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The Indian Metrological Department (IMD) on Saturday predicted that heat wave conditions will continue over Northwest and Central India till 2 May and over East India till 30 April and abate thereafter.

IMD has also warned that temperatures might cross the 50 degree Celsius mark in North India. Dr M Mohapatra, Director General of Meteorology, further shared that May is usually the "hottest month", going by the trends.

"The average maximum temperature over northwest and central India in April is the highest with 35.90 degrees Celsius and 37.78 degrees Celsius respectively in the last 122 years," the top IMD scientist was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

This week, several states in the country have suffered power crisis amid coal shortage due to increased electricity consumption.

The weather department also mentioned that there is a possibility of formation of a Low Pressure area over south Andaman Sea around 5 May.

See the IMD update on Twitter here

Heatwave predictions

-The IMD said that heat wave conditions are likely to continue in some parts over West Rajasthan on 30 April and 1 May. Severe Heat Wave Conditions will prevail on 1st May over West Rajasthan and gradually decrease in some parts on 2 and 3 May, IMD added. 

-Severe Heat Wave Conditions will remain over East Uttar Pradesh on 30 April.

-West Madhya Pradesh and East Rajasthan will face severe heatwave conditions from 30 April-3 May.

-Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi, East Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Jammu Division and Vidarbha will also face the same from 30 April-2 May, said IMD. 

-West Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh  are likely to see severe heatwave conditions on 30 April and 1 May.

-Interior Odisha, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Maharashtra will reel under heatwave conditions on 30 April.

 

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