Heavy rainfall likely over Northeast India from March 29: IMD

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New Delhi (NVI): Under the influence of strong lower level southwesterly winds from the Bay of Bengal, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with heavy falls at isolated places are likely over Northeast India from March 29 to April 3, according to IMD.

India Meteorological Department further added that flood-like situation may also occur over the region during this period.

In addition to this, a fresh Western Disturbance is very likely to cause scattered to fairly widespread rainfall/snowfall over Western Himalayan Region with thunderstorm/ lightning over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and thunderstorm, lightning & hail over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan & Muzaffarabad during March 28-29, 2021.

Meanwhile, heat wave conditions at isolated pockets are very likely over Saurashtra, Kutch, Konkan and Goa during March 25-27 and over north Gujarat region on March 27-28, 2021, Ministry of Earth Science said in a statement.

Notably, an active Western Disturbance and its induced cyclonic circulation caused fairly widespread to widespread rainfall/snowfall/thunderstorm activity over Western Himalayan Region and Punjab during March 22-24, 2021, it added.

The weather department further states that due to cyclonic circulation/trough over central parts of country, light to moderate isolated/scattered rain/thundershower occurred over central India during past week (18th to 24th March, 2021).