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Hailstorm Alert! IMD Predicts Extreme Weather Conditions in These States for Next 5 Days

IMD also highlighted the impact of the harsh weather and recommended a list of precautionary measures for people to take in order to be safe during this time and avoid any human tragedy.

Binita Kumari
IMD also highlighted the impact of the harsh weather and recommended a list of precautionary measures for people to take in order to be safe during this time and avoid any human tragedy.
IMD also highlighted the impact of the harsh weather and recommended a list of precautionary measures for people to take in order to be safe during this time and avoid any human tragedy.

Thunderstorms with lightning, rainstorms, and hailstorm are expected to continue across areas of north, northeast, and east India over the next five days, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). On April 19, the current weather predicts isolated thunderstorms, lightning, squalls, and hail in Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, and Sikkim. A similar weather pattern is expected for Jammu and Kashmir, as well as Uttarakhand on April 20 and April 21.

IMD also highlighted the impact of the harsh weather and recommended a list of precautionary measures for people to take in order to be safe during this time and avoid any human tragedy.

Among the impact predicted by IMD are:

  • Plants, horticulture, and standing crops may be harmed by strong winds and hail.

  • Hail can cause injury to people and livestock in open areas.

  • Strong winds may cause partial damage to vulnerable structures.

  • Kutcha houses/walla and huts have minor damage.

  • Loose items may fly.

Among the preventive measures suggested by IMD are:

  • If at all possible, stay inside, close windows and doors, and avoid travel.

  • Find shelter in a safe location; do not take shelter under a tree.

  • Avoid lying on concrete floors or leaning against concrete walls.

  • Disconnect all electrical and electronic appliances.

  • Get out of the water as soon as possible.

  • Keep all electrical devices at a safe distance.

  • During the event, farming operations may be suspended.

Rain Predictions in Other States of India

IMD also forecasted heavy rainfall, isolated thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds over Jammu-Kashmir-Ladakh-Gilgit-Baltistan-Muzaffarabad and Himachal Pradesh during the next five days, as well as over Uttarakhand on April 20 and 22. From April 19 to April 22, there is a good chance of light rain in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi.

During the next five days, scattered rains, thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds are expected across Bihar, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal, and Odisha, according to the weather service.

According to the IMD, scattered to moderately widespread rainfall, thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds are highly likely over Kerala-Mahe during the next 5 days due to cyclonic circulation over the Southwest Bay of Bengal off north Tamil Nadu coast in lower tropospheric levels.

During the next 5 days, isolated to scattered rains, thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds are also possible over Tamil Nadu-Puducherry-Karaikal, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana. On April 18, heavy rainfall is also expected in Tamil Nadu-Puducherry-Karaikal and Kerala-Mahe.

Dust Storm Predictions

Dust storms are expected to rage over Punjab on April 19, West Uttar Pradesh on April 20 and April 21, East Uttar Pradesh on April 21, and Rajasthan from April 19 to April 21, according to the IMD.

On April 19 and 20, strong dust-raising winds (up to 35 kmph) are expected to blow across Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi, north Rajasthan, and West Uttar Pradesh.

Heatwave Predictions

Heatwave conditions will be present in isolated pockets over Jammu Division, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar on April 19, over Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi, north Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, and Gangetic West Bengal on April 19, and over Jharkhand on April 20, according to the weather department.

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