Delhi to experience dust storms till May 18, Odisha to witness heat spell for next 5 days: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has now predicted that the ongoing dust storm in Delhi will be there till May 18.

Delhi, on Tuesday, witnessed dusty winds blowing at speeds of up to 50 kmph, and it led to continual dispersion of dust over the entire city. Now the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said the ongoing dust storm in Delhi will continue till May 18, adding that the events will occur mostly in isolated pockets over Haryana and Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

IMD also mentioned that Delhi will experience relief thereafter, as light rain will bring some respite from prevailing weather conditions. A similar weather is expected over parts of Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha while Odisha will witness heatwave conditions for the next five days.

Meanwhile, with the dust storm, not just the air quality was affected, it also led to reduced visibility to 1,000 meters, the IMD said. According to meteorologist Kuldeep Singh, Delhi will continue to experience persisting heat and dusty winds till May 18. This weather phenomenon is mostly due to the hot winds from Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

According to the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), Delhi, on Wednesday, might be able to experience partly cloudy sky with very light rain, drizzle along with gusty winds. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 41 and 28 degrees Celsius respectively.

Heat spell in Odisha

Coming to Odisha, the state witnessed a maximum temperature of 40 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, and it looks like there will be no change in day temperatures at many places in the state for the next five days.

Not just that, the Met office also issued a yellow warning as thunderstorms with lightning and gusty surface wind speed is likely to occur in Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Cuttack and Khurda districts till 8.30 am on Wednesday.

On the other hand, East Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya will be experiencing heavy to very heavy rainfall on May 18 and 19, the IMD added.


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