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Severe thunderstorms possible over east, northeast India this week: IMD

The India Meteorological Department said a cyclonic circulation lies over east Bihar, West Bengal and Jharkhand and a trough runs from this cyclonic circulation to Manipur across Meghalaya.

india Updated: May 01, 2018 08:59 IST
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
The national Capital witnessed thunderstorms and light showers on Sunday.
The national Capital witnessed thunderstorms and light showers on Sunday.(PTI)

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday forecast widespread thunderstorm activity over east and northeast India during the next three-four days.

The IMD said a cyclonic circulation lies over east Bihar, West Bengal and Jharkhand and a trough runs from this cyclonic circulation to Manipur across Meghalaya.

An east-west trough also runs from Punjab to southeast Madhya Pradesh across Haryana and west Madhya Pradesh.

“Under the influence of the above systems, scattered to widespread rainfall/thunderstorm activity is very likely over east and northeast India during the next 3-4 days,” the IMD said.

Thunderstorms accompanied with squall, and hail are “very likely” on Wednesday at isolated places in Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand and the seven northeastern states.

On Wednesday, thunderstorms accompanied with squall are likely at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha, while thunderstorms with gusty winds may hit isolated places in Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Jharkhand.

Heavy rainfall is “very likely” at isolated places in Assam, Meghalaya and Odisha, the IMD said.

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