IMD forecasts heatwave over East India, South Peninsular to continue, rainfall in NE

New Delhi: IMD issues orange warning for Arunachal Pradesh for isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall

BY | Tuesday, 23 April, 2024

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted on Tuesday that heat wave to severe heat wave conditions is likely to continue over East India and over parts of south Peninsular India during the next five days.

Yesterday, maximum temperatures were in the range of 40-45 degree Celsius over most parts of Odisha, parts of Andhra Pradesh, Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand and in isolated pockets over Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Bihar.

IMD has issued heat wave, warm night and hot and humid weather warning for the next days.

The Department has also warned of heavy rainfall accompanied with thunderstorms/lightning and gusty winds at isolated places over Northeast India during 22nd-24th April. An orange warning has been issued for Arunachal Pradesh where isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall (115.5-204.4mm) is forecasted on 23rd April 2024.

Moderate thunderstorms with lightning and gusty winds are likely over East and Central India during next two days, IMD stated in its press release.

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