IMD issued a heatwave red alert for UP, Jharkhand, and Bihar

According to the IMD weather bulletin, heatwave red alert zones have been re-issued in eastern Uttar Pradesh from June 13 to June 16, in Bihar and western Uttar Pradesh from June 13 to June 16.
IMD issued a heatwave red alert for UP, Jharkhand, and Bihar

The Indian Meteorological Department has warned in its latest forecast that eastern and northwestern India will remain in the grip of intense heat for the next 3-4 days. Apart from this, heavy rains are expected in Northeast India, majorly in West Bengal and Sikkim.

Heatwave Red Alert Zones

  • Eastern Uttar Pradesh: June 13 - June 16

  • Bihar: Until June 13

  • Western Uttar Pradesh: June 13 - June 16

  • Jharkhand: June 13 - June 14

Severe Heatwave Conditions

  • Uttar Pradesh: June 13 - June 16

  • Gangetic West Bengal: Same period as Uttar Pradesh

  • Delhi, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Chandigarh, and Haryana: For a few days

  • Odisha, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu: Today

  • Northwest Rajasthan, Northeastern Rajasthan, and Northeastern Madhya Pradesh: June 13 and June 14

According to the IMD weather bulletin, heatwave red alert zones have been re-issued in eastern Uttar Pradesh from June 13 to June 16, Bihar till June 13 and western Uttar Pradesh from June 13 to June 16. Jharkhand has also been added to the red alert zone for two days from June 13 to June 14. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh has been warned of severe heatwave conditions from June 13 to June 16. Gangetic West Bengal will experience intense heat during the same period. Delhi, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Chandigarh and Haryana will also experience intense heat for a few days. Odisha, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu will experience hot weather today. On the other hand, northwest Rajasthan, northeastern Rajasthan and northeastern Madhya Pradesh are expected to experience intense heat on June 13 and June 14.

Status of the Southwest Monsoon

  • Advanced into some areas of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana

  • Expected to reach coastal Andhra Pradesh, some areas of Odisha, and northwestern Bay of Bengal in the next 2-3 days

The weather department has also observed that the southwest monsoon has advanced into some areas of Maharashtra, some areas of Chhattisgarh and Telangana. It is expected to reach coastal Andhra Pradesh, some areas of Odisha and northwestern Bay of Bengal in the next 2-3 days.

IMD Issues a Heavy Rainfall Warning

  • Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, and Sikkim: Scattered to heavy rainfall for four days

  • Sikkim and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal: Extremely heavy rainfall today

  • Meghalaya and Assam: Heavy rainfall on June 15

  • Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal, and Vidarbha: Moderate rainfall with lightning and thunderstorms over the coming four days

The weather agency has observed two cyclonic circulations, one over northeast Assam and adjoining areas and the other over Bangladesh and adjoining areas at lower tropospheric levels. As a result of this weather pattern, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim will receive scattered to heavy rainfall for four days. Extremely heavy rainfall is also forecast over Sikkim and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal today, while Meghalaya and Assam will also receive heavy rainfall on June 15. Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal and Vidarbha may receive moderate rainfall with lightning and thunderstorms over the coming four days.

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