Weather report: Differing landscapes! While heatwaves rage in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, and Bihar, these southern regions are predicted to see torrential rains

According to the IMD, from May 17 to 21, certain parts of Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, and Haryana are expected to experience moderate-to-severe heat wave conditions. In addition, heat waves are predicted for some areas of Uttar Pradesh between May 17 and May 21, and there may be isolated instances of the same in Gujarat around that time.


The heat wave map for May 17–20 includes Bihar as well as Jharkhand for May 19–20.

Additionally, northern Madhya Pradesh is predicted to feel the heatwave’s effects from May 18 to May 21, Gangetic West Bengal from May 18 to May 20, and Odisha on May 20 and May 21.

On May 17 and 18, hot and muggy conditions are most likely to be experienced across Konkan and Goa, Jharkhand, Assam, and Tripura; on May 17, West Bengal; and on May 18 and 19, Odisha. Furthermore, on May 17 and 18, warm nighttime conditions are probably going to dominate throughout Uttar Pradesh.

The scorching will cause the northern areas to collapse, but in the next days, the southern states could anticipate significant rains, according to the IMD.

Kerala is experiencing very heavy rains.

According to the meteorological office, Kerala is expected to have sporadic, very heavy rains on May 20 and 21.

From May 17 to 21, there is a good chance of isolated, heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala, Mahe, Coastal Karnataka, and South Interior Karnataka. This is anticipated to occur in Lakshadweep on May 20 and 21.

Comparably, from May 17 to 21, there is a good chance of isolated, very heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal. From May 17 to 19, there might be localized, very severe rains in Kerala and Mahe. On May 20 and 21, there will probably be sporadic, very heavy rains in South Interior Karnataka.

Increase in the highest temperature

According to a news release issued by the IMD on May 17, a gradual increase in maximum temperatures of around 2°C is projected across a large portion of Northwest India on May 18 and 19, with no further noteworthy changes anticipated.

In a similar vein, it is highly possible that maximum temperatures in several regions of Central and East India will gradually climb by two to three degrees Celsius on May 18, 19, 20, and 21. After that, no notable changes are anticipated.

In the next days, Maharashtra could anticipate a temperature increase of around 2-4°C.

It is quite unlikely that the maximum temperatures over the remainder of the nation will shift much.

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