Bihar is in a state of over-heat
Due to western disturbance active over the northern region of India, particularly the Himalayas, the Indian Meteorological Department has forecasted a high surge in temperature over the state of Bihar. An orange alert has been generated for districts like Patna, Banka, Nawada, Supaul, Jamui, and Aurangabad.
Bihar has experiencing high temperatures of weather, where the IMD, Patna has initiated an orange code for some districts. A yellow alert has also been generated by the Indian Meteorological Department in the regions of Begusarai, Nalanda, Gaya, Arwal, Bhojpur, Rohtas, Buxar, Khagaria and Munger region. In light of the code alert in the state of Bihar, a senior official of the Bihar Disaster Management Department has urged people to avoid exposure to heat. He also added that people to keep themselves hydrated.
Central and North India experiences above-normal temperature
In areas of UP such as Prayagraj, Lucknow and Hamirpur, the temperature has scorned up to 44.2 degrees. The heatwave continues to make the temperature well between 40 and 44 degrees in the state of Uttar Pradesh. According to Safdarjung Observatory which is responsible for noting the temperature in the northern region, the forecast claims a temperature which is four degrees above the normal temperature for four days in a row.
As a relief for the people, the Indian Meteorological Department has also projected cloudy weather and a light shower on Wednesday. The heatwaves in the central, east and northwestern regions of India are expected to raise the temperature higher than normal.
Weather colour codes
According to the codes for generation followed by the Indian Meteorological Department, the yellow code requires people to wait and watch weather updates while the orange code warns people to be prepared for necessary action. The red code indicates people and authorities to take action. The green code suggests that no action is needed.
The highest temperature recorded in the state of West Bengal is in Bankura where the temperature has reached 43.7 degrees and Kolkata has reached 40 degrees. Similar conditions are also present in the parts of Punjab and Haryana, particularly in the regions of Hisar, Ambala, Narnaul Karnal of Haryana and Bathinda in Punjab reports the Indian Meteorological Department. The highest temperature in the two states has also crossed the mark of 40 degrees Celsius. Rajasthan also faces high temperatures as Kota at 42.8 degrees Celsius and Chittorgarh at 43.2 degrees Celsius are facing the heatwaves.
Source: The Hindu
Indian Meteorological Department has also informed the press that there will be no respite for the severe conditions in Bihar before April 20th. Local news media sources report the reaction of the public who often complain about the challenges they face in working under the sun. Additionally, Indian Meteorological Department in Patna has also informed the state that north-westerly and westerly winds will continue to be present over Bihar around 6 kilometres above the mean sea level. This will also bring in dry winds at a speed of approximately 31kmph for the upcoming three to four days. While the north and central regions of India will be experiencing extreme hot weather, MeT has also stated that the states of Odisha, Sikkim and Andhra Pradesh may also see a rise in their average temperatures. However, a brief shower of rain is expected in north India.
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