19 Apr 2023

Weather Update: Many States Reel Under Severe Heat Waves, Temp Crosses 45 Degrees In Bundi, Rajasthan; Centre Issues Guidelines

NEW DELHI: With just about less than two weeks left in the month of April, weather conditions have started to take a very hot turn over many parts of the country. In fact, many areas of north India along with central as well as East India have also started to observe heat wave conditions once again.

One of the states that does witness extremely hot weather conditions is the state of Rajasthan. Moreover, the city of Bundi in Rajasthan has been the first one to clock in above 45 degrees maximums, the first of the season for the country at 45.2 degrees. Rajasthan in general is seeing maximums above 40 degrees.

According to Skymet Weather, North India may witnessed some rainfall activities in the coming days. however as far as Rajasthan is concerned only the northern regions of the state which border Punjab and Haryana will be seeing rainfall and extreme western areas as well as the central parts will be away from rainfall and the temperatures will continue to remain on the higher side itself.

Orange alert for Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Bengal.

Releasing the forecast for the third week of April, the Meteorological Department has said that the heatwave will continue for four days in eastern India. Orange alert has been issued regarding the severe heat in Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Bengal. The effect of hot winds will be seen till the states of Odisha, Jharkhand, UP and Northeast. The Union Ministry of Labor has issued guidelines for the states in view of the rising heat.

Centre issues guidelines

The Labor Ministry has asked the states to provide facilities to the workers in view of the heat. Change in working hours. Arrangements should be made to save the workers from heat stroke. If someone is ill, let him work at a slow pace. Special care should be taken of the workers in the construction sector.

Rain likely in Delhi

According to IMD, it will rain in Delhi on Wednesday. The rain with thunder will continue till Thursday. During this the minimum temperature will fall to 21. The maximum temperature is also expected to drop to 37 degree Celsius. After that there is forecast of cloudy and drizzling on 21st April. Then the sky will start to clear.

Relief in next 2-3 days

According to the Meteorological Department, northwest India will get relief from the severe heat in the next two-three days. There is also a forecast of rain and hailstorm in some places. IMD said that till April 21, incidents like thunderstorm, rain and lightning may occur in Delhi, UP, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. 

There are chances of rain in Jammu Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Wednesday. Hailstorm will also occur at some places. At the same time, light rain with strong winds is expected in some parts of Maharashtra.

Heat wave going on in West Bengal for a week

Heat wave has been going on in West Bengal for a week. Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab-Haryana are also troubled by the heat wave. Most parts of central-east India recorded maximum temperature between 40-44 degree Celsius. In Delhi-NCR too, the maximum temperature had reached 40 degree Celsius at many places.

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