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Heat wave to continue in most of North India, heavy rainfall in N-E and Southern parts

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: On April 18 and 19, heat wave conditions in isolated pockets are very likely to prevail over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, north Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, and Gangetic West Bengal, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), and on April 18 and 20, heat wave conditions are very likely to prevail over Jharkhand. Due to an impending western disturbance, wind conditions, and cloudiness over certain sections of these locations, it is expected to subside.

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On April 19, 2022, thundersqualls (winds reaching 50-60 kmph) and hailstorm are highly possible across Assam-Meghalaya, Nagaland-Manipur-Mizoram-Tripura, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, and Sikkim.

Duststorms are expected in isolated areas in Punjab on April 18th, West Uttar Pradesh on April 20th and 21st, East Uttar Pradesh on April 21st, and Rajasthan on April 18th-21st, 2022. On April 19 and 20, 2022, strong dust-raising winds (up to 35 kmph) are extremely possible in isolated areas across Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi, north Rajasthan, and West Uttar Pradesh.

Weather forecast for the next five days until April 22

Over the next five days, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds is very likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim due to strong southwesterly winds from the Bay of Bengal to northeastern States at lower tropospheric levels. Over the next five days, isolated heavy rain is expected in Assam and Meghalaya.

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On Tuesday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a “orange warning” for Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura, telling inhabitants to “be prepared.” The other northeastern states were still on ‘yellow alert.’

On April 19, southwesterly winds from the Bay of Bengal are expected to produce a thundersquall (winds of 50-60 kmph) and hailstorm in isolated areas over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, and Sikkim.

Over the next five days, isolated heavy rainfall is expected in Assam and Meghalaya. Over Bihar, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal, and Odisha, isolated to scattered downpour thunderstorms/lightning/gusty winds are extremely possible.

From the 20th to the 22nd of April, light scattered to moderately widespread rainfall and isolated thunderstorms are highly possible throughout Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand due to the impact of a Western Disturbance. Over Punjab, there is a chance of light, isolated showers.

April 19
Heat waves are expected across Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi, Rajasthan, Vidarbha, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Gangetic West Bengal, with thunderstorms and lightning (at speeds of 50-60 kmph) in isolated locations.

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April 20

April 20 Heat waves in isolated pockets are extremely possible across Jharkhand, with thunderstorms and lightning, as well as gusty winds (40-50 kmph) in isolated areas over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura, and Gangetic West Bengal.

April 21

Thunderstorms with lightning (speed 50-60 kmph) are expected in scattered locations across Uttarakhand.

April 22

Thunderstorms with lightning and strong winds (40-50 kmph) are expected in isolated areas over Assam and Meghalaya.

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