IMD has issued severe heatwave alert for Gangetic West Bengal till May 5, predicts thunderstorm from day 6th

The IMD has issued a red alert for severe heatwave for Gangetic West Bengal for three days, two days for Odisha, and overall East India is getting an orange alert for the next 3-5 days.

The IMD stated that there will be thunderstorm activity across South Peninsular India starting on May 4. Thunderstorms are also expected in Telangana, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh, among other states.

According to the IMD, the dry westerly to north westerly wind at lower levels continues to prevail over region and due to strong solar insolation heatwave condition is very likely to prevail over the districts of West Bengal during 2nd May to 5th May.

Maximum temperatures in the range of 44-47°C likely to continue over Gangetic West Bengal.

The highest temperature of yesterday increased slightly, between two and four degrees Celsius, in a few locations along the coast and decreased somewhat in a few locations in the interior of south Bengal.

Highest maximum temperature recorded on 1.5.24 was on Kalaikunda- 45.2°C, in South Bengal.

The city’s roads have been much less crowded than usual because of the heatwave. Since Wednesday was also a public holiday, they looked more deserted.

Districts like Bankura, Birbhum, Jhargram, West Midnapore and East and West Burdwan districts are likely to be under the grip of severe heatwave conditions on Thursday and Friday.

The intensity of the sun is likely to dip after that.

For the remaining districts, a heatwave warning is in place till Saturday.

Rainfall or snowfall accompanied with isolated thunderstorm, lightning, gusty winds (30-50 kmph) very likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura during next 5 days.