Guwahati: The India Meteorological Department on Monday issued that several parts of eastern India are likely to witness heatwave conditions over the next few days.
IMD issued a heatwave warning for several parts of India, including Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha, and coastal Andhra Pradesh during the next four days.
As per IMD, the maximum temperatures will be in the range of 40 to 42 degree Celsius over many parts of the plains of Northwest India and adjoining Madhya Pradesh and East India.
An official said the maximum temperatures are above normal by 3 to 5 degree Celsius over many parts of Northwest, East, and Northeast India.
Meanwhile, in East India, especially the West Bengal area has been seeing a heatwave for the past four days. An orange alert have been issued for West Bengal, official said.
However, Delhi is far from undergoing a heatwave, the temperature will still be approximately 4 degrees higher than normal.
Isolated pockets of Punjab and Haryana will mostly likely face heatwave for the next two days.
An official said that gradual rise in temperature is being witnessed in most districts of the Bihar. “Temperature to go to 42-44°C around 19th-20th April, there might be a build-up of a heatwave.”
According to the IMD weather bulletin issued Monday, Mumbai and several parts of Maharashtra are reeling under heatwave conditions. The Thane observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 38 degrees Celsius on Sunday.
Light to moderate scattered to fairly widespread rainfall with thunderstorms and lightning is very likely over the Western Himalayan Region during the next five days and isolated to scattered rainfall over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Rajasthan between April 18 and 20.
“Heavy rainfall very likely at isolated places over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan & Muzaffarabad on 18th; over Himachal Pradesh on 18th & 19th and over Uttarakhand on 19th April,” the IMD said. Isolated Hailstorms are expected over Himachal Pradesh on Monday and Tuesday. Similar weather conditions are expected to prevail over Uttarakhand between April 18 and 20 and; over Punjab on Tuesday and Wednesday.