Orange alert issued for heatwave in Odisha, West Bengal; rainfall likely north-western states | See IMD full forecast

For Delhi, the IMD has forecasted scattered rainfall with thunderstorm, lightning and gusty winds with a speed of 30-40 kmph from April 18 to April 20.

Written By Arshdeep kaur
Updated16 Apr 2024
Commuters out on a hot summer day at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi witnessing heatwaves
Commuters out on a hot summer day at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi witnessing heatwaves(Hindustan Times)

India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted a second heatwave spell in April for several states of India like Odisha, West Bengal, and Andhra Pradesh for the next five days. The weather agency has also forecasted a fresh spell of rainfall accompanied with thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds over northwestern states such Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand during from April 18 to April 21.

For Delhi, the IMD has forecasted scattered rainfall with thunderstorm, lightning and gusty winds with a speed of 30-40 kmph from April 18 to April 20. 

IMD Heatwave prediction

The IMD has issued an ‘orange alert’ for heatwave in Telangana, West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra and Goa likely from 3 am on April 16 to 12 am on April 17. 

The IMD, in its latest forecast release, predicted heat wave conditions in isolated pockets of Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal from April 16-20, north Konkan, Saurashtra and Kutch on April 16-17; Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam on April 17-18 and Telangana on April 16-18.

The weather agency has also forecasted “hot and humid weather” over Gangetic West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal, Rayalaseema during April 16-20 and in Coastal Karnataka, Kerala and Mahe on April 16-17. 

Hot and humid weather will also prevail over coastal areas of Gujarat during April 16-18, Konkan and Goa during April 18-20.

Warm nights

The IMD said warm night are “very likely” to prevail over Madhya Maharashtra during April 16-18 and over Odisha during April 17-20.

IMD Rainfall Predictions

Several states are likely to receive rainfall with thunderstorm, lightning and gusty winds in the next 5 days. 

Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi will likely receive rainfall from April 18-20, while West Uttar Pradesh, East Rajasthan are predicted to witness rainfall on April 19-21 and West Rajasthan on April 18-19-21st April. 

The north-eastern states such as Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura will likely witness “heavy rainfall” on April 16 to April 20. 

Due to a cyclonic circulation over Rayalaseema and a trough in lower tropospheric levels, Konkan and Goa, Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada can experience isolated light rainfall with isolated thunderstorm and lightning during April 16-18.

IMD Snow Predictions

The IMD, in its press release, said a Western Disturbance as a cyclonic circulation over Jammu-Kashmir and neighbourhood with trough aloft in middle tropospheric westerlies will result in isolated light to moderate rainfall/snowfall with thunderstorm and lightning likely over Jammu-Kashmir-Ladakh-Gilgit-Baltistan-Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand today.

Light to moderate rainfall/snowfall with thunderstorm, lightning and gusty winds of 30-40 kmph have also been forecasted for Jammu-Kashmir-Ladakh-Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand during April 18-21.

The weather agency has also predicted scattered to fairly widespread light/moderate rainfall/snowfall with isolated thunderstorm and lightning over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim during April 16-18 with possibility of isolated hailstorm over Sikkim on April 16.

 

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