Weather Update: IMD issues heatwave alert for Bengal, Odisha; Possibility of relief from rain in these states

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a ‘red alert’ (heatwave) for Odisha and West Bengal, ‘orange alert’ for Bihar and Jharkhand and ‘yellow alert’ for eastern Uttar Pradesh and northern parts of Kerala. In view of the ongoing scorching heat in many states.

According to the weather department, the heatwave conditions are likely to become more severe with day maximum temperatures likely to rise further over Bengal and Odisha due to the prevailing hot and humid conditions.

“Odisha is also facing severe heat conditions, especially in North Odisha, though not as severe as West Bengal, but severe for several days and hence red alert issued,” senior IMD scientist Soma Sen Roy told ANI. Has been done.”

High temperature:
Panagarh in Paschim Bardhaman district recorded West Bengal’s highest temperature of 44.6 degrees Celsius on Saturday, while Kolkata recorded the day’s highest temperature of 41.1 degrees Celsius. Other places where temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius were recorded in Medinipur (43.5), Bardhaman (43), Bankura (43.2), Barrackpore (43.2), Asansol (42.5), Purulia (42.7) and Sriniketan (42).

Meanwhile, in Odisha, industrial town Angul recorded a high of 44.7 degrees Celsius, while state capital Bhubaneswar recorded a high of 44.6 degrees Celsius, crossing the 44-degree mark for the first time this season. Besides, Baripada recorded 44.2 degrees Celsius, while Boudh, Dhenkanal and Bhawanipatna recorded maximum temperatures of 43.7 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

The weather office has predicted a gradual increase of one to two degrees centigrade in the day temperature in the next three days and thereafter there will be no major change in the next two days.

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