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No Respite from Heatwave as Mercury Continues to Soar; Check Latest IMD’s Warning For These States

Kolkata: A hand rickshaw puller ferries passengers during a hot summer day, in Kolkata, Wednesday, April 19, 2023. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)

Bihar is likely to witness heatwave conditions in some parts with high temperatures in isolated pockets from April 21.

Heatwave conditions continue to persist across several states in the country with mercury above 40 degrees Celsius. India Meteorological Department (IMD) said heatwave conditions are likely to continue over East India during the next 3 days and abate thereafter.

In Mumbai, according to Regional Meteorological Centre, heatwave conditions will prevail in isolated pockets of suburbs for the next 24 hours.

The Met Department forecasted heatwave conditions in isolated pockets and coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh today.

IMD has issued warnings for the following states:

Bihar: The state is likely to witness heatwave conditions in some parts with high temperatures in isolated pockets from 19th-21st April.

West Bengal: People in the Gangetic region of the state will see severe heatwave conditions in isolated pockets on the 20th-21st April.

Odisha & Jharkhand: Both states are likely to sizzle under high day temperatures on 19th-20th April.

Latest Updates on Heatwave:

  • IMD issued an orange alert in Patna today. “As per the forecast, heat waves will continue in some districts for the next 3 days and will start reducing from 22nd April. There will be a drop of 2-4 degrees in the temperature,” said Ashish Kumar, IMD scientist, Patna.
  • Schools in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills district administration will remain closed till April 21 due to soaring temperatures. The order came in the wake of the mercury levels soaring above 37 degrees Celsius in the district, and even touching 40 degrees Celsius in the plains.
  • The Tripura government has identified heatwave, sun stroke and sun burn as disasters, amid scorching heat in most parts of the northeastern state, an official notification said. It noted that according to the India Meteorological Department, “similar conditions may continue for more days”.
  • The Centre has asked states and Union territories to take steps to mitigate the adverse effects of extreme hot weather on workers in different sectors.

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