India heads into the thunderstorm zone right after the heatwave, orange alerts issued
IMDhas issued an orange alertin Mumbai, Assam and Meghalaya due to intense rainfall.
- Heavy rainfall with thunderstorms likely to hit north, northeastern and southern states in the next five days.
- Whereas, no warning has been issued for Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Marathwada and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
AdvertisementIn the next 2-3 days, there would be heavy rainfall across northern, central and eastern parts of India, according to the
Assam and Meghalaya — which are two worst hit states by flood — are likely to receive more rain today. Around 52 people have died in these two states due to floods and 44 lakh people have been displaced so far.
The IMD has indicated a strong chance of heavy to very heavy rainfall in Mumbai, Palghar, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts of Maharashtra.
Chennai too is expected to be the epicenter of heavy rainfall – along adjoining districts like Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam localities. The state witnessed a heavy downpour on Sunday, June 19, as well which is an indication of more thunderstorms in the coming days in Chennai and suburbs in addition to a downpour on Monday.
Heavy rainfall with thunderstorms likely in north and the northeast
According to sub-division wise warnings by IMD, northern states like Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh are likely to experience heavy rainfall along with thunderstorms and lightning.
The rain will bring a reprieve from the scorching heat especially in the northern states of India.
Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, West Madhya Pradesh and East Rajasthan may witness only lightning and thunderstorms. Similar conditions are likely to surface in Bihar, Jharkhand and East Uttar Pradesh.
Widespread rainfall with thunderstorms, lightning very likely to occur in Odisha, Vidarbha and Chhattisgarh in the next five days. Heavy rainfall is likely to occur in Gujarat region and Madhya Maharashtra, as per the IMD report.
Cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms
IMD has also predicted that the sky condition is likely to be partly cloudy for the next 24 hours in the southern states.
Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, South Interior Karnataka may witness heavy rainfall along with thunderstorms and lightning. Similar conditions are likely to prevail in northeastern states as well — West Bengal and Sikkim, Gangetic West Bengal, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.
AdvertisementSaurashtra and Kutch, Coastal Karnataka and Kerala are likely to experience strong surface winds. However, no warning has been issued for Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Marathwada and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
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