The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heatwave advisory for many regions, including Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana, which are predicted to endure high temperatures until May 20. Bihar and West Bengal are predicted to have similar conditions till May 19, while the heatwave in Odisha will last until May 19 and 20. Gujarat is expected to withstand the temperatures until May 18.

Heatwave Conditions in Multiple States

According to the IMD, severe heatwave conditions will persist in western Rajasthan till May 20, with Punjab, Haryana, and Delhi set to face excessive heat over the following three days. Similarly, scorching conditions are expected in Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand during the next three days.

West Bengal Weather Forecast

The IMD predicts hot and humid weather for West Bengal on May 17. Over the next seven days, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim can anticipate scattered to fairly widespread mild to moderate rainfall, as well as thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds of 40-50 kph.

Rainfall Predictions for the Northeast

Light to heavy rainfall, thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds are expected in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura until May 23. These areas will face damp conditions as a result of prevalent weather systems.

South India Weather Updates

The IMD has also predicted similar weather conditions for Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Puducherry, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Lakshadweep through May 23. The wet spells in these regions are caused by cyclonic circulation over the Comorin area and the south Tamil Nadu coast.

Western Disturbance Impact on the Himalayas

A new Western Disturbance is forecast to hit the Western Himalayan region commencing May 17. As a result, isolated to scattered light rainfall is expected throughout Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand until May 19. This disturbance will provide much-needed relief from the current scorching in these areas.

Hot and Humid Conditions in Eastern India

The IMD has also forecast that hot and humid weather will dominate in regions of Eastern India, particularly West Bengal, on May 17. This forecast is consistent with a broader pattern of rising temperatures and humidity across the country.

Cyclonic Circulation Influence in South India

The cyclonic circulation over the Comorin area and the adjacent south Tamil Nadu coast is likely to deliver mild to heavy rainfall, thunderstorms, lightning, and strong winds to Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Puducherry, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Lakshadweep. This weather pattern will last until May 23, bringing relief from the heat in these areas.

Impact of Western Disturbance on Northern India

The recent Western Disturbance hitting the Western Himalayan region would most likely result in isolated to scattered light rainfall across Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. This weather pattern is projected to last until May 19, providing relief from the previous extreme hot conditions.

Coordination of Weather Agencies

The IMD’s comprehensive weather updates are the result of coordinated efforts by numerous regional weather organizations. These updates guarantee that the public receives accurate and timely information, allowing them to better prepare for harsh weather situations. Given the strong heatwave and rainfall predictions, the IMD recommends inhabitants in impacted areas to take the required precautions. People are recommended to drink plenty of water, avoid direct sunlight during peak hours, and adhere to local safety rules.

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