New Delhi (NVI): The India Meteorological Department (IMD) today predicted that the hilly and plains of north India are likely to receive widespread rainfall from April 5-9.
According to the department, heatwave conditions are very likely in isolated areas of southwest Rajasthan during next 24 hours, over east Rajasthan during the next two days, over Maharashtra’s Vidarbha during the next three days and over Madhya Pradesh during April 7-9.
“A fresh western disturbance is very likely to affect western the Himalayan region from April 6,” it noted.
“Scattered to widespread rainfall/snowfall is very likely over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan and Muzaffarabad and Himachal Pradesh during April 5-7 and over Uttarakhand during April 6-9,” the department said.
Divulging further, the department predicted isolated thunderstorm, lightning or gusty winds over the western Himalayan region during April 5-7 and over adjoining plains during April 6-7.
“Isolated rainfall over Punjab, Haryana and west Uttar Pradesh during April 5-7,”it added.
Hailstorm is also likely over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan and Muzaffarabad on April 6 over Himachal Pradesh on April 5 and 6 and over Uttarakhand on April 6-7, the Meteorological (MeT) Department said.
The IMD said dust storm or thunderstorm and gusty winds (speed reaching 30-40 kilometres per hour) are likely at isolated places over west Rajasthan during April 5-7.