IMD predicts heatwave over N-W, Central and East India for next 5 days

at 3:36 pm

New Delhi: The maximum temperature in Northwest India is expected to soar by 2 degrees, as severe heatwave would continue to prevail over this region for the next five days, the IMD said today.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has also predicted heatwave conditions over East and Central India for the next 5 days.

According to IMD, “Heatwave conditions very likely to prevail in isolated pockets over Vidarbha, Rajasthan & Madhya Pradesh during next 5 days; Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, interior Gangetic West Bengal & interior Odisha during 27th-30th April.”

“Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi to witness heatwave during 28th April-01st May; Bihar during 27th-29th and over Chhattisgarh during 28th-30th April; Northern parts of Gujarat State on 27th & 28th April 2022,” it said.

The maximum temperatures are very likely to rise about 2°C over most parts of Northwest India during the next 3 days and fall by about 2°C thereafter, the IMD said.

No significant change in maximum temperatures very likely over most parts of East India during next 3 days and fall by about 2°C thereafter, it added.

The IMD further predicted rainfall and thunderstorm accompanied by lightning/gusty winds over Northeast India for the next 5 days.

“Under the influence of strong southwesterly winds from the Bay of Bengal to northeastern States at lower tropospheric levels, rainfall intensity is likely to increase over the region from 29th April,” the IMD said.

“Fairly widespread/widespread rainfall with thunderstorm/lightning/gusty winds (speed reaching 40-50 kmph) very likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam- Meghalaya and scattered/fairly widespread rainfall over Nagaland-Manipur-Mizoram- Tripura & Sub-Himalayan West Bengal-Sikkim during next 5 days,” it said.

Isolated heavy rainfall very likely over Arunachal Pradesh on 30th April & 01st May; over Assam-Meghalaya on 29th & 30th April and isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall also likely over Assam-Meghalaya on 01st May.

As per IMD, “Under the influence of a fresh Western Disturbance; light/moderate isolated rainfall accompanied with thunderstorm/lightning/gusty winds (speed reaching 30-40 kmph) very likely over Jammu-Kashmir-Ladakh-Gilgit-Baltistan-Muzaffarabad & Himachal Pradesh during 28th April-01st May and over Uttarakhand during 29th April-01st May.”

Isolated hailstorm also likely over Jammu-Kashmir & Himachal Pradesh on 29th April and over Uttarakhand on 30th April & 01st May 2022.

Very light isolated rainfall with Duststorm/thunderstorm likely over Punjab, Haryana- Chandigarh-Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh on 29th April and over Rajasthan on 29th & 30th April, the IMD said.

Strong surface winds (speed reaching 30-40 kmph) are very likely over Rajasthan on 28th & 29th and over Uttar Pradesh on the 29th & 30th of April.

Under the influence of another fresh Western Disturbance likely to affect Northwest India from 02nd May 2022.

Light/moderate scattered to fairly widespread rainfall accompanied with thunderstorm/lightning likely over Western Himalayan Region during 02nd-04th May.

Isolated light rainfall is likely over plains of northwest India from 03rd-04th May.

Due to trough/wind discontinuity over peninsular India in lower tropospheric levels. Isolated to scattered rainfall with thunderstorm/lightning is very likely over Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana during the next 5 days, the IMD said.