Intense heat wave grips Kolhan, IMD issues alert

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Intense heat wave grips Kolhan, IMD issues alert

Saturday, 20 April 2024 | PNS | Jamshedpur

Kolhan and Santhal Pargana regions are currently reeling under the grip of an intense heat wave, with temperatures soaring to alarming levels. The Indian Meteorological Department's (IMD) Ranchi Meteorological Centre has issued a stern warning regarding the prevailing heat wave conditions, cautioning residents to take necessary precautions.


According to the latest weather updates, several isolated parts of the state, particularly Kolhan and Santhal Pargana, are expected to experience relentless heat wave conditions. The IMD has also raised concerns about the occurrence of 'Loo', a scorching hot and dry wind, in various areas. In light of this, authorities have issued advisories urging people to avoid outdoor activities, particularly during the afternoon when the heat is most intense, and to stay indoors to prevent heat-related illnesses such as heat strokes.


Over the past week, Jharkhand has witnessed maximum temperatures above normal across most regions, with the mercury soaring between 29°C to 44°C. Similarly, minimum temperatures have also been reported to be normal to above normal, ranging from 18°C to 28°C.


Despite no significant synoptic conditions prevailing over Jharkhand currently, the region is experiencing predominantly north-westerly to westerly surface winds. Looking ahead, the weather forecast predicts that above-normal maximum temperatures will persist across the state for the next five days. Heat wave conditions are anticipated to persist in isolated pockets of the South-East and North-East regions, with temperatures expected to range between 38°C to 45°C throughout the week, as stated by officials from the weather department.


As the heat wave intensifies, authorities are urging residents to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to stay safe from the adverse effects of the soaring temperatures. Hydration, staying indoors during peak heat hours, and avoiding strenuous outdoor activities are strongly advised to mitigate the risks associated with the ongoing heat wave.

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