Vikash Sharma

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said that the conditions are favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into some more parts of south Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea and Andaman & Nicobar Islands during the next three days.

Apart from this, a trough runs from west Bihar to Telangana and another one from North Interior Karnataka to Tamil Nadu at lower tropospheric levels.

“A fresh western disturbance is likely to affect northwest India from May 23,” said the IMD.

Under the influence of a fresh Western Disturbance, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with thunderstorm/lightning/gusty winds over the Western Himalayan Region and isolated to scattered rainfall over plains of northwest India mainly during May 23 to May 26 and decrease thereafter.

Thunder squall (speed 50-60 kmph) with hail and lightning likely over Uttarakhand on May 24.

Maximum Temperature Forecast and Heat Wave Warnings

Maximum temperatures are very likely to rise by 2-4 degree Celsius over Northwest India during next three days and fall by 2-4 degree C thereafter. Heat wave conditions in isolated pockets very likely over Uttar Pradesh and Gangetic West Bengal during May 20 to 22; Jharkhand during May 21 to 23rd; south Haryana, West Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh on May 21 and 22nd and north Madhya Pradesh on May 21.