IMD Issues Heat Wave Warning for Mumbai, Thane, Raigad Till 16 March

Dr Jayanta Sarkar of IMD Mumbai said, a heatwave warning is issued for 16 March for the entire Konkan region.

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday, 14 March, issued a heat wave warning for Mumbai and some other regions for the coming days.

Dr Jayanta Sarkar, head of IMD Mumbai, told ANI, "We have issued a severe heat wave warning for today and tomorrow (14-15 March) for the regions of Northern Konkan which includes Palghar, Mumbai, and Thane. For 16 March, we have issued a heat wave warning for the entire Konkan region."

The weather forecasting agency also warned of a heatwave on 16 March in Palghar, Thane, Mumbai, Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg districts.

A heat wave is predicted to take over the Saurashtra-Kutch region, Konkan, and in some regions of Karnataka, Rajasthan, and Gujarat till 16 March.

The IMD tweeted on Monday, 14 March,

"Heat Wave to severe heat wave conditions in some parts of Saurashtra-Kutch and Konkan and heat wave conditions over coastal Karnataka, Southwest Rajasthan and Gujarat region.”

Meanwhile, yellow alerts have been issued for a heat wave in Gujarat region for next 2 days, as per Manorama Mohanty, Director, MET Ahmedabad.

"Temperature might rise around 1-2 degrees Celsius & a severe heat wave is expected in Saurashtra & Gujarat regions. Temperature in Ahmedabad is expected around 40-41degrees Celsius," she was quoted as saying by ANI.

(With inputs from ANI.)

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