Heavy rain forecast till may 16 across india’s eastern and southern zones


The meteorological patterns have once again taken a tumultuous turn, particularly impacting the eastern, central, and southern regions of India. Over the past 24 hours, heavy rainfall has been reported in the Sub-Himalayan areas of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Madhya Pradesh, as well as interior Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The effects of storms and heavy rainfall have been evident across many areas, with instances of dust storms in Eastern Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, accompanied by hailstorms in several locations.

Forecast and Predictions

The Meteorological Department has issued warnings indicating the continuation of similar weather patterns across most of these states until May 16. Additionally, alerts for rain, lightning, and strong winds have been disseminated. Recent data from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) highlights heavy to very heavy rainfall over Central Maharashtra, North Interior Karnataka, Kerala, and certain parts of Maharashtra.

Regional Impact

Aside from Bihar and Jharkhand, numerous regions including Chhattisgarh, Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Marathwada, and Telangana have experienced thunderstorms and strong winds. The IMD has identified an active western disturbance in northern Pakistan, along with the formation of cyclonic winds in the lower troposphere over western Uttar Pradesh and south Rajasthan. Consequently, Eastern and Central India are expected to witness further bouts of rain, lightning, and strong winds until May 14, while similar conditions are anticipated in southern peninsular India until May 16.

Upcoming Weather Trends

Following this period, a shift towards a new phase of summer is expected in North-West India. Recent torrential rains, coupled with storms, have induced a colder climate in North-West India, resulting in a drop in maximum temperatures by two to three degrees.

Alerts and Precautionary Measures

An orange alert has been issued for five districts of Uttarakhand, with warnings of lightning, hail, and wind speeds reaching 40-50 km per hour in Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Bageshwar, and Pithoragarh districts. Additionally, a yellow alert has been extended to other districts within the state. The Meteorological Department has cautioned against potential damage to kutcha houses and unsafe buildings, advising the administration to undertake precautionary measures for safety.

Safety Recommendations

In light of these forecasts, the general public has been urged to remain indoors during thunderstorms and refrain from using electrical appliances. Furthermore, precautions should be taken for the safety of animals, with instructions to avoid keeping them in open areas.

Weather Shift in Jammu and Kashmir

In Jammu and Kashmir, amidst prevailing scorching temperatures, the weather has taken a notable turn. Over the past 24 hours, rain accompanied by strong winds has been experienced across most areas of the state. Although weather conditions cleared in the afternoon in many areas, the Meteorological Department has indicated the possibility of rain and snowfall in the hilly areas of Kashmir until May 13, with potential rain in some parts of Jammu as well. Following May 13, dry weather is anticipated until May 19.

As adverse weather conditions persist across various regions of India, it is imperative for residents to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions outlined by the Meteorological Department to ensure their safety and well-being.


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