INDIA: In a recent update, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for severe heatwave conditions in multiple states until June 10. The IMD has predicted a significant rise in maximum temperatures in various regions of the country, accompanied by specific weather patterns and rainfall forecasts.
According to the IMD, the plains of northwest India will experience a temperature increase of 2-4°C over the next five days, while central India is expected to see a rise of 2-3°C over the next three days. This rise in temperatures could lead to severe heatwave conditions in certain areas.
One region of concern highlighted by the IMD is interior Tamil Nadu, where heatwave conditions are likely to prevail in one or two pockets over the next two days. The maximum temperature in these areas is projected to be 39°C-41°C, which is 2°C-4°C above normal.
Furthermore, West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Bihar have been placed under an orange alert for severe heatwave conditions until June 10. Residents in these states are advised to take necessary precautions to stay safe and cool during this period of extreme heat.
While some parts of the country brace for scorching temperatures, the IMD has also provided a rainfall forecast for different regions. South India, particularly Kerala, Lakshadweep, and South Interior Karnataka is expected to experience rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds over the next five days. Similar conditions are predicted for Coastal and North Interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh during this period.
Isolated heavy rainfall is anticipated in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on June 6, 7, and 10, Kerala from June 6 to 10, and South Interior Karnataka on June 9 and 10. The IMD advises residents in these areas to remain cautious and stay updated on local weather advisories.
Moving to Northeast India, the IMD forecasts rainfall with thunderstorms and lightning over the next five days. Heavy downpours are predicted for Manipur and Mizoram on June 6 and 7, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and Meghalaya on June 10, and other locations on June 11. Residents of these areas need to be ready for any potential disruptions brought on by the bad weather.
Lastly, Northwest India can also anticipate rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning on June 6 and 7. The weather department has also cautioned about thundersqualls with speeds of 50-60 kmph in West Rajasthan on June 6 and 7, and East Rajasthan on June 6.
As the IMD issues these alerts and forecasts, residents across the mentioned regions must prioritize their safety and take appropriate measures to combat the extreme heat and potential weather disturbances. Following guidelines from local authorities and staying informed about the latest weather updates can help mitigate any adverse effects caused by these weather conditions.