IMD Issues Red Alert For Heat Wave In Parts Of East And South India

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for severe heat wave conditions in Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha and Bihar and Jharkhand till 2nd May. In South India, heat wave conditions along with hot and humid weather will prevail over parts of Rayalaseema, Saurashtra, Telangana, Kerala, Karnataka, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Konkan and Tamil Nadu till the next 5 days. The IMD has forecast maximum temperatures to fall by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius over Northwest India during the next 2 days. However, it is expected to rise by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius over Central India during next 5 days. No significant change is expected over the rest of the country.
IMD has forecast light to moderate rainfall and snowfall over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura during next 5 days. The weather agency added that these conditions will also prevail over Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh today.
Meanwhile, Delhi experienced clear sky and strong surface winds during day time. The maximum and minimum temperatures hovered around 37 and 22 degree Celsius respectively.

Disclaimer: This press release is sourced from News On AIR, Prasar Bharti and Press Information Bureau India (PIB).

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