Heatwave to intensify in Delhi; heavy rainfall in Northeast states: IMD

The IMD has forecast heavy rainfall in parts of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya and Sikkim in Northeast India.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 7 Apr 2022, 6:21 am

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Heatwave condition is likely to intensify in Delhi, while heavy rainfall spell is predicted over Arunachal Pradesh during the next five days by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Heavy rainfall is also predicted over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal-Sikkim during 6-8 April and over Assam-Meghalaya during 8-10 April.

“Heavy rainfall spell likely over Arunachal Pradesh during next 5 days; over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal-Sikkim during 06th-08th April and over Assam-Meghalaya during 08th-10th April,” the IMD tweeted on Wednesday.


Heavy rains and series of landslides wreaked havoc in Meghalaya. Several houses and roads remained damaged due to the torential rainfall and landslides.

Meanwhile in Delhi, the mercury rose to 40 degree Celsius on Wednesday as predicted by the IMD. The IMD had said that there was no relief in sight for a week and predicted that the maximum temperature in Delhi would soar to 40 degree Celsius and hit 43 degree Celsius by Saturday.

The mercury in Delhi has been hovering around 40 degrees for the past few days and the city’s maximum temperature settled at 38.7 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, a dip from Sunday’s maximum temperature of 39.4 degrees Celsius, six notches above normal.

The IMD said in a series of tweets that the severe heatwave is likely to continue over Northwest and Central India during the next five days.


“Heat Wave Spell likely to continue over Northwest & Central India during next 5 days”.

"The IMD posted Heat Wave Spell likely to continue over Jammu division, Himachal Pradesh, south Haryana-Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh during next 5 days," the IMD tweeted.

According to the IMD, India witnessed warmest March in 122 years. And, since March 27, the heatwave in parts of the country has been rising.



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