Updated May 31st, 2024 at 09:19 IST

IMD Sounds Heatwave Alert in 10 States, Predicts Heavy Rainfall in Assam and Meghalaya

IMD has predicted that heatwave conditions will prevail across ten states on May 31.

Reported by: Digital Desk
IMD Sounds Heatwave Alert in 10 States, Predicts Heavy Rainfall in Assam and Meghalaya | Image:PTI
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New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department has predicted that heatwave conditions will prevail across ten states on May 31 with a Yellow alert already in place for Bihar, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, West Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Odisha.

The Met department said that heatwave to severe heatwave conditions is expected in pockets of Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, in isolated pockets of Jharkhand, and Odisha.

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In a massive relief for the people, the weather bureau forecasted that heatwave conditions will gradually weaken over Central and Northwest India from May 31 onwards. 

The weather department noted, “Hot and humid weather very likely to prevail over isolated pockets of Konkan & Goa during 30th May-01st June; Gangetic West Bengal on 30th & 31st May, 2024."

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The weather bulletin stated, “Isolated heavy/very heavy rainfall very likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim during next 5 days and isolated heavy rainfall over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura on 30th & 31st May, 2024."

Monsoon Arrives in Kerala, Northeast India 

The IMD latest report shows that the southwest monsoon has touched Kerala and advanced to several northeastern states including Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Meghalaya and Assam.

Given the monsoon, Kerala is likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall till June 4. Heavy rainfall is also likely over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands from May 31 to June 2 and over Tamil Nadu and Karnataka from June 1 to June 3.

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“Strong surface winds (speed reaching 30-40 kmph) likely over Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam, Rayalaseema and Karnataka during 31st May-03rd June," the IMD noted. 


 

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Published May 31st, 2024 at 09:19 IST