Heatwave shifts to East India. South India to remain Hot

While Heatwave conditions continue without any sign of relief today we could see some shift in the area of impact with East India coming under the effect of Heatwave like conditions.  Yesterday saw Akola in Maharashtra & Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh become the first places in 2016 to record 44°C.  15 places in all recorded more than 43 degrees yesterday and a further 20 places or so recording temperatures in excess of 42 degrees.

Things are expected to be slightly better off for places in Vidharbha & MP as some marginal reduction could be expected in temperatures today compared to the last few days.  Today it is going to be the turn of East India to be under the impact of Heatwave with almost whole of Bihar & places across Gangetic West Bengal expected to see oppressive day time conditions.

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Many areas in Odisha is also expected to see these heatwave conditions bringing in extremely dry heat from the West across the land.  Some marginal respite is expected for Central India as mentioned above while most parts of Uttar Pradesh will continue to be under this heatwave spell.

Under the influence of the East West Trough and an upper air cyclonic circulation over Bangladesh Northeast India will continue to receive spells of rains with few places getting heavy rains today as well.  Similarly due to the incoming Western Disturbance the parts of Kashmir & higher reaches of HP will in line for some rains / snow.  Thanks to the LWD over West Coast Kerala and South Karnataka could receive some spells of rains with one or two places getting heavy spells at times.  This is likely to keep the day time temperature under check for the region.

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Another hot day ahead for most of Tamil Nadu with once again only the higher reaches of Western Ghats & narrow band of coastal plains escaping from the oppressive heat though as days pass by the narrow band is getting smaller and smaller indicating the upcoming summer for the coastal places as well.  In another week to 10 days from now models are showing the first bit of consistent Southerlies which is likely to bring the heat up in coastal areas as well.  So we are on the last legs of the moderation benefit from the Easterlies.