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East India feels the heat as thunderstorms cap mercury elsewhere

Vinson Kurian Thiruvananthapuram | Updated on May 12, 2019 Published on May 12, 2019

LIghtning and surface wind, MSLP Sunday 5.30 a.m. May 12. Picture Credit: The Weather Company, an IBM Business.   -  The Weather Company, an IBM Business.

Western disturbances to trigger thunderstorms over parts of North-West India in the next 3-4 days

Calibrated heating of the land beyond a threshold is churning up the atmosphere to give rise to a series of thunderstorms and line them up across many parts of the country.

However, heat wave conditions may persist in isolated pockets over Vidarbha during the next five days and over Telangana and Chhattisgarh the  next two days, India Met Department (IMD) said.

On Saturday, these conditions ruled over parts of East Uttar Pradesh, Vidarbha, Bihar, Odisha, Telangana and the plains of Bengal — some areas that were ravaged by the extremely severe cyclone ‘Fani’.

Thunderstorms, rain

The IMD said that passage of back-to-back western disturbances would trigger thunderstorms over many parts of North-West India over the next three-four days. These are likely to be accompanied by hailstorm over the hills of North India and dust storms over the plains, it said in the afternoon outlook on Sunday.

Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is forecast over Arunachal Pradesh the next two days and isolated heavy rainfall over Assam, Meghalaya and the hills of Bengal for three days.

The 24 hours ending on Sunday morning saw thundershowers at most places over Jammu & Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh; at many places over West Rajasthan and Assam and Meghalaya; at a few places over Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura and at isolated places over Uttarakhand, East Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, hills of Bengal and Sikkim, Telangana, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, Kerala, South Interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Heavy to very heavy rainfall was recorded in Arunachal Pradesh and heavy rainfall in Assam, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

48 hr Precipitation Accumulation at 5.30 am Tuesday' for North-East India. Picture by: The Weather Company, an IBM Business

Follow-up westerly

On Sunday, the IMD traced out a second incoming western disturbance over West Iran. The successive systems will also set up an extended cloud cover, helping bring down the mercury. A detailed weather outlook from the IMD for the next two days is as follows:

48 hour precipitation accumulation at 5.30 am Tueday for South Peninsula. Pic: The Weather Company, an IBM Business

IMD OUTLOOK

Monday: Thunderstorm and lightning accompanied with (i) squall (60 km/hr) over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura; (ii) hail and gusty winds (50 km/hr) over Himachal Pradesh; (iii) hail and gusty winds (40 km/hr) over Uttarakhand; (iv) gusty winds (50 kmph) over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry; and (v) gusty winds (40 km/hr) over Jammu & Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, plains of Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, South Interior Karnataka, and Kerala.

Thunderstorm/dust storm and lightning accompanied with gusty winds (40 km/hr) over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Heavy rainfall over hills of Bengal and Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Heat wave conditions over Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Vidarbha.

Tuesday: Thunderstorm and lightning accompanied with (i) hail and gusty winds (50 km/hr) over Himachal Pradesh; (ii) hail and gusty winds (40 km/hr) over Uttarakhand; (iii) gusty winds (50 km/hr) over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry; and (iv) with gusty winds (40 km/hr) over Bihar, Jharkhand, plains of Bengal, Odisha, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur and Tripura.

Thunderstorm/dust storm and lightning accompanied with gusty winds (40 km/hr) over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Heavy rainfall over the hills of Bengal, Sikkim, Assam and Meghalaya. Heat wave conditions over Vidarbha.

With Inputs from The Weather Company, an IBM Business

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Published on May 12, 2019
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