Here is the weather outlook for India:
Friday (May 12)
- Heavy to very heavy rains, thunderstorms (50-60 km/h) and lightning are possible in isolated areas of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
- Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and gusty winds (speed 30-40 km/h) could hit isolated places in Kerala and Mahe.
- Thunder and lightning are possible in isolated places on Odisha, Coastal and Inland South Karnataka.
- Square winds with wind speeds reaching 50-60 km/h, gusts up to 70 km/h, may prevail over the North Andaman Sea and Northeast Bay of Bengal.
- Heat waves are expected to hit isolated places across Bihar, West Bengal, Gujarat State, West Rajasthan and Madhya Maharashtra.
Saturday (May 13)
- Heavy rains are possible in isolated places on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.
- Thunderstorms are most likely to occur in isolated places across Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala and Mahe.
- Strong winds with wind speeds of 55-65 km/h, gusts up to 75 km/h, are forecast over the northwest and southeast Bay of Bengal.
- Heatwave conditions are possible in isolated areas of West Rajasthan, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh Coast and Yanam.
- Dust storms can occur in isolated pockets on Haryana.
Nationwide forecast for 5 days
The Severe Cyclone (SCS) “Mocha” (pronounced “Mokha”) over the Southeast and the adjoining Central Bay of Bengal has moved north at 9 km/h over the past six hours and strengthened into a Very Severe Cyclone (VSCS). As of this morning, the system is centrally located in Central and the adjacent South East Bay of Bengal.
From here on, the system is predicted to move north-northeast and further strengthen over the East-Central Bay of Bengal. Cyclone Mocha will likely cross the coasts of Southeast Bangladesh and Northern Myanmar between Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh) and Kyaukpyu (Myanmar) around noon on 14 May as a very severe Cyclone, with maximum sustained wind speeds of 150- 160 km/h, jerk up to 175 km/h.
In addition, a trough runs from the cyclonic circulation associated with the very severe cyclonic storm “Mocha” from Central and the adjacent Southeastern Bay of Bengal to the South coast of Andhra Pradesh.
Under the collective influence of these systems, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are likely to experience rain in most places, with heavy to very heavy rain There is an isolated place on May 12 and heavy rain has an isolated place on May 13-14.
Similarly, rainfall in most places accompanied by heavy rains in isolated places could affect Tripura and Mizoram on May 13, while heavy to very heavy rain possible in isolated parts of the region on May 14. Nagaland, Manipur and South Assam also experienced rain in many places and heavy rain in isolated areas on May 14.
In addition, fishermen, ships, boats and trawlers are advised not to venture into the Bay of Central Bengal and the North Andaman Sea until 14 May and into the North East Bengal Bay from 12 to 14 May. People in the Central Bay of Bengal and the North Andaman Sea are advised to return to the coast.
Additionally, thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds with scattered light to moderate to fairly extensive rainfall are possible in Kerala and Mahe over the next five days. Similar conditions are predicted in coastal Andhra Pradesh, Inner South Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal on May 12.
As for mercury levels, maximum temperatures are most likely to rise by 3-5°C over most parts of the country over the next two days, with the exception of East India. Due to the humid air and high temperatures, uncomfortably hot weather is possible in Konkan over the next two days, Odisha over the next five days, Kerala and Tamil Nadu May 13-14.
heat wave conditions May prevail in isolated areas across the states of Gujarat, Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan, Bihar and West Bengal on 12 May, Rajasthan on 12-13 May and over coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam from May 12. May 13-16.
For weather, science, space and COVID-19 updates on the go, download Applications Weather Channels (on Android and iOS store). It’s free!