangetic West Bengal saw hot to severe heatwave conditions on Saturday. But the initial wave of extreme heatwave burnt portions of Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana.

On Saturday, a severe heatwave hit several parts of Odisha. The hottest locations were Boudh in western Odisha and Baripada in the northern region, where maximum temperatures reached 45.2 degrees Celsius. In ten other places in the states, the temperature fell below 43 degrees. The first sunstroke-related death in the Balasore district was announced by the state on Friday. West Bengal’s Bankura sizzled at 44.6 degrees Celsius, while Midnapore sizzled at 44.5 degrees Celsius in West Bengal. In the meantime, the temperature in Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, reached 43°C. Following Bihar’s extreme heatwave, the Patna district administration modified the school schedule. It further stated that in certain areas of Bihar, the intense heat will persist over the next few days. The state of Uttar Pradesh is on the verge of experiencing a heatwave, with multiple cities recording high temperatures over 40 degrees Celsius.

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IMD Predicts Rainfall In Goa, Himachal Pradesh

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Up till April 24, Northeast India is expected to have significant rainfall along with thunderstorms, lightning, and strong gusts. Similarly, on April 21–22, thunderstorms with lightning and strong gusty winds are predicted across Central and South Peninsular India. Goa had unusual rains that provided some relief from the intense summer heat. IMD’s forecast indicates that lightning and 40–50 km/h winds are extremely possible in various areas of the coastal state today and tomorrow. Additionally, “heavy to very heavy rainfall” is expected in some areas on these days, according to the MeT Office. Meanwhile, a yellow alert has been issued for thunderstorms with lightning at isolated places on April 22 and 23 in several parts of Himachal Pradesh.

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