Rains, Thunderstorms likely over many parts of India

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New Delhi: India is likely to get some respite from heatwaves as heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are expected over several parts of the country for the next 5 days.

Heatwave conditions are also not likely to prevail over the country for the next 5 days, the India Meteorological Department said today.

According to IMD, “Under the influence of east-west trough from northwest Rajasthan to Interior Odisha and a cyclonic circulation over north Bihar & neighbourhood at lower tropospheric levels, scattered to fairly widespread light/moderate rainfall very likely over Northeast India during the next 5 days.”

Isolated to scattered rainfall with isolated thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds likely over Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal & Sikkim during the next 5 days.

Isolated heavy rainfall is also likely over Arunachal Pradesh on 26th & 30th; over Assam-Meghalaya on 26th, 27th, 29th & 30th May and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura on 26th, 27th & 29th and over, 2022, the IMD said.

The IMD has also predicted the further advancement of the southwest monsoon over parts of the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea.

“Conditions are favourable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon over some more parts of South Arabian Sea, entire Maldives & adjoining areas of Lakshadweep and some more parts of Comorin area during next 48 hours,” the IMD said.

“Under the influence of a north-south trough from North interior Karnataka to Comorin area and westerly winds from Arabian Sea over southern peninsular India in lower tropospheric levels: Widespread light/moderate rainfall with thunderstorm/lightning very likely over Kerala & Mahe & Lakshadweep and isolated to scattered rainfall over Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal during next 5 days,” it said.

Isolated heavy rainfall
also likely over Kerala & Mahe and north Tamilnadu on 26th & 27th May.

Squally weather (wind speed 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph) very likely over southwest Arabian Sea during next 5 day; over southeast Arabian Sea along & off Kerala coast & Lakshadweep area on 26th & 27th and over northeast Arabian Sea & adjoining Gujarat coast during 27th-29th May, the IMD said.

Under the influence of a fresh approaching Western Disturbance, scattered light/moderate rainfall with isolated thunderstorm/lightning/gusty winds very likely over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and isolated rainfall over Uttarakhand, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, East Rajasthan on 28th & 29th May.

Isolated hailstorm is likely over Himachal Pradesh & Uttarakhand on 27th May and Jammu & Kashmir on 28th May.

Duststorm activity at isolated places is very likely over West Rajasthan on 28th & 29th May.

The gradual rise in maximum temperatures by 2-4°C is very likely over many parts of Northwest & East India during the next 3 days and no significant change thereafter.

No significant change in maximum temperatures is very likely over the rest parts of the country during the next 5 days.

Heat Wave conditions at isolated pockets are very likely over southwest Rajasthan on 28th & 29th May 2022, the IMD said.