New Delhi 8 Apr 2018
The IMD has warned of severe weather conditions for five days starting Saturday. Heavy rains in Meghalaya and thunderstorms with squall and hail are forecast in Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.
“On April 7, heavy rain is likely at isolated places in Meghalaya, while thunderstorms accompanied with squall and hail were likely at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha,” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) statement said.
Thunderstorms with gusty winds and lightning were predicted over central Maharashtra and Marathwada, besides east Uttar Pradesh, interior Tamil Nadu, interior Karnataka, north coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim on Saturday, the IMD said.
The weather department said that on Sunday, thunderstorms were likely to occur at various place while there is possibility of squall and hail at isolated places over Uttrakhand, Odisha Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar, north Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.
Gusty winds with lightning might take place at isolated places over central Maharashtra, Marathwada and south Konkan, Goa, interior Tamil Nadu, Kerala, interior and coastal Karnataka, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal and east Madhya Pradesh.
While on April 11, thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds was likely to occur at isolated places over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura. ( IANS )