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Heatwave over several states; thunderstorm over Bihar, WB: IMD

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heatwave alert over Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and for the next 3 to 4 days.

The department has also issued a thunderstorm warning over Bihar, West Bengal, and Meghalaya.

The heat wave is the result of an anti-cyclone over and western Rajasthan, the impact of which is being felt across the northern plains.

Severe heatwave conditions are likely at Rajasthan, West Madhya Pradesh, Saurashtra,Kutch, and East during next 3-4 days. Heatwave conditions are likely in Punjab, Haryana, south and central at the same time, the IMD said.

The heat wave over is expected to be from April 16 to 18, and at isolated places over on April 17 and 18.

"Heatwave conditions at isolated places are very likely over the lower reaches of Jammu and Kashmir, and during next 3-4 days," the IMD said.

Thunderstorms accompanied by thunder squall are also "very likely" at isolated places over the north eastern states of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura from April 16 to 18.

The IMD has also predicted "very heavy rainfall" over Andaman islands during the next 24 hours due to cyclone Maarutha.

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First Published: Sun, April 16 2017. 16:28 IST