On Thursday, May 5, 2022, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted a new heat wave in regions of northwest and central India.
"Due to the presence of western disturbance over Northwest India, the heatwave has abated in the previous 2-3 days, while the day temperature has fallen, and this condition is likely to continue for the next two days," said Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Director-General of Meteorology at IMD.
"However, a new heatwave is expected to begin in Rajasthan." Isolated heat waves are predicted to begin in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Vidarbha, in particular. The heatwave will affect Rajasthan today and tomorrow (May 5 and 6), and it will extend to other portions of northwest and central India on May 7, he warned.
A heatwave warning would be issued for isolated areas of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and the Vidarbha region, according to the IMD chairman.
"After May 7, the heatwave is anticipated to extend to additional portions of northwest and central India," he warned.
Delhi weather update
According to the National Weather Service, the national capital will have a partly cloudy sky on Friday. "On Friday, the sky will be partially cloudy. On Friday, the maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to be about 39 and 24 degrees Celsius, respectively "an official from IMD stated.
Odisha is under cyclone warning.
According to a report from the news agency PTI, the Odisha government has instructed collectors in 18 districts to prepare for a possible cyclone from the Bay of Bengal. Under the influence of a cyclonic circulation, a low-pressure region is expected to form over the South Andaman Sea and its environs in the next 48 hours and then travel north-westward, according to the IMD.
"Because of the changing cyclone separation and projected depression over the area, we have issued a caution, particularly for fishermen, not to enter into the Andaman Sea and the areas surrounding the southeast and east-central Bay of Bengal," Mohapatra said.
Rainfall in Northeast India
Scattered to fairly widespread light/moderate rainfall is very likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura over the next five days under the influence of an east-west trough from northwest Madhya Pradesh to Meghalaya and southwesterly winds from the Bay of Bengal in lower tropospheric levels, according to IMD.