As heatwave wreaks havoc across India IMD forecasts rainfall in these parts. Click to learn more 

As heatwave wreaks havoc across India IMD forecasts rainfall in these parts. Click to learn more

As heatwave wreaks havoc across India IMD forecasts rainfall in these parts. Click to learn more

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As scorching temperatures continue to plague several states across India, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued predictions of relief from the blistering conditions in Telangana and parts of Northeastern India. 

On Sunday, areas including Telangana, Kerala, Odisha, Jharkhand, the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, Gangetic West Bengal, and Tamil Nadu faced heatwave conditions, with temperatures soaring as high as 45 degrees Celsius. 

The IMD has forecasted a decrease in extreme heat across eastern and southern peninsular India in the coming week.

Director General of the weather bureau, stated, “In April and May, we expect moderate thunderstorm activity and hail over northeast India. Now the extreme heat over east and south India will decrease. We expect thunderstorm activity for five days.”

Heatwave conditions persisted in parts of Gangetic West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, and Jharkhand, with temperatures recorded 4-7 degrees Celsius above normal. 

An orange alert for heatwave has been issued in several Karnataka districts with Lok Sabha constituencies going to polls, where temperatures reached 42 to 44 degrees Celsius in recent days. Additionally, an orange alert has been issued for 13 districts in Telangana until Monday due to prevailing heatwave conditions.

Hyderabad recorded a maximum temperature of nearly 44 degrees Celsius this summer, prompting concerns. Various regions including parts of Telangana, Rayalaseema in Andhra Pradesh, Vidarbha in Maharashtra, north interior Karnataka, northern Madhya Pradesh, Marathwada, southeast Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, and Coastal Andhra Pradesh experienced temperatures ranging from 42-45 degrees Celsius, indicating a significant heat surge in isolated pockets.

In Delhi, the maximum temperature settled two notches above normal at 41.1 degrees Celsius, marking the highest recorded temperature in the national capital this summer so far.

However, relief is on the horizon for Telangana as rainfall and thunderstorms are predicted from May 6-8. The IMD forecasts a decrease in temperatures and an increase in rainfall, especially in the southern districts, from May 9-10.

IMD said, “Fairly widespread to widespread light to moderate rainfall accompanied with isolated thunderstorm, lightning and gusty winds very likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura during next 7 days.

Heavy isolated rainfall are likely over Arunachal Pradesh on Monday, Assam and Meghalaya on Tuesday, and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura till May 7. 

Also, isolated heavy rainfall is likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal & Rayalaseema on the 7th and 8th; over Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam, Telangana and south Interior Karnataka on May 7 and over Kerala and Mahe on May 8 and May 9.