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As Summer Intensifies, IMD Warns Of Heatwave Across Multiple Indian States

Mumbai and Odisha face heatwave alerts as IMD warns of scorching temperatures in Maharashtra and Odisha from April 15

As Summer Intensifies, IMD Warns Of Heatwave Across Multiple Indian States
Maximum temperature is likely to be in the range of 36 to 38 degrees Celsius

New Delhi: As summer arrives in full force, the India Meteorological Department has forecast a heatwave in several regions, including North Goa, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and West Bengal. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has alerted Mumbai and several other regions in Maharashtra about impending heat conditions on April 15 and April 16, 2024. The department forecasts maximum temperatures ranging from 36 to 38 degrees Celsius for Mumbai, Raigad, and Thane, issuing a heatwave warning for these areas.

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Mumbai witnessed severe hot weather on Monday amid the India Meteorological Department’s warning of a heatwave in Maharashtra’s capital and neighbouring Thane and Raigad districts for two days till Tuesday. IMD officials said the maximum temperature in the three districts could go up to 38 degrees Celsius.

The official said,

Maximum temperature is likely to be in the range of 36 to 38 degrees Celsius.

The civic administration in Mumbai has already issued guidelines for people to tackle the heatwave this summer season.

In North Goa, heat wave conditions are predicted to prevail on the 15th and 16th of April, 2024.

Similarly, Odisha is likely to witness intense heat wave conditions from the 15th to the 19th of April, posing significant challenges for residents and authorities alike. The IMD has forecast heatwave conditions in the districts of Angul, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Koraput on April 15 and Angul, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Koraput, Malkangiri, Kandhamal, Boudh, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Keonjhar and Jajpur on April 16.

The Special Relief Commission (SRC) in Odisha on Friday put several districts on alert in the wake of the IMD forecasting return of heatwave conditions in parts of the state from April 15, officials said.

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The SRC said the weather office has issued a ‘yellow warning’ (be updated), and asked district authorities to take steps to circulate the warning message among people and make them aware about the health concerns related to the heat, especially for the infants and the elderly.

“People should be advised to take precautionary measures while going out during noon from 11 am to 3 pm. The situation should be monitored closely,” it said in a letter to all the district collectors.

Telangana is also bracing for high temperatures, with isolated pockets expected to face heat wave conditions on the 17th and 18th of April. Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam are not far behind, as heat wave conditions are anticipated from the 16th to the 18th of April, prompting concerns for the well-being of inhabitants.

Gangetic West Bengal is also on high alert, with heat wave conditions very likely in isolated pockets from the 17th to the 19th of April, adding to the growing list of regions facing extreme weather conditions.

Additionally, yellow alert has been sounded for several districts in Kerala where temperatures are expected to reach unprecedented heights. According to meteorological reports, the mercury is expected to soar to 36°C in Thiruvananthapuram, surpassing the normal range by 2 to 4 degrees Celsius, from April 15th to 17th, 2024.

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The warning extends across various districts, with Kollam, Thrissur, and Palakkad expected to experience temperatures around 39°C, while Kozhikode and Kannur may see highs of 38°C. Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, and Kasargod are also on alert, with temperatures likely to hit around 37°C.

As heat wave conditions persist across much of the nation, several regions are expected to experience rainfall in a few other states.

The IMD has forecasted rainfall, hailstorms, and thunderstorms in various regions such as Jammu Kashmir, West Bengal, Sikkim, and Himachal Pradesh over the next two to three days.

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