Heatwave to continue till May 27: IMD

Heatwave to continue till May 27: IMD

People shield themselves against direct heat on a hot, summer day, as temperature soars, in Amritsar, on Wednesday. PTI

The northern and central India may not see any respite from soaring mercury this week as the Met department on Wednesday expected the heatwave to continue till May 27.

The IMD has also sounded a red-coded alert for Haryana, Rajasthan and west Uttar Pradesh until May 27.

It has also issued an amber-colour alert for east Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and the Vidharbha region of Maharashtra.

There are four types of colour codes signifying the level of caution - green (which means no action), yellow (situation to be watched), amber (government agencies to be prepared for severe weather) and red (action required by the agencies).

"Heatwave conditions are very likely to occur in many parts of west Rajasthan, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, at some parts of west Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Punjab and East Rajasthan and at one or two pockets over north Gujarat region, Saurashtra, Kutch, east Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh," the IMD said in its forecast for Thursday.

On the other hand, the IMD said that thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds are very likely at isolated places over north Kerala, coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karnataka, Lakshadweep, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and east Rajasthan.

With that, it also predicted "very likely" heavy rains at isolated places of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya.