IMD Issues Heatwave Alert In West Bengal, Maharashtra & Several Parts Of India; Max Temp Likely To Soar To 44°C

IMD has predicted a heatwave in several Indian states for the next few days; temperature is also likely to soar by 3 to 4 degrees.

by Tashika Tyagi
IMD Issues Heatwave Alert In West Bengal, Maharashtra & Several Parts Of India; Max Temp Likely To Soar To 44°C

According to the latest weather bulletin by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), scorching heat is expected to maintain its grip over East and South Peninsular India. They have predicted a heatwave in several states of India for the next five days. These include parts of Maharashtra, West Bengal, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Telangana, Karnataka, and Uttar Pradesh. Along with the heatwave, there is also an expected rise in maximum temperature in these regions by at least 3 to 4 degrees.

Heatwave Alert Issued In Several States Of India

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The IMD has issued heatwave warnings in several Indian states. They have predicted soaring temperatures with severe heatwave conditions in various parts of East and South Peninsular India for the next five days. As per the update on their X (formerly Twitter) account, heatwaves are likely to persist in parts of West Bengal, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Karnataka from April 26 to 28.

A red alert has been issued in West Bengal for the next five days and IMD has advised extreme caution, especially for vulnerable individuals. They have also issued orange alerts for Odisha, Bihar, Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam, interior Karnataka, and Rayalaseema. This highlights the elevated risk of heat illness symptoms among individuals exposed to prolonged sun exposure or engaging in strenuous activities.

Parts of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh will experience heatwave-like conditions till April 28. For Maharashtra, intense heat and heatwave alerts have been issued in parts of Mumbai, Thane, and Raigad districts from April 27 to 29. Maximum temperature in all these regions are also likely to soar by at least 3 to 4 degrees. In Mumbai, IMD has forecasted temperature to rise to 40°C. Meanwhile, maximum temperatures are likely to hover around 44°C in coastal Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. In West Bengal, maximum temperatures to rise to 42°C in the next few days.

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Rainfall Predicted In Northeast & Some Northwestern States

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While temperatures continue to soar in various parts of the country, there is a prediction of rainfall in some Northeastern and Northwestern regions of India. A “fresh spell of rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning” is forecasted by IMD over Northwest India from April 26 to April 28. Furthermore, Northeast India is also likely to experience “heavy rainfall with thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds at isolated places on April 24, 28 and 28.”

Arunachal Pradesh is likely to receive heavy rainfall over the weekend. Meanwhile, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura, are likely to experience light to moderate rainfall or snowfall with thunderstorms and lightning till April 28.

Do take care of yourself as these rising temperatures can greatly affect your health. Drink plenty of water, eat fresh vegetables and fruits, and stay indoors as much as possible.

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