According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), increased thunderstorm activity is likely to continue across the country until May 2. Meanwhile, moderate to severe thunderstorms are expected to be accompanied by lightning, gusts and gusts. and hail is likely to occur in the northwest, central, east and southeast of peninsular India between 1 and 2 May and subside thereafter.
Updated May 1, 2023 | 04:03 pm IST
IMD predicts enhanced thunderstorm activity is likely to continue over most parts of India until May 2 (File photo)
Heavy rains are predicted in isolated places over Jammu, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand areas on May 1 and 2, over Haryana, Western Uttar Pradesh on Monday and over Punjab on Tuesday. Dust storms are most likely to hit isolated places across Western Rajasthan on May 4.
Scattered to fairly extensive rain accompanied by thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds (40-50 km/h) is expected over central India over the next three days and subsides thereafter. Hail is predicted to hit isolated places over Western Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and Chhattisgarh on Monday and over Eastern Madhya Pradesh through Tuesday.
Meanwhile, scattered light to moderate rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds is very likely in eastern India over the next three days and then subsides. Hail is most likely in isolated places over Jharkhand on Monday and over Gangetic West Bengal until Wednesday. Heavy rain is expected in isolated parts of West Bengal and Sikkim Sub-Himalayan until Tuesday and over Odisha on Monday.
Similar weather conditions are likely to occur in southern India over the next four days. “Heavy to very heavy rain in isolated places on coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema & Tamil Nadu on 1 May and isolated heavy rainfall in Inland South of Karnataka, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Rayalaseema , Kerala & Tamil Nadu during May 1-3,” the report said. Department of MeT said. Hail is most likely in isolated places until Tuesday.
Maximum temperatures will most likely stay below normal to near normal for the next few days. No heat wave is likely to hit any part of India for the next five days.