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IMD warns of fresh heatwave in northwest, central India; light to moderate rainfall in these states | Check full forecast

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: A fresh spell of heatwave is likely to begin over northwest India from May 7 and over central India from May 8, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday.

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Heatwave conditions are predicted over 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, it said.

With scanty rains owing to feeble western disturbances, northwest and central India experienced the hottest April in 122 years with average maximum temperature touching 35.9 degrees Celsius and 37.78 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Several places in the country had logged their all-time high temperatures for April as the mercury leaped to 46-47 degrees Celsius under the impact of the torrid heatwave at month-end. Amid the intense heatwave, India’s peak power demand had reached an all-time high of 207.11 GW on Friday.

“Due to the presence of western disturbance over Northwest India, the heatwave has abated in the past 2-3 days, while the day temperature has fallen and this condition is likely to continue for the next two days”, IMD’s Director-General of Meteorology, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said.

Delhi weather update
As per the weather department, the national capital will witness partly cloudy sky on Friday. “There will be a partly cloudy sky on Friday. The maximum and the minimum temperatures on Friday are likely to hover around 39 and 24 degrees Celsius respectively,” an IMD official said.

IMD officials said while no heatwave is expected in the city till Sunday, another spell is likely from Monday.

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Cyclone alert for Odisha
According to news agency PTI report, Odisha government has asked collectors of 18 districts to be prepared for a possible cyclone coming in from Bay of Bengal. IMD has informed the Odisha government that a low-pressure area is likely to form over South Andaman Sea and its neighbourhood in the next 48 hours under the influence of a cyclonic circulation and then move in north-westward direction.

“We have issued a warning, especially for the fishermen, to not venture into the Andaman Sea and the areas adjoining the southeast and the east-central Bay of Bengal because of the adjusting cyclone separation and expected depression over the area,” Mohapatra said.

Rainfall in Northeast India
Under the influence of an east-west trough from northwest Madhya Pradesh to Meghalaya and southwesterly winds from Bay of Bengal in lower tropospheric levels, scattered to fairly widespread light/moderate rainfall is very likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura during next five days with isolated thunderstorm/lightning over the region on Friday, IMD said.

IMD predicts showers in southern states
According to the Met office, due to trough/wind discontinuity over peninsular India in lower tropospheric levels, scattered to fairly widespread light/moderate rainfall with thunderstorm/lightning/gusty winds are very likely over Kerala, Mahe, south interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal and isolated rainfall activity over coastal and north interior Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana during next five days.

Weather prediction for other states
Isolated to scattered light/moderate rainfall is very likely over Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Sikkim, and Odisha during next five days with isolated thunderstorm/ lightning/gusty winds (speed reaching 40-50 kmph) over the region on Friday, IMD predicted.

Heavy rainfall at isolated places are very likely over Nicobar Islands and heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over Andaman and Nicobar Islands during May 6-8.

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