Heatwaves to continue for the next 2 days


The country is reeling under severe heatwave due to prevailing dry northwesterly winds over plains of northwest India, Central India & adjoining interior parts of eastern India, present heatwave conditions very likely to continue to prevail mainly during next 2 days.


According to the Indian Meteorology Department, the isolated severe heatwave conditions very likely over Vidarbha during 27th and with heatwave over some parts over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh, East Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and at isolated places over Punjab and East Uttar Pradesh on May 27. Isolated heatwave conditions also likely over Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Marathawada and Madhya Maharashtra during next 2-3 days.

Under the influence of a Western Disturbance and formation of the east-west trough in lower levels and likely occurrence of rain or thunderstorm from 28th-29th May, maximum temperatures over plains of north India likely to recede from 28th onwards with a substantial reduction of Heatwave conditions from 29th May.

It was also predicted that due to strong southerly wind from the Bay of Bengal to northeast India at lower tropospheric levels; Heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls likely at isolated places over parts of Assam & Meghalaya during next 5 days and over Arunachal Pradesh on 26th May. Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely at isolated places over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram &Tripura during next 5 days and over adjoining parts of east India during next 48 hours. Heavy rainfall at isolated places over parts of south peninsular India during 26th-30th May 2020.

♦ The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) continues to pass through Lat.5°N/Long.85°E, Lat.8°N/Long.90°E, Car Nicobar, Lat.11°N/Long.95°E.  Conditions are favourable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon into some more parts of south Bay of Bengal, Andaman.