Kerala: IMD issue high temperature warning in parts of state

The Indian Meteorological Department on Sunday issued a high temperature warning for 12 districts in Kerala over the next five days, amid the severe heat in parts of the state, the PTI reported.

According to the PTI, in Kollam, Palakkad, and Thrissur districts of Kerala, there`s a possibility of a heat wave in certain areas, according to the IMD and the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority.

“Maximum temperatures are very likely to be around 41°C in Palakkad district, around 40°C in Kollam and Thrissur districts, around 38°C in Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Kozhikode and Kannur districts, and around 37°C in Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Malappuram and Kasaragod districts, and around 36°C in Thiruvananthapuram district (3 to 5°C above normal) during 28th April to 2nd May 2024,” the weather agencies said, as per the PTI.

These districts are expected to experience hot and humid weather conditions, excluding hilly areas, from April 28th to May 2nd, due to elevated temperatures and humidity levels, they added.

Additionally, there is a likelihood of heat wave conditions occurring in one or two locations within Kollam, Palakkad, and Thrissur districts specifically on April 28th and 29th, the agencies added, the news agency reported on Sunday.

Odisha reels under severe heatwave

Meanwhile, Odisha reeled under severe heatwave conditions on Thursday with Jharsuguda recording the maximum temperature of 43.8 degrees Celsius, officials said, according to the PTI.

The news agency earlier reported, Baripada sizzled at 43.6 degrees Celsius, followed by Nuapada (43.5), Talcher (43.4), and Boudh (43.2).

Parts of Odisha including Kendrapara, Cuttack and Bolangir town recorded a maximum of 43 degrees C, according to the Meteorological Centre at Bhubaneswar.

The maximum temperature would rise by 2-4 notches over the next four days, officials said, as per the PTI.

“The heatwave would continue across the state from April 26 to 29,” said Meteorological Centre`s Director Manorama Mohanty, the PTI had earlier reported.

A red alert for a severe heatwave was issued for nine districts, including Gajapati, Ganjam, Balasore and Mayurbhanj.

The Met Centre advised people to take precautionary measures while going out between 11 am to 3 pm.

(with PTI inputs)

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