Heatwave alert in Mumbai: IMD issues warning for Maharashtra capital, Raigad and Thane for two days

Several cities of Maharashtra including Mumbai, Raigad, and Thane will witness extremely high temperatures on April 15 and April 16, IMD said on Monday. According to IMD's regional forecast for Mumbai, temperature will range between 38 deg. C and 24 deg. C today and tomorrow

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Updated15 Apr 2024
Heatwave like conditions will prevail over parts of Maharashtra.
Heatwave like conditions will prevail over parts of Maharashtra.(PTI)

The Indian Meteorological Department on Monday issued a heatwave warning for Mumbai, Raigad and Thane for today and tomorrow. According to the weather forecast agency, the maximum temperature in these Maharashtra cities is likely to range between 36-38 degrees Celsius on April 15 and 16. 

In addition to this, the IMD has forecasted heatwaves in North Goa, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and West Bengal.

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IMD warning for Mumbai and other Maharashtra cities 

According to IMD's daily weather bulleting for Maharashtra, heatwave conditions are very likely to prevail in the districts of North Konkan. For Mumbai and neighbourhood areas, there will be a clear sky with prevalent heatwave-like conditions in the city and suburbs on Monday.  Maximum & minimum temperatures are likely to be around 39 deg. C and 24 deg. Similar weather conditions are likely to prevail in the city with temperatures ranging between 38 deg. C and 24 deg. C on Tuesday, April 26.

IMD heatwave alert for other areas

For North Goa, the IMD has predicted heatwave conditions on Monday and Tuesday. Similarly in Odisha, intense heatwave-like conditions will prevail till the 19th of April.

In Telangana, high temperatures will be witnessed in several areas with isolated pockets expected to face heatwave conditions on the 17th and 18th of April. Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam are not far behind, as heatwave 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 heatwave 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.

Yellow alert in several districts in Kerala

Given the harsh summer in Kerala, the IMD has issued a yellow alert for several districts in the state as a warning of unprecedented high temperatures. 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.

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.

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