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Business News/ News / India/  IMD forecasts heatwave in Maharashtra on Wednesday

New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department has issued a heatwave warning for Maharashtra on Wednesday. In its latest bulletin, the weather bureau said, “temperature is likely to rise by 2-3°C over many parts of Maharashtra from 17th May."

Heatwave conditions in isolated pockets is likely over Vidarbha today, and in Odisha for the next three days, it added.

Heatwave is also likely in Gangetic West Bengal on Tuesday, and in coastal Andhra Pradesh today and Tuesday.

On Sunday, maximum temperatures were in the range of 40-44°C over most parts of northwest, central and adjoining eastern India, and northern peninsular India, which is likely to prevail for the next five days. IMD doesn’t see any significant change in temperature in the rest of the country.

Maximum temperatures were above normal by 2-4°C over parts of coastal Odisha, coastal West Bengal, coastal Andhra, and Vidarbha and normal over rest parts of the country.

Light to moderate widespread rainfall is predicted over northeast India during the next five days, IMD said. Heavy rainfall is likely at isolated places in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday and Tuesday.

Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura will likely receive showers Monday to Friday.

The weather bureau has forecast dust storms in Punjab and Haryana on Monday and in isolated pockets over Rajasthan till Thursday. 

Puja Das
Puja Das is a New Delhi based policy reporter covering food, farm, fertiliser, water, and climate policies for Mint. Puja reports on farmers' distress and how the agriculture sector is impacting India's rural economy and policy initiatives to help meet the pledges made at COP27. Puja holds a post-graduation degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media, Bangalore.
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Updated: 15 May 2023, 04:24 PM IST
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