Heatwave likely to return, IMD issues alert

On June 9, the IMD observed temperatures above normal by 2-4°C in different pockets of the northwest and eastern regions.
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NEW DELHI: An expected last spell of heatwave of this summer is about to make a comeback in northwest and east India this week. The heatwave will peak between June 12 and 15 and can last up to June 20, the IMD has cautioned. It has issued a red alert to all age groups to take precautions against heat-related illnesses and heat stroke.

Scientists say sluggish monsoon advancement towards central and north India is major reason behind the heatwave’s return. According to IMD scientists, most stations in Delhi, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, UP and east Rajasthan will experience maximum temperatures in the range of 44-48°C and up to 45°C in Punjab, Chandigarh, Bihar and Jharkhand.

The IMD predicts heat wave conditions in some pockets of Jammu division, Punjab, Haryana Chandigarh-Delhi, Jharkhand, Odisha in the next five days. Himachal and Madhya Pradesh will experience severe heatwaves during June 12-14; Uttarakhand (June 11-14), and Rajasthan (June 12-13). Warm nights may prevail over isolated pockets of east MP.

On June 9, the IMD observed temperatures above normal by 2-4°C in different pockets of the northwest and eastern regions. It has observed heatwaves in severe conditions prevailed in some pockets of Bihar, gangetic West Bengal and east UP and Jharkhand.

A sluggish southwest monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of north Arabian Sea and Maharashtra. The condition is said to be favourable for its further advancement in the next two days.

A cyclonic circulation lies over northeast Assam and its neighbourhood and a trough extending from northwest Bihar to Nagaland. It will cause moderate rain accompanied by a thunderstorm, lightning & gusty winds in the region.

Also, a western disturbance and another cyclonic circulation lies over northwest UP that may bring downpour accompanied by a thunderstorm & lightning over Uttarakhand and Rajasthan with strong surface winds.

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