The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rain across several states in India for the next few days.
The National Weather Forecasting Centre of the IMD has come out with its Summary and Forecast for All India weather over the next five days as follows-
– An approaching Western Disturbance is likely to cause isolated to scattered rain/thundershowers over the western Himalayan Region, Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi from Thursday with peak activity around 30th April- 1st May.
– A low pressure area is very likely to form over south Andaman Sea and neighbourhood during next 48 hours. It is very likely to become more marked and concentrate into a depression during subsequent 48 hours and likely to intensify further thereafter. It is very likely to move north-northwestwards during the 1st – 3rd May period and subsequently north-northeastwards towards Myanmar–Bangladesh coasts.
Under its influence, squally winds, speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph on 1st May over south Andaman Sea, Nicobar Islands and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal are likely; wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph over the same regions predicted on 2nd May and wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining south Andaman Sea on 3rd May.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places are also likely over Nicobar Islands on 2nd May and heavy rain at isolated places on 1st and 3rd May over the same region.
– Under the influence of trough/wind discontinuity across Peninsular India, scattered to fairly widespread rain/thundershowers are likely over Kerala and Mahe during next 2 days, and over Maharashtra, Goa and north Interior Karnataka mainly during 29th April – 1st May.
Isolated thunderstorms, lightning, gusty winds (30-40 kmph) are also likely over these regions during this period.