New Delhi: Amid the scorching heatwave, a pre-monsoon downpour can bring relief to people. While the majority of northern Indian states are sweltering under the high temperatures, some areas may find relief on Wednesday and Thursday as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasts isolated showers of rain ranging from light to heavy.
According to an IMD press release, southwesterly winds from the Bay of Bengal over eastern and northeast India in the lower tropospheric levels may influence fairly widespread rainfall over the northeast. of India, West Bengal and Sikkim over the next three days with isolated thunderstorms over the region over the next two days. According to the Met department, Kolkata is likely to experience heavy rain from Wednesday to Sunday.
It could also bring isolated heavy rains to Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, under the influence of the western disturbance, scattered rainfall with isolated thunderstorms are likely over the western Himalayan region on Wednesday and Thursday. An isolated hailstorm is likely over Jammu-Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand Wednesday. In Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is expected to experience heavy rain through Friday and thunderstorms through Thursday. In Uttarakhand, Dehradun will remain partly cloudy with the possibility of thunderstorms on Friday.
Isolated light rains with dust storms are also very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan on Wednesday and Thursday. Chandigarh and Pathankot are expected to see rains on Wednesday.
Isolated to scattered rain with thunderstorms likely over Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana over the next three days. Chennai is also likely to have heavy rain on Thursday and Friday with clear skies from Saturday.
Isolated heavy rains very likely over Kerala-Mahe on Wednesday and over Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Karaikal on Thursday are also likely.
Meanwhile, an area of low pressure is likely to form over the southern Andaman Sea, which could bring heavy rain to isolated locations on the Nicobar Islands on Wednesday and Thursday and isolated heavy to very heavy rain on the Andaman Islands Friday and Saturday.