Pune, May 22 : Heat wave to severe heat wave conditions are very likely in isolated pockets of west Rajasthan during next 24 hours, forecast the India Meteorological Department today.
It further said that heat wave condition is likely to sweep across isolated swathes over east Rajasthan, west Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Vidarbha, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Telangana, Rayalaseema, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal and north Interior Karnataka during the period. Dust Storm, accompanied with gusty wind (speed reaching 30-40 kmph), is very likely at isolated places over Rajasthan during the period. Strong surface wind (with speed reaching up to 40-50 km per hour) is very likely to blow over southeast & southwest Arabian Sea, Maldives-Comorin (Kanyakumari) area and Gulf of Mannar, hence fishermen should not venture into these areas during the period, the Met warned.
Thunderstorms, accompanied with lightning and gusty wind (with speed reaching up to 30-40 kmph) are very likely at isolated locations over Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Kerala and Mahe during the period. Thunderstorms, accompanied with lightning, are likely at isolated sections over Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab and Lakshadweep during the period. Heavy rainfall is very likely at isolated places in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Kerala and Mahe during the period.
Rain or thunderstorms had pounded most locations in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim during the past 24 hours. They had battered many divisions in Gangetic West Bengal and Kerala as well as a few chunks in Lakshadweep during the period. Isolated niches in Jharkhand, Bihar, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka were also lashed by showers during the period.
Thunderstorms had occurred at isolated tracks over Kerala and Mahe during the period. Dry weather prevailed over Odisha, Gujarat, Konkan, Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Telangana and Andaman & Nicobar Islands during the period. Day temperatures were markedly above normal in some parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh. They were appreciably above par in some locales of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, west Rajasthan, Saurashtra, Kutch and Telangana as well in remaining sites of coastal Andhra Pradesh.
They were above norm in some sectors of Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab, east Rajasthan, west Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat Region, Maharashtra, Goa, Rayalaseema and Tamil Nadu as well in remaining nooks of Himachal Pradesh, west Rajasthan, Saurashtra, Kutch and Telangana. Day temperatures were markedly below normal in some portions of Assam, Meghalaya, West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha, Jharkhand and Bihar. They were appreciably below par in some spots of Arunachal Pradesh and in remaining belts of Assam, Meghalaya, West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar and Kerala.
They were below normal in some segments of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Odisha, Jharkhand, east Uttar Pradesh and east Madhya Pradesh.he highest maximum temperature of 46.0 degree Celsius was reported at Vijaywada (coastal Andhra Pradesh). MORE (UNI)