The scorching heat continues to affect various states, including UP and Bihar. The Meteorological Department has issued a heatwave warning for three days in certain states, including UP, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh.
Meanwhile, there is also an alert for heavy rainfall in the Northeastern states for the next four days. According to the Meteorological Department, the Southwest Monsoon is expected to advance towards the Bay of Bengal, South Andaman, and Nicobar Islands within the next 48 hours.
Northeast India is expected to experience heavy rainfall over the next four days. Assam and Meghalaya are on high alert for heavy rains from May 18 to 22. Additionally, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura will witness heavy rainfall on May 18 and 19. On May 18, Assam and Meghalaya can expect heavy to very heavy rainfall. The Eastern region of India will continue to experience rainfall for the next four days. Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim are likely to receive heavy rainfall on May 18.
Moving to the weather conditions in Northwest India, the Western Himalayan region is expected to receive light to moderate rainfall. There is a hailstorm alert for Uttarakhand today, while dust storms are likely to occur in Uttar Pradesh today and in Rajasthan on May 22.
On the other hand, a heatwave warning has been issued for Southern Uttar Pradesh, Western Rajasthan, and Northern Madhya Pradesh from May 20 to May 22. In Central India, there is a forecast of light to moderate rain in Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, and Chhattisgarh between May 18 and May 22. Several states in South India are likely to experience rainfall for four consecutive days.
Looking at yesterday’s temperatures, the maximum temperature ranged between 40 to 44 degrees Celsius in North West, Central, East, and North India. Heatwave conditions were observed in Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal, and Coastal Andhra Pradesh. Over the next four days, there is expected to be a rise of two to three degrees Celsius in the maximum temperature in Maharashtra. The temperature in Northwest and Central India is not anticipated to change significantly for the next 48 hours, after which it may increase by two to four degrees Celsius.