New Delhi: On Saturday, May 29, The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for Sunday and Monday in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Bageshwar and Pithoragarh districts due to heavy rain, thunderstorm and strong winds forecast. The IMD has said that the state will see light rainfall or thunderstorm on 31 May. Following this, dry weather will prevail for two days.
According to the weather department forecast thunderstorms accompanied with intense showers and gusty rains of 30-40 kmph speed are likely to occur in the districts during the afternoon and evening hours for two days.
During this time, the Met department has advised residents to keep their harvested produce in a safe place and not tie their animals outdoors. They have also been asked to keep away from all objects that conduct electricity and not take shelter under trees during thunderstorms.
Earlier today Indian Metrological Department said that The Southwest Monsoon has set in over Kerala on Sunday, three days ahead of its usual date of June 1. “Southwest Monsoon has set in over Kerala today. Kerala is expected to get widespread rainfall with isolated heavy rainfall in many districts during the next five days,” said Director IMD, Thiruvananthapuram, K Santhosh.