New Delhi: The Indian Metrological Department (IMD) has stated that the heat wave period is anticipated to persist across North West India, Madhya Pradesh, and some other states until April 19.
The forecast service also stated that the rainfall intensity across South Peninsular India is expected to decrease beginning tomorrow, April 18th.
Reduction in rainfall intensity over South Peninsular India from 18th April, 2022 and Heavy rainfall spell likely to continue over Arunachal Pradesh on 17th and over Assam-Meghalaya on 17th, 19th, 20th & 21st April, 2022 pic.twitter.com/b1PqbMW6x2
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) April 17, 2022
IMD rainfall update
For Northern India
According to the IMD, heavy rain is expected to persist across Arunachal Pradesh on April 17 and over Assam-Meghalaya on April 17, 19, 20, and 21.
During the next 5 days, extensive rains, thunderstorms, and lightning will be accompanied by gusty winds over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam-Meghalaya, and Nagaland-Manipur-Mizoram-Tripura due to strong southwesterly winds from the Bay of Bengal to the northeastern states of India.
Under the influence of the Western Disturbance, rainfall with thunderstorms and lightning is expected in Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Muzaffarabad on April 18.
From April 19 to 21, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand will have similar weather.
According to the IMD, Punjab and north Rajasthan (19-20 April), Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, and West Uttar Pradesh (20-21 April) will all see extensive rainfall.
“Duststorm at isolated places very likely over West Rajasthan during 17th -20th and over East Rajasthan on 19th & 20th April, 2022,” mentioned IMD in their official statement.
For Southern India
According to IMD, in lower tropospheric levels, a trough or wind discontinuity from Vidarbha to North Interior Karnataka, as well as a cyclonic circulation across West central and bordering Southwest Bay of Bengal off the shores of south Andhra Pradesh and north Tamil Nadu:
-During the next 5 days, widespread rainfall with thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds is extremely possible over Kerala-Mahe and Karnataka.
-During the next 5 days, scattered rainfall will occur over Tamilnadu-Puducherry-Karaikal, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana, along with thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds.
-On 17 April, extremely heavy rainfall is expected across Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karikal, and South Interior Karnataka, with heavy rains on 18 April.
-Kerala-Mahe likely to receive heavy rainfall on 17 April.
The IMD forecasts a 2-3°C increase in maximum temperatures over Northwest India during the next three days, followed by a 2-3°C drop.
From April 17 to 19, heat waves are expected across Punjab, Haryana-Delhi, south Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Gangetic West Bengal, and Jharkhand.
From the 17th to the 20th of April, Madhya Pradesh will be hit by a heat wave. From the 18th to the 20th of April, Vidarbha will have similar weather.