Vikash Sharma

The second heat wave spell of April over East Indian states including Odisha is likely to continue during the next 5 days, informed the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday.

As per IMD, heat wave conditions are likely in some pockets of Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal and Jharkhand from April 17 to April 21, 2024. Similarly, severe heat wave conditions are also likely in isolated pockets of Saurashtra on April 17, Odisha during April 18 and 19 and Gangetic West Bengal from April 19 to April 21.

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A fresh western disturbance as a cyclonic circulation lies over Iran and the neighbourhood in middle and upper tropospheric levels which is likely to affect Northwest India from April 18, 2024.

Under its influence, fairly widespread to widespread light to moderate rainfall/snowfall with thunderstorms, lightning & gusty winds (40-50 kmph) is likely over Jammu-Kashmir-Ladakh-Gilgit-Baltistan Muzaffarabad and Himachal Pradesh during April 18-21; over Uttarakhand on April 18 and April 19,2024.

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