Pune, May 24 : Heavy to very heavy rainfall, with extremely heavy spells, is very likely to pummel isolated places in Assam and Meghalaya during next 24 hours, forecast the India Meteorological Department today. It further said that heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely at isolated chunks in Arunachal Pradesh, while heavy rainfall is likely at isolated portions over SubHimalayan West Bengal and Sikkim during the period.
Thunderstorms, accompanied with lightning, are likely at isolated segments over Gangetic West Bengal, Kerala, Mahe, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal during the period.
Strong surface wind (with speed reaching up to 40-50 km per hour) is likely to blow over the southwest Arabian Sea, hence fishermen should not venture into this area during the period, the Met warned.
Heat wave conditions at many tracts, with severe heat waves in isolated pockets, are very likely to sweep across Vidarbha during the period. Heat wave condition at a few stretches, with severe heat waves in isolated regions, is likely in Telangana during the period.
Heat wave condition, with severe heat wave, is likely in isolated locations in Uttar Pradesh during the period. Heat wave condition is also likely at many spots in west Rajasthan and at a few belts in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, east Rajasthan and west Madhya Pradesh as well in isolated corners in east Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Gujarat, Marathwada, Madhya Maharashtra, Rayalseema, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, north Interior Karnataka and Chhattisgarh during the period.
Rain or thunderstorms had pounded most swathes in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya as well as many divisions in Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim and Jammu & Kashmir during the last 24 hours. They had also lashed a few zones in Himachal Pradesh and Lakshadweep during the period. Isolated niches in Bihar, Uttarakhand, Punjab, east & west Rajasthan, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, coastal Karnataka, south Interior Karnataka and Kerala were also hit by rains during the period.
Thunderstorms had occurred at isolated quarters over Assam, Meghalaya, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu during the period. Dry weather prevailed over Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat, Konkan, Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Telangana, Rayalaseema, north Interior Karnataka and Andaman & Nicobar Islands during the period.
Heat waves swept through many parts of Vidarbha and isolated sectors over Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Gujarat during the period. Day temperatures were markedly above normal in some sites of Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. They were appreciably above par in some corners of west Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu & URU. (UNI)