New Delhi: After a brief relief from the scorching heat of
The MeT department said scorching conditions in isolated pockets over Rajasthan, southern Haryana-Delhi, southwestern Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha would prevail until 9 may. Maximum temperatures are expected to increase in most areas of the northwest and adjacent central.
Notably, IMD’s forecast for a new heatwave came a day after several parts of northwestern India, including Delhi, received rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms. Wind gusts with a speed of approximately 50 km/h were observed in the national capital.
IMD has predicted rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and other hilly parts of northern India in the coming days due to western disturbances. The meteorological agency said: “Isolated light rain very likely over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand over the next 3 days.”
Rainfall is also forecast over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura over the next four to five days. Meanwhile, isolated to scattered moderate rainfall is highly likely over Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Sikkim and Odisha over the next few days.
Due to the trough over peninsular India in the lower tropospheric levels, the IMD predicted rainfall over the southern states of India. The MeT department said: “Scattered to fairly widespread light/moderate rain with thunderstorms/lightning/gusty winds most likely over Kerala and Mahé, southern interior of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Karaikal and rainfall activity isolated on the coast and northern interior of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for the next 5 days.”
A cyclonic circulation extends over the southern Andaman Sea and its surroundings. Under its influence, a low pressure zone should form over the same region on Friday. For this reason, heavy to very heavy rains in isolated locations are very likely over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands from May 6-8.