17 Apr 2024  |   10:06pm IST

Scorching summer season; Goa temperature remains constant while other parts in India get Heatwave Alert

Scorching summer season; Goa temperature remains constant while other parts in India get Heatwave Alert

Team Herald

In a recent weather update, the Meteorological Department has issued a warning of dry and scorching weather prevailing over the state of Goa. With the highest maximum temperature recorded at a scorching 34.6°C and the lowest minimum temperature at 26.2°C, Goans are bracing themselves for a hot and humid week ahead. However, relief is on the horizon as sporadic light rain and thundering conditions are expected to provide some respite from the heat between 17 and 21 April.

As we approach the weekend, the weather pattern for Goa remains fairly consistent for the next two days, with little change predicted. On 16 April, isolated areas may experience light rain, while the entire state is likely to face hot and humid conditions. Haze is expected in the mornings on 16 and 17 April. From 17 April onwards, the state can expect dry weather, which will continue until 22 April. The maximum temperature is not likely to fluctuate significantly in the next three days.

While the residents of Goa brace themselves for the impending heatwave, several parts of the country are also preparing for scorching temperatures. The India Meteorological Department has warned of heatwave conditions in Odisha, West Bengal, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh areas. In response, the Odisha government has taken a precautionary measure by announcing the closure of schools from 18 to 20 April.

According to the latest forecast, temperatures will rise in various regions, including Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal, North Konkan, Saurashtra, Kutch, coastal Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana. This alarming weather prediction necessitates the need for residents to take necessary precautions to stay safe and hydrated during this heatwave.

As the mercury climbs, individuals must stay vigilant and prioritize their well-being. Drinking plenty of water, staying indoors during peak hours, and avoiding prolonged sun exposure are among the recommended precautions to combat extreme weather conditions.


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