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1. IMD issues a 5-day hot weather alert for Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry.
2. Parts of Assam and Meghalaya to witness heavy rain on Tuesday and Thursday.
3. Odisha’s capital records a high of 39.4°C on Monday, showing a notable rise.

Weather Update, April 02: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a five-day hot weather warning for Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry from Tuesday to Saturday.

Meanwhile, parts of Assam and Meghalaya are expected to experience heavy rain on Tuesday and Thursday.

Odisha, the state capital recorded a maximum temperature of 39.4 degrees Celsius on Monday, a sharp increase from the previous day’s maximum of 33 degrees. Jharsuguda and Baripada were the hottest at 40.4 degrees Celsius, followed by Bolangir at 40.3 degrees Celsius.

The rise in temperatures until Saturday is attributed to prevailing northwesterly dry air and high solar insolation, according to the IMD regional center. Minimum temperatures are also expected to gradually rise by two to three degrees Celsius.

The IMD‘s national weather bulletin also warned of heatwave conditions in parts of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, and Jharkhand during this period.

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Areas in West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu recorded maximum temperatures above normal by 2–3 degrees on Monday.

Additionally, the minimum temperature in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Bihar saw an increase above normal by 3-5 degrees.

In Assam and Meghalaya, heavy rain is expected on Tuesday and Thursday due to the influence of a cyclonic circulation above northwest Assam. This weather system has already led to incidents such as a boat capsizing in the Brahmaputra River and a portion of the ceiling collapsing at the Guwahati airport.

The cyclonic circulation above northwest Assam is also likely to trigger heavy rain and snow in Arunachal Pradesh from Tuesday to Saturday, according to the IMD bulletin.

Moreover, due to a Western Disturbance, moderate rain and snow are anticipated in the Western Himalayan Region in the next seven days.

Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand are expected to experience thunderstorms and lightning from Wednesday to Friday.