MUMBAI: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a ‘yellow’ alert, forecasting thunderstorms in parts of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra for the next two days.
According to the National Weather Forecasting Centre (NWFC), the wind confluence and a trough in easterlies run from the southeast Arabian Sea off Kerala coast to the Konkan coast in lower tropospheric levels. “Under the influence of these weather systems, isolated light/moderate rainfall with thunderstorm/lightning/gusty winds (are) very likely to continue in some states,” the weather agency said.
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.Rainfall with thunderstorm/lightning/gusty winds are expected over Maharashtra, Gujarat, east Rajasthan and west Madhya Pradesh during March 8-10.
.Isolated hailstorm (is) very likely over north-central Maharashtra on March 8 and 9 and adjoining Marathwada on March 9. the IMD said.
According to the Mumbai-based Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), Palghar, Thane, Raigad and Ratnagiri could witness thunderstorm activity, lightning, moderate rain and gusty storm over the next two days.
.Mumbai could very likely witness light rain and thunderstorms over the next two days, the RMC added.
.Isolated/scattered light to moderate rainfall/thundershowers are very likely to continue over Kerala & Mahe during the next 5 days and over Coastal & South Interior Karnataka during the next 3 days.
“A fresh Western Disturbance as a trough in the middle & upper tropospheric westerlies runs along Long.55°E to the north of Lat. 32°N. Under its influence, isolated light/moderate rainfall/snowfall very likely over Jammu-Kashmir-Ladakh-Gilgit-Baltistan-Muzaffarabad on 8 and 9 March,” IMD also said.
The IMD issues four colour-coded warnings – green, yellow, orange and red – based on the intensity of any weather condition.