Weather alert : Heat wave and rain alert across multiple states today

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New Delhi  : Two types of weather are being seen in the country. While in more than half of the country including Bihar and Jharkhand, people are getting scorched due to fire raining from the sky and heat wave blowing with the help of western wind, there is heavy rain and snow in the Himalayan areas from Jammu and Kashmir to the North-East. The plains of northwest India have got respite from the scorching heat, but are facing severe thunderstorms along with water and hailstorms.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab regarding heavy rain at some places, hailstorm at many places and heavy snowfall in high altitude areas for the next two days. Haryana, national capital Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, northern Rajasthan, northern and western Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha of Maharashtra, Himalayan region of West Bengal, north-eastern states including Sikkim, Arunachal and some places of coastal Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and some areas of Lakshadweep. Yellow alert has been issued for light and heavy rains, thunderstorms and hailstorms at some places. In many of these areas it rained with thunder on Sunday and at some places there was even lightning. Snow fell on the mountains.

It is extremely hot in the eastern, central and southern areas of the country. Heat wave conditions have been prevailing in the Ganga coastal areas of Odisha and West Bengal for the last 15 days. At present, many areas of both the states are in the grip of extreme heat. The Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for heat wave and severe heat in Jharkhand and Odisha for the next two days and an orange alert for Bihar. Apart from this, scorching heat and heat wave are also occurring in interior areas of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, isolated areas of Kerala and many areas of Maharashtra. Due to heat wave in Tripura, all schools have been closed till May 1.

The country’s IT hub Bengaluru is reeling under the scorching heat after the water crisis. The maximum temperature of the metropolis reached 38.5 degrees Celsius on Sunday. This is more than 4 degrees above normal. CP Patil, director of IMD’s Bangalore centre, said that the city’s maximum temperature was recorded at 37.4 degrees Celsius on Saturday, which was 3.3 degrees above normal.

According to IMD, the maximum temperature is expected to remain between 42-45 degrees Celsius at some places in Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema and Telangana for the next five days. At the same time, in many parts of Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, interior parts of Maharashtra, Northern Tamil Nadu, Marathwada, Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Ganga banks of West Bengal, the maximum temperature can remain between 40-42 degrees Celsius.

While heat wave is prevalent in more than half of the country, people are troubled by snowfall in the mountains. The high altitude areas of Jammu-Kashmir, Himachal and Uttarakhand are vulnerable to snowfall. Along with snowfall, a snow storm is also going on in Jammu and Kashmir. Due to this change in weather, 35 vehicles were badly stuck in snowfall on Razdan Top in Bandipora. After a lot of effort, the Border Roads Organization (BRO) rescued these vehicles safely. BRO officials said that these vehicles were stuck due to snowfall and ice storm.


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