Updated June 11th, 2024 at 10:25 IST

IMD Sounds Heatwave Alert in Delhi, 4 Other States for Next 5 Days, Rain in Bengal, Northeast

IMD predicted heatwave conditions in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Jharkhand, and Odisha.

Reported by: Digital Desk
IMD Sounds Heatwave Alert in Delhi, 4 Other States for Next 5 Days, Rain in Bengal, Northeast | Image:PTI/representative
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New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted heatwave conditions in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Jharkhand, and Odisha, as the maximum temperature is likely to rise for the next five days starting from today. 

According to the heatwave alert, the maximum temperature is likely to soar by a considerable margin of 2 to 3 degrees Celsius. However, these variations are expected to be felt more in the Northwest and Central India, with Central India likely to experience the maximum temperature rise.

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In the initial 24 hours, not much significant changes will be witnessed, said the weather bureau, adding that temperature will rise shortly after. 

During the next five days, Gangetic West Bengal, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh are expected to experience severe heatwave conditions, raising concerns for public health and day-to-day activities. 

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To mitigate challenges linked to rising temperatures, people are advised to adopt preventive measures recommended for the summer season. One can take a sufficient intake of water, refrain from excessive exposure to sun radiation, and find ways and means to spend most of the time in cool and shaded places.

IMD Rainfall Forecast

In a respite from the scorching heat, the Met Department forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall over West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh till Friday.

The weather bureau also predicted very heavy rainfall over Konkan, Goa, Maharashtra, Marathwada, Kerala, Mahe, Karnataka, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, and various other regions for the next few days.

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Published June 11th, 2024 at 10:25 IST