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Weather Alert! Heavy Rain along with Thunderstorm & Gusty Winds Likely over These States

According to MET department, a Western Disturbance is lying over north Pakistan & neighborhood which will bring isolated thunderstorm, lightning with gusty winds (speed reaching 30-40 kmph) over the north-east India during next 48 hours. As per reports, day maximum temperatures are likely to rise gradually by 2-3°C over plains of northwest India from 02nd-04th April and the maximum temperatures are likely to remain above normal by 3-4°C over isolated pockets in Kerala during next 3 days. 

As per yesterday’s reports, rain/thundershowers observed at many places over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Baltistan & Muzaffarabad and at an isolated place over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim & north Odisha. Rainfall recorded (0830 hours IST to 1730 hours IST of yesterday) (1 cm or more):- Gangtok-1. On the other hand, isolated places over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh lashed with the thunderstorm. 

Maximum Temperature were appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at most places over Assam & Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura; at a few places over Arunachal Pradesh, Coastal Karnataka and Kerala & Mahe. 

On the other hand, minimum temperatures were above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at most places over Uttarakhand; at many places over Arunachal Pradesh and Lakshadweep; at a few places over Assam & Meghalaya, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and Telangana and at isolated places over Madhya Pradesh. 

April-June Expected to be 0.5-1 degrees Celsius Warmer 

India Meteorological Departmenthas said the temperature in April-June across most parts is expected to be 0.5-1 degrees Celsius warmer than normal. The frequency of heatwaves is also likely to be slightly above normal in those three months, say reports. 

IMD says the higher warmth is expected over “most of the subdivisions of northwest, west, central, east and western peninsular India”. In the core heat wave (HW) zone, a 40 per cent probability of maximum temperatures during April to June being above normal. 



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