Pune, May 23 : Severe heat wave in isolated pockets, with heat wave conditions in a few places, is very likely in Rajasthan during next 24 hours, forecast the India Meteorological Department today.
It further said that heat wave conditions are likely in a few areas of Vidarbha and in isolated corners of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam and Telangana during the period. Strong surface wind (with speed reaching up to 45-55 km per hour) is very likely to sweep over southwest Arabian Sea, hence fishermen should not venture into these areas during the period, the Met warned.
Thunderstorms, accompanied with lightning and gusty wind (speed reaching 30-40 kmph), are very likely at isolated chunks over Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad during the period. Thunderstorms, accompanied with lightning, are very likely at isolated tracts over Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Kerala and Mahe during the period. Heavy rainfall is very likely to lash isolated stretches in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim during the period.
Rain or thunderstorms had battered most divisions in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, as well as many zones in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura during the past 24 hours. Isolated niches in Bihar, Jammu & Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, coastal Karnataka, north & south Interior Karnataka and Kerala also received the rains during the period. Thunderstorms had occurred at isolated quarters over Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, GilgitBaltistan, Muzaffarabad and north Interior Karnataka during the period. Dry weather prevailed over Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Konkan, Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Rayalaseema during the period.
Heat wave conditions were observed at isolated sectors over west Rajasthan. Day temperatures were appreciably above normal in some parts of west Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, east Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Maharashtra, Vidarbha, Telangana and Rayalaseema as well in remaining sites of west Rajasthan.
They were above par in some locations of Uttarakhand, Konkan, Goa, Marathwada, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal as well in remaining tracts of west Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Maharashtra and Vidarbha. Day temperatures were markedly below normal in some belts of Assam, Meghalaya, SubHimalayan West Bengal, Sikkim and Bihar.
They were appreciably below par in remaining spots of Assam and Meghalaya, while they were below norm in some locales of Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha as well in remaining nooks of Bihar. They were normal over the rest of the country. The highest maximum temperature of 46.6 degree Celsius was reported at Ganganagar and Churu (west Rajasthan). (UNI)