Weather Update / Rain warning in more than 17 states of the country till May 11, heatwave alert in north-central India

Vikrant Shekhawat : May 09, 2022, 07:25 AM
New Delhi: While the Meteorological Department has issued a heatwave alert in one part of the country, there is a forecast of rain in the other part. According to the IMD, more than 17 states may receive rain due to Cyclone Asani. With rain in the eastern and southern states of India, there will be a change in the weather in Orissa and the north-east states. At the same time, there will be heatwave conditions in the capital Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat. A deep depression has intensified into a cyclonic storm 'Asani' about 380 km west of Port Blair (Andaman Islands). It is moving northwestwards and is very likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm over east-central Bay of Bengal by Monday evening.

Due to the effect of Asani, apart from cloud cover in many states, thunderstorms and drizzle have started. The effect of cyclonic storm will be visible in 14 states including Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heatwave again in northwest and central India from May 8.

The IMD has said that the maximum temperature will increase by 2 to 4 degrees Celsius over most parts of Northwest and Central India during the next three days along with the fresh round of heatwave. From May 9 to May 12, the Meteorological Department has forecast heatwave conditions in Rajasthan and South Haryana, Delhi, South-West Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha region of Maharashtra from May 8 to May 11.

In many areas of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, minimum temperature of 25 degrees Celsius and maximum temperature of 32 to 33 degrees Celsius is being recorded. Whereas in Madhya Pradesh, the outbreak of heat has increased even before the start of Nautapa once again. Hot winds are blowing, the temperature has reached 40 to 48 degrees in many areas. The maximum temperature is likely to exceed 42-44 degree Celsius over some parts of Northwest and Central India.

Here, an alert of rain with thundershowers has been issued in Kerala, Karnataka, Karaikal, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Goa. There is a possibility of lightning with rain in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Manipur, Meghalaya till May 11. The weather will remain pleasant in the hilly states as well. It may also rain in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Leh Ladakh.