The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued an alert for heatwave and thunderstorm activities in several parts of the country.
As per IMD, an east-west trough runs from east Uttar Pradesh to Nagaland and strong southwesterly winds from Bay of Bengal to Northeast India prevails in lower tropospheric levels.
Under its influence, isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely over Assam and Meghalaya and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim during the next five days.
Isolated extremely heavy rainfall is also likely over Meghalaya today.
The weather agency has also predicted isolated/scattered rainfall with thunderstorm/lightning/gusty winds over Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal during the next 5 days.
Heat wave warnings: Heat wave conditions in isolated places very likely over Rajasthan, Jammu Division, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, south Punjab & south Haryana-Delhi on June 4 and 5.
Vidarbha, Jharkhand, interior Odisha and Chhattisgarh during June 4 and June 6
Maximum temperature forecast:
Rise in maximum temperatures by about 2°C very likely over most parts of Northwest and Central India and no significant change thereafter.
No significant change in maximum temperatures very likely over Gujarat during next 3 days and fall by 2-3°C over south Gujarat thereafter.
No significant change in maximum temperatures very likely over rest parts of the country during next 5 days.