Karnataka, Gujarat, Rajasthan see temperatures above 40 degrees, IMD issues heatwave warning

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Karnataka, Gujarat, Rajasthan see temperatures above 40 degrees, IMD issues heatwave warning

On Wednesday, meteorological organizations reported that temperatures in Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Karnataka were climbing and had surpassed 40 degrees Celsius. In light of this, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a two-day heatwave warning for these states.

According to an IMD statement obtained by news agency PTI, heatwave conditions are highly likely to occur in small areas over North Interior Karnataka from March 27 to 29, Saurashtra and Kutch in Gujarat from March 27 to 28, and southwest Rajasthan from March 27 to 29.

The IMD warned of a heatwave and stated that, over the next five days, maximum temperatures in isolated areas of North and South Interior Karnataka are highly likely to rise by two to three degrees Celsius. This information was included in the IMD's daily bulletin.

The highest temperatures of the present are surpassing the 95th percentile of the climatological value in certain areas of south interior Karnataka that border north Kerala. It said that on March 27 and 28, these are predicted to continue to exceed the 95th percentile of climatological value over large regions of interior Karnataka.

Although the agency predicted sporadic light rains over the Belagavi area, it stated that the rest portions of the state are likely to see dry weather.

While 84% of the state's geographical area experienced maximum temperatures between 36 and 42 degrees Celsius, Raichur District reported an average maximum temperature of 40.7 degrees Celsius. According to The Bulletin, several areas of the districts of Haveri, Vijayapura, Koppala, Davanagere, Kalaburagi, Bagalkote, and Raichur recorded maximum temperatures between 41 and 43 degrees Celsius.

The highs in Bengaluru are expected to range from 35 to 36 degrees Celsius through Friday.

The Karnataka Health Ministry issued a heatwave advisory on Tuesday due to the rising temperatures, and more cases of migraines and sunstrokes were being reported. Bengaluru City persisted in battling its chronic water issue in the meantime.