Heatwave in North India to continue for 2 days: IMD

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New Delhi: North India is reeling under severe heatwave and it is likely to continue for next two days, government weather forecaster IMD said today.

“Heatwave conditions in isolated pockets very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh and north Rajasthan,” it said in a statement today.

“Thunderstorm/Duststorm (speed reaching 40-50 kmph) very likely at isolated places over Punjab and Haryana,” it said.

“Due to likely dry westerly/southwesterly winds from Pakistan to northwest India at lower levels, heatwave conditions in isolated/some pockets over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, north Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and northwest Madhya Pradesh (are likely) during the next two days,” the IMD said yesterday.

According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), “Heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls at isolated places very likely over Assam & Meghalaya and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim.”

“Heavy to very heavy rainfall expected at isolated places over Uttarakhand, Bihar and Arunachal Pradesh and Heavy Rainfall at isolated places over East Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gangetic West Bengal, Mizoram & Tripura, Telangana and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal,” it said in daily weather bulletin.

Thunderstorms with lightning & gusty winds (speed reaching 40-50 kmph) very likely at isolated places over West Uttar Pradesh; (speed reaching 30-40 kmph) Kerala & Mahe and Lakshadweep.

With lightning at isolated places over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan & Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, East Uttar Pradesh, East Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam, Telangana, South Interior Interior Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal, the IMD said.

Strong Winds (speed 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph) very likely over Southwest, Westcentral and Northwest ArabianSea and North Arabian sea and along & off Gujarat coast. Fishermen are advised not to venture into these areas, it added.