IMD issues heavy rainfall, thunderstorm warning for these states. Check list
Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are likely to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall during the next 24 hours, the Indian Meteorological Department said on Sunday in its afternoon bulletin. This is not because of the progression of the southwest monsoon, the weather department said as the progress of the monsoon has now become slow. A low-pressure area has been formed over southeast Uttar Pradesh and its neighbourhood.
Here are the rainfall prediction for states
> Fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls is very likely over East Uttar Pradesh and Bihar during the next 24 hours. After that, there will be a significant reduction in rainfall. This is under the influence of a low-pressure area.
> Moderate to severe thunderstorms accompanied by frequent cloud to ground lightning is very likely over East Uttar Pradesh and Bihar during the next 24 hours. "This may cause injuries leading to casualties to people and animals staying outdoors," the weather department has warned.
> Uttarakhand is also likely to receive widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls during the next 24 hours under the influence of a Western Disturbance as a trough in mid-tropospheric levels and monsoonal easterlies.
> The southwest monsoon is yet to enter the remaining parts of Rajasthan, west Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and Punjab and the advancement is likely to be slow as "large scale features are not favourable and the forecast wind pattern by the numerical models do not indicate any favourable condition for sustained rainfall over the region during the forecast period," the IMD said.
> Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of Narnaul (Haryana) Viratnagar, Kotputli, Rajgarh, Alwar, Dholpur, Bayana (Rajasthan) during next 2 hours.
> Heavy rainfall has been predicted at isolated places over Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Sikkim, Assam and Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, Gujarat, the ghat areas of Maharashtra, Konkan and Goa, Coastal and South Interior Karnataka and Kerala and Mahe, IMD's evening bulletin said.
> Thunderstorm with lightning and gusty winds (speed reaching 30-40 kmph) are very likely at isolated places over Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi with lightning at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, Coastal & North Interior Karnataka and Tamilnadu, Puducherry and Karaikal, the bulletin said.
> Rajasthan may witness dust storm or thunderstorm with lightning and gusty winds (speed reaching 30-40 kmph).
> Strong winds (speed 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph) are very likely over Southwest, West central and adjoining East central Arabian Sea. Squally weather (speed 50-60 kmph) is likely over North Bay of Bengal; (speed50-60kmph) along & off Kerala-Karnataka-Goa-south Maharashtra-Gujarat coasts and Lakshadweep area. Fishermen in these areas have been advised not to venture into the seas.