Parts of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka to witness heavy rains: IMD

at 5:41 pm
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New Delhi (NVI): Isolated heavy rainfall is expected over south and ghat areas of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Mahe and coastal, south interior Karnataka from April 14 to 16, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Furthermore, a cyclonic circulation lies over the southwest Madhya Pradesh and neighbourhood at lower levels.

Under its influence, isolated rainfall with thunderstorms, lightning & gusty winds (30-40 kmph) very likely over Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha during next 4-5 days and over Jharkhand during next 24 hours, IMD added.

The weather department also stated that due to thunderstorm activities over most parts of the country, no significant change in maximum temperatures is expected during the next 4-5 days.

However, heatwave conditions very likely in isolated pockets over Saurashtra and Kutch in Gujarat in the next 24 hours.

In addition to this, IMD informed that maximum temperatures were appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at a few places over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and Saurashtra & Kutch; at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, West Rajasthan and Gujarat Region.

Temperatures were above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at most places over Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi; at many places over Assam & Meghalaya and Konkan & Goa; at a few places over Uttar Pradesh, East Rajasthan, Bihar, Gangetic West Bengal, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura and Coastal & South Interior Karnataka.

They were appreciably below normal (-3.1°C to -5.0°C) at most places over Vidarbha; at a few places over Chhattisgarh, Marathwada and Telangana; at isolated places over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan & Muzaffarabad and Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal.

Yesterday, the highest maximum temperature in the country was reported at Ahmedabad (Gujarat Region) at 42.6 degrees Celsius.