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Heat Wave To Intensify Over Eastern Parts, Severe Heat Wave Over Parts Of Odisha And West Bengal Likely

April 24, 2024 1:22 PM |

Courtesy, scattered weather activity over states of Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh over the last 2-3 days, extreme heat abated these parts. However, the relief is short and sweet, as the conditions will build up to have the blaze, yet again. Earlier, during the last weekend, severe heat prevailed in pockets of West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. Mercury touched 46°C in East Singhbhum-Jharkhand on Sunday. Bankura, Malda, Panagarh, Midnapore, Purulia in West Bengal and Angul, Bolangir, Baripada, Titlagarh, Sambalpur and Koraput in Odisha braced soaring heat with temperature rising to mid 40’s. There was conciliatory relief over the last few days with temperatures sliding 3-4°C and dropping even below 40°C at a few places.

There is a trough/ wind discontinuity extending from North Madhya Maharashtra to Kerala, across Karnataka. This feature has an embedded cyclonic circulation over parts of Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada. This feeble system will get detached and move eastward. Rain and thundershower activity will move eastward covering Vidarbha, East Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and parts of Odisha over the next 3-4 days. North Odisha and West Bengal will escape the pre-monsoon activity, this time.  Therefore, the temperatures may ease out over the central states for the next 3-4 days but the eastern parts and more so, Odisha and West Bengal will still have a rising trend.

The current spell of weather activity will cease after 28th April. Plenty of sunshine will build up the dry heat over the interior parts of Odisha and West Bengal. Mercury level may rise to about 45°C at many places during the last days of April and the first week of May. Severe heat wave is likely in some pockets of these two states. Malda, Bankura, Kolkata, Howrah, Midnapore, Burdwan, Panagarh and Purulia will exceed their normal range of temperature by 5-7°C. Interiors of Odisha spanning Titlagarh, Sambalpur, Malkangiri, Koraput, Bolangir, Angul and Keonjhargarh will also have similar conditions.

The extreme heat may even extend and reach Cuttack, Bhubaneshwar, Baripada, Rourkela and Rayagada. Spell of severe heat may get prolonged this time. Spread and intensity will be large. Most parts of the country will be swept by heatwave conditions from east to west and north to south, across plains of the country. Even, the West Coast will be at risk of observing heat wave conditions over bigger pockets.

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