Heatwave warnings are issued for Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha, and Jharkhand when the temperature approaches 45°C.

The following three days are projected to see more heat wave conditions over East India, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). According to the weather service, Gangetic West Bengal, Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and Jharkhand are likely to experience heat waves.

According to the weather service, temperatures in Punjab and Haryana may rise in the next days before dropping off again.


Heatwave conditions grew worse in a number of regions, including Rajasthan and Bihar, as the mercury levels increased. The highest temperature was 43.4 degrees Celsius in Sheikhpura, Bihar. An orange signal has been issued by the Met department for a heatwave expected to hit six regions over the next 48 hours.

For the next few days, heatwave conditions are also predicted to prevail in other regions of the nation, including West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar, and East UP.

Due to the “severe” heatwave conditions, schools in West Bengal have been instructed to close until next week.

According to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, “all educational institutions, including schools, colleges, and universities, will remain closed from Monday through Saturday next week, keeping in mind the severe heatwave conditions.”

Delhi saw a heatwave as well, with a high of 40.4 degrees Celsius on Sunday.

The Regional Meteorological Centre in New Delhi predicts that the high temperature will be 41 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.

The Met department issued a heatwave warning for sections of Gangetic West Bengal on Sunday, predicting that daytime temperatures in the southern regions, which are already frequently above 40 degrees Celsius, are likely to increase.

“Over the next 4-5 days, heat wave conditions are predicted to affect West Bengal, Bihar, and coastal Andhra Pradesh; over Punjab and Haryana in the following two days; and then the conditions will subside. The Western Himalayan Region will experience new rain beginning on April 16 and the plains of northwest India beginning on April 18, according to the IMD.

People who are fragile, such as infants, the elderly, and those with chronic ailments, are at danger as a result of rising temperatures or extreme heatwave conditions. At the Maharashtra Bhushan award ceremony in Navi Mumbai’s Kharghar on Sunday, over 120 people complained of heat-related health problems, and at least eleven people died from heatstroke.

IMD has advised a variety of precautions, including drinking enough water, ORS (oral rehydration solutions or electrolyte replenishments), or similar home-made drinks to stay hydrated.


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