The Indian Meteorological Department said on Friday that people are resting after a scorching heat wave, as conditions improve in parts of Bihar, West Bengal and Odisha due to western disturbances and circulation. Cyclone over Uttar Pradesh. Besides, heavy rain is likely to hit the northeastern parts of India, such as Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya on Saturday, the weather agency said.
However, Delhiites may also feel some relief as the national capital and surrounding areas are likely to see heatwaves subside in five days. According to an IMD bulletin, the maximum temperature in Delhi and surrounding areas will remain below 40 degrees Celsius until April 27. News ABP the report said.
Light rainfall along with thunderstorm activity is also possible in some parts of East UP and Bihar, according to the IMD.
Here are the important weather updates:
- The weather office has forecast cloudy skies in Delhi on Saturday while maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to stabilize at around 37 and 20 degrees Celsius respectively. PTI the report said.
- The IMD has forecast rain and thunderstorms in several eastern Indian states for the next three days, bringing joy to people across the region reeling from the intense heat conditions.
- Mercury dropped slightly in some parts of Uttar Pradesh on Friday, offering some respite from the sweltering heat. The meteorological office said Prayagraj was the hottest place in the state with a maximum temperature of 40.7 degrees Celsius, followed by Varanasi and Lakhimpur Kheri with 40 degrees Celsius each.
- The weather office predicts widespread rain in the northeastern states during this time and individual rainfall in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha. The maximum temperature is expected to drop by 3 to 5 degrees Celsius in East India over the next 5 days.
- According to IMD, North West and West India will not see any significant changes for the next two to three days.
- Recently, severe heatwave conditions have disrupted life in parts of the Gangetic West Bengal and Bihar. Heat waves last on the West Bengal Ganges for 10 days, while Bihar and Odisha experience them for 7 to 5 days respectively. PTI the report said.
- Heavy rain is expected in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya due to turbulence to the west, cyclonic circulation over the UP and moisture intrusion due to anticyclonic circulation over the northwest Bay of Bengal.
- Earlier this month, India’s Meteorological Department predicted above-normal maximum temperatures in most parts of the country from April to June, with the exception of the northwest and peninsular regions.
- The central, eastern and northwestern regions of India are expected to experience days of above-normal heat during this time.
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First published: April 22, 2023, 08:45 AM IST
Latest updates: April 22, 2023, 08:49 AM IST