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After rainy two weeks in April, heatwave to make a comeback

After rainy two weeks in April, heatwave to make a comeback

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After rainy two weeks in April, heatwave to make a comeback

The Pre Monsoon season begins in India from March 1. The month of March in terms of rains this time was quite deficit. It was the heat that dominated throughout the month. With this, the countrywide rainfall deficiency was at a whopping 48 percent. The country recorded a mere 16.2 mm of rains against 30.9 mm.

The first four days of April were also dry for the country. However, beginning April 5, rainfall activity did pick up pace and good showers were seen over the region. The last two weeks, i.e., between April 5 and 18, good showers were observed over the country as a whole.

In fact, rains were exceptional between April 5 and 11 wherein the country recorded 11.7 mm rain against 7.7 mm, i.e., 52 percent surplus rains. With this, the cumulative deficiency dropped to 31 percent. During this time, North India including Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana recorded three to four times than their usual rains. East India including West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh recorded three to six times than they usually do.

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Between April 12 and 18, the country recorded 11 mm rain against 8.7 mm resulting in a surplus of 27 percent. During this time, eastern parts of the country including West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh received good rains. Central and South India including Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu received good showers.

In fact, between April 1 and 18, the country recorded 24.7 mm against 21 mm of rains. Thus, the cumulative rainfall as on April 18 stands deficient at 21 percent. As on April 18, 50 percent of area is in the normal range in terms of rain while the other 50 percent is deficient.

April 19 and 20, have seen rain in pockets including the hills in North India, Northeast India as well as along the coast. Now, rains are expected to witness a significant reduction. North, Central and East India will remain subdued while southern parts may see rains in the coming week.

Thus, with reduction in rains, heatwave is expected to make a comeback in parts of Maharashtra, Telangana, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha.

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