Here is the current weather forecast for India for the next two days:
Saturday (May 21)
- Isolated thunderstorms are forecast over northern Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, northern part of West Bengal and western Assam. Scattered thunderstorms are possible over the Malabar Coast, Lakshadweep and the Andaman Islands.
- Heavy rain is expected over South Meghalaya, South Assam, Tripura, Northwest Mizoram, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, South Konkan, Goa, South Madhya Maharashtra, Kerala, Mahe and North Inland Karnataka expected.
- Thunderstorms with lightning and hail are forecast at isolated locations over Himachal Pradesh; Gusty winds (speed 40-50 km/h) in isolated places over Bihar, Sub-Himalaya West Bengal, Sikkim, Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi.
- Gusty winds (speed 30-40 km/h) are also expected over isolated parts of Telangana, Rayalaseema and with lightning in isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Odisha, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland , Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Vidarbha, Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan-Goa, Marathwada, Andhra Pradesh Coast, Yanam, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Lakshadweep, Kerala and Mahe.
- A maximum temperature of over 45°C is expected in the Thar Desert.
- Heatwave conditions in many parts and severe heatwave conditions in isolated pockets are very likely over Rajasthan and heatwave conditions in isolated pockets over South Punjab, South Haryana, Delhi, South Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. In the morning hours there can be dense fog in the Trans-Himalayas and in the relatively high-altitude areas of the Western Himalayas.
Sunday (May 22):
- Scattered thunderstorms are possible over the western Himalayas, Malabar Coast, Lakshadweep and Andaman Islands.
- Heavy to very heavy rains with extremely heavy falls in isolated locations, very likely over Meghalaya, and heavy rains in isolated parts of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Sub-Himalaya West Bengal-Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands , Karnataka , Kerala and Mahé.
- Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning, gusty winds (speed 30-40 km/h) and hail are likely in remote parts of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand; with flashing/gusty winds (speed 40-50 km/h) in remote locations over Bihar, Gangetic West Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi.
- Gusty winds are also expected in isolated locations over West Bengal south of the Himalayas, Sikkim and with lightning over Jammu-Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Jharkhand, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Puducherry , Karaikal, Lakshadweep, Kerala and Mahe.
- Dust storms or thunderstorms are forecast over parts of Uttar Pradesh.
- Maximum temperatures in excess of 45°C are expected in the Thar Desert.
- Heatwave conditions in isolated pockets very likely over Madhya Pradesh. In the morning there may be dense fog in the Trans-Himalayan, in the relatively high area of the W.Himalayan and along the border between the Konkan Coast and the Western Ghats.
Forecast summary for the next five days:
May 20-24 will see a wet spell across Northwest and East India, with the regions experiencing an increase in thunderstorm activity between May 22-24.
Patchy to fairly widespread light/moderate precipitation with patchy thunderstorms/gusty winds very likely over the western Himalayas for the next 5 days.
Patchy to patchy light rain with thunderstorms/gusty winds is likely for the next five days over the North West Indian Plains. Scattered hailstorms are also likely over Himachal Pradesh May 20-23 and Uttarakhand May 21-24. Scattered hailstorms are also likely over Punjab, Haryana and West Uttar Pradesh on May 23rd and over East Uttar Pradesh on May 23rd and 24th.
Patchy to fairly widespread light to moderate rainfall with isolated thunderstorms or gusty winds likely over Bihar, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha in next 4-5 days.
Widespread light/moderate rains with isolated heavy falls are forecast over Arunachal Pradesh on May 21, over Assam-Meghalaya and Sub-Himalaya West Bengal and Sikkim through May 22. Isolated extremely heavy falls are very likely over Meghalaya on May 21 Rainfall intensity over northeast India from May 22
A depression has now formed over the Gulf of Martaban and adjacent Myanmar. Under its influence, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands will experience heavy rains, thunderstorms or gusty winds in the next five days. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the Gulf of Martaban, which borders the North Andaman Sea, along and off the coast of southern Myanmar for the next 24 hours.
High temperature areas at or above 40°C will gradually shrink. Both daytime and nighttime temperatures will be extremely or relatively higher than average in much of the Trans-Himalayan and Western Himalayan regions at least through early June.
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