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Orange Alert! IMD Predicts Severe Heatwave for Next 5 days in These States

The IMD has issued an orange alert for Thursday and Friday, April 7-8, in west Rajasthan. Residents are advised to "be prepared" for the bad weather at this level of warning.

Binita Kumari
Some parts of Madhya Pradesh will see heatwaves to severe heatwaves during this time period.
Some parts of Madhya Pradesh will see heatwaves to severe heatwaves during this time period.

Weather Update: Parts of west-central India will continue to be scorched by the heat for at least the next five days, with the states of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, in particular, likely to be affected. Over the next five days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts heatwaves in most regions of Rajasthan, with severe heatwaves in isolated pockets.

Meanwhile, some parts of Madhya Pradesh will see heatwaves to severe heatwaves during this time period.

Orange alert issued

As a result, the IMD has issued an orange alert for Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, in west Rajasthan. Residents are advised to "be prepared" for the bad weather at this level of warning.

Meanwhile, for the next 48 hours, east Rajasthan and the entire state of Madhya Pradesh have been placed under a yellow watch (meaning "be aware" of the local weather situation).

Because temperatures are expected to rise again on Saturday, April 9, all of the aforementioned subdivisions will be placed under an orange alert until Monday, April 11.

In regards to the state capitals, daytime temperatures in Bhopal are likely to peak around 41°C during this forecast period, while temperatures in Jaipur may reach 42°C.

Rajgarh, Dhar, Khandwa, Khargone, Agar Malwa, Ashoknagar, Guna, Gwalior, Datia, Morena, Chhindwara, Jabalpur, Rewa, Satna, Chhatarpur, and Damoh are all likely to suffer sweltering temperatures during the next five days.

Residents of the districts of Jaisalmer, Barmer, Jalore, Pali, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Nagaur, Ajmer, Jaipur, Tonk, Alwar, and Churu in Rajasthan could expect severe weather.

Residents in both states have been dealing with these dreadful conditions for several days.

On Wednesday, April 6, heatwave conditions were also reported in both states. Daytime temperatures in various parts of west Rajasthan were at least 5.1°C higher than normal, with Barmer registering the highest maximum temperature in the country at 44.5°C.

Daytime mercury values were 3.1°C to 5°C above average in most parts of east Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

While the heatwaves continue, it is strongly advised that you avoid going outside during the peak afternoon hours.

It's also critical to take proper precautions, stay hydrated, and prevent heating, especially for those in vulnerable groups like as infants, the elderly, and those with chronic diseases.

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