Central Heatwave Spells to Continue in India, Rainfall Expected in Northeast

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Heatwave conditions are forecasted to persist in parts of northwest, central, and west India for the next three to four days, as stated by the India Meteorological Department. Meanwhile, the northeast can expect light to moderate rainfall over the next two days.

The IMD reported heatwave to severe heatwave conditions in many areas of west Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. Additionally, parts of Saurashtra-Kutch, Uttarakhand, and west Madhya Pradesh experienced a heatwave spell.

The heatwave conditions are expected to continue in the western Himalayan region and Gujarat for the next two days. Western Madhya Pradesh, the Vidarbha region, and Rajasthan are likely to experience a heatwave spell for the next four to five days. Southern Punjab, southern Haryana, Bihar, Jharkhand, parts of Maharashtra, and the Marathwada region will witness heatwave conditions from March 29 to April 1.

A heatwave is defined in the plains when the maximum temperature reaches 40 degrees Celsius or higher, and is 4.5 to 6.4 degrees above normal.

In northeast India, the IMD predicts light to moderate rainfall with thunderstorms and winds over the next two days. Heavy rainfall is expected in Assam, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh on March 31 and April 1.

Thunderstorms and lightning may occur in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal areas on Monday. Light to moderate rainfall is likely in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and southern and coastal parts of Karnataka over the next five days.

On Sunday, rainfall was reported in a few places in Karnataka, Kerala, West Bengal, and Sikkim.

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