Here is the latest weather forecast for India for the next two days:

Thursday (April 21)

  • Heavy rains are likely over isolated locations in Meghalaya.
  • Widespread rains and thunderstorms were forecast over Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, with a chance of snowfall at higher elevations
  • Fairly widespread rains and thunderstorms are possible over Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura. Himachal can also experience snow at higher elevations.
  • Scattered rains and thunderstorms are forecast over Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Kerala and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, with the possibility of snow in Uttarakhand at higher elevations.
  • Isolated rains are likely over West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

Friday (April 22)

  • Heavy rains are likely to flood isolated places in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya.
  • Widespread rains and thunderstorms are likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya.
  • Fairly widespread rains and thunderstorms were forecast for Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Sikkim and West Bengal.
  • Scattered rains and thunderstorms are forecast over Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, with the possibility of snow at higher altitudes.
  • Scattered rains and thunderstorms are possible over Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar islands.
  • Isolated rains are likely over Odisha, Bihar, eastern Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu.

Five-day precipitation accumulation

(TWC Met team)

Summary of the forecast for the next five days:

Strong southwesterly winds blowing from the Bay of Bengal towards the northeastern states at lower tropospheric levels are likely to cause quite widespread rainfall over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur , Mizoram, Tripura and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim with chances of thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds over the next five days. Isolated heavy rains are also expected over Assam, Meghalaya from 21-25 April and over Arunachal Pradesh on Friday.

Accordingly, the IMD published a ‘yellow watch’which means “to be updated” for all states except parts of coastal Karnataka, Rayalaseema, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry for Thursday.

Southwesterly winds are also likely to cause isolated to scattered rainfall with thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds over Bihar, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha over the next couple of days.

A western disturbance over Afghanistan is likely to cause the following weather events:

  • Scattered to fairly widespread light rain accompanied by isolated thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds over Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand in over the next two days. Risks of isolated hailstorms are also possible over Uttarakhand from April 21 to 22;
  • Isolated light rainfall with thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds are forecast over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh on Thursday, over Vidarbha from April 21-23 and over Chhattisgarh until April. see you on Sunday.
  • Chances of a dust storm accompanied by thunderstorms in isolated areas are also likely over Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.

Due to a combination of the influence of a cyclonic circulation on the southern coast of Tamil Nadu and a trough of Rayalaseema in the lower tropospheric levels, isolated to scattered precipitation accompanied by thunderstorms, lightning and gusts Windy conditions are in the books over Kerala, Mahe, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Karaikal, Karnataka, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for the next five days.

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