Heatwave Grips Odisha, Mercury Hovers Over 40° in Several Places

IMD forecasts a sudden surge in daytime temperatures in Odisha because of dry air and high solar insolation. Interior regions to observe temperatures between 40-42 degrees Celsius.

The IMD Bhubaneswar in a bulletin stated, “This rise in temperature is due to prevailing north westerly/westerly dry air and high solar insolation. The interior areas are expected to witness temperatures between 40 and 42 degrees Celsius on April 17 and 18. Additionally, the night temperature is likely to increase by 2 to 4 degrees Celsius in many places over the next three days,” the IMD added.

The central forecast estimates that daytime temperatures will surpass 40 degrees Celsius in various districts of the state, while coastal Odisha is supposed to see temperatures going between 36-38 degrees Celsius in the following two days.
Fully expecting a heatwave, the IMD gave a Yellow Warning for Dhenkanal, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Nayagarh and Jajpur regions for April 15.
Hot and humid weather conditions are anticipated in various districts during the day, including West Bengal, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Angul, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Khurda, and Nayagarh, as per the IMD.
The office has suggested people to go to precautionary measures while going out between 11 am and 3 pm.

Under the influence of prevailing weather conditions the IMD predicted that Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand may witness light to moderate rainfall or snowfall accompanied by thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds from April 18 to 21.
Moreover hailstorm activity is likely over Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir on April 18 and over Uttarakhand on April 18 and 19. Heavy rainfall will grace the state of Jammu and Kashmir on April 19.