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IMD: Rise in temp during next 3 days with fresh heatwave spell over NW India from today; Cyclone alert in Odisha

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: After some respite from the scorching sun, the temperature has increased in some parts of the country from today. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday predicted fresh heatwave conditions over northwest and central India from May 8. Weather Office said that heatwave conditions are likely to commence in many parts of India from today.

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The Weather office said that the maximum temperature will increase by two to four degrees Celsius during the next three days due to fresh spell of heat wave over most parts of Northwest and Central India.

Heatwave alerts over parts of Rajasthan on May 7 to May 9, and over south Haryana, Delhi, southwest Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha region of Maharashtra on May 8 and May 9, weather Office said.

Heatwave warning for Rajasthan from today
After some respite from scorching sun, heatwave is all set to make a come back in parts of Rajasthan from Sunday. On May 8, districts of Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur and Bharatpur divisions are likely to witness heatwave conditions and the maximum temperatures in these regions are expected to be between 44 and 45 degrees Celsius, the weather office said.

It added that during the next two to three days, relatively strong dusty winds and thunderstorms are also likely in the districts of Bikaner and Jodhpur divisions.

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What is a heatwave?
A heatwave is declared when the maximum temperature is over 40 degrees Celsius and at least 4.5 notches above normal. A severe heatwave is declared if the departure from normal temperature is more than 6.4 notches, according to the IMD.

Based on absolute recorded temperatures, a heatwave is declared when an area logs a maximum temperature of 45 degrees Celsius. A severe heatwave is declared if the maximum temperature crosses the 47-degree Celsius mark.

Cyclone Asani will not make landfall on Odisha-AP coast
The rapidly intensifying cyclone Asani over east-central Bay of Bengal is likely to transform into a severe storm in the next 24 hours, said the Meteorological Department.

The weather agency said, Deep depression in the Bay of Bengal intensified in to the cyclonic storm which is moving at 16kmph in northwest direction. The system lay centered at 5.30 AM over Southeast Bay of Bengal, about 450 km west-northwest of Car Nicobar (Nicobar Islands), 380 km west of Port Blair (Andaman Islands), 970 km southeast of Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) and 1030 km south-southeast of Puri (Odisha).

Odisha Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena said that the low pressure has converted into a depression located almost 1,300 km from southeast of Puri moving in northwest direction and will be a depression by May 10.

Rainfall update
Owing to Cyclone Asani, Andhra Pradesh will witness light to moderate rain or thundershowers with lightning over the coastal districts on Sunday and Monday.

Additionally, West Bengal will also receive heavy rainfall along with thunderstorms over the districts of Gangetic West Bengal between May 10 and 13 in view of the likely formation of the cyclonic storm.

Odisha Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena on Saturday said that rainfall is expected in Gajapati, Ganjam and Puri in Odisha on May 10 and 11.

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