Vikash Sharma

The southwest monsoon has advanced into some parts of the southeast Bay of Bengal, Nicobar Islands, and south Andaman Sea, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday.

As per the IMD, the advancement is mainly due to the persistence of south-westerly winds in the lower tropospheric levels and rainfall activity over the area during the past 24 hours.

“Conditions are favourable of further advancement of southwest monsoon into some more parts of south Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands during next three to four days,” said IMD.

IMD further informed that a fresh western disturbance is likely to cause scattered to fairly widespread rainfall/thunderstorm over northwest India from May 23 to May 25.

Maximum Temperature Forecast And Heat Wave Warnings

Maximum temperatures are very likely to rise by 2-4 degrees Celsius over northwest India during next four days and fall by 2-4 degrees thereafter. No significant change in maximum temperatures are very likely over east India during the next 48 hours and rise by 2-3 degree C thereafter.

Heat wave conditions in isolated pockets are very likely over south Uttar Pradesh from May 20 to May 22; over West Rajasthan, and north Madhya Pradesh on May 20 and May 21 20th, and over Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand from May 21 to May 23, 2023.

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