Heatwave likely to prevail over Punjab, Haryana, UP and Madhya Pradesh: IMD

25-05-2020

Agencies, New Delhi

The heatwave condition is likely to prevail over Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh for the next few days, said Dr Naresh Kumar, (Scientist) India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday.

He further stated that rainfall is expected on Friday in these states due to the Western Disturbance (WD) affecting the Himalayan region. “Punjab, Haryana, South Uttar Pradesh will be under heatwave condition for the next five days. Later, Western Disturbance is likely to cause rainfall activity in the Himalayas because of which these states many receive rainfall and get a respite from the heat for a brief period,” said Kumar.

“We will keep Haryana, Vidarbha region, western Rajasthan in red colour warning tomorrow and day after tomorrow because the temperature is expected to cross 43 degrees. In many places the temperature will reach 47,” he added. However, in Gujarat, the temperature is likely to decrease as the region is expected to be “hit by high-velocity winds.”

The IMD in the morning has predicted that the temperature in Delhi also for the next four days would oscillate between 45 degrees Celsius and 46 degrees Celsius and after that, the region is expected to be battered by rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms.

The IMD issues colour-coded warnings depending on the intensity of any weather system in ascending order green, yellow, orange and red. Srivastava said the red warning has been issued to caution people not to step out during 1 pm to 5 pm, when the intensity of the heat is the most. Naresh Kumar, a scientist with the National Weather Forecasting Centre of the IMD, said due to dry northwesterly winds and a trough between Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu, conditions are favourable for heatwave to severe heatwave.

 

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