Extremely heavy rain likely over Sikkim, Northeast India for next 5 days: IMD

New Delhi, ( | Heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy falls is very likely to continue over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, and Northeast India during the next 4-5 days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday. According to IMD, “Widespread light to moderate rainfall accompanied with thunderstorms, lightning, and winds gusting up to 40 kmph is likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim during the next 7 days.”

“Under the influence of a cyclonic circulation over northeast Assam & neighborhood and an east-west trough runs from central parts of Uttar Pradesh to east Meghalaya in lower tropospheric levels and strong southwesterly winds prevailing from the Bay of Bengal to northeastern States in lower tropospheric levels isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Assam & Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura during the next 5 days,” the IMD said.

The weather department also predicted isolated extremely heavy rainfall over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim on Friday and over Meghalaya from 15th-18th; Assam on 17th & 18th June. The IMD further forecast that heat wave to severe heat wave conditions are likely to continue over northern parts of India during the next 4-5 days.

“Heatwave to severe heatwave conditions very likely in many parts of Uttar Pradesh, in some or many parts of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi till 18th June; western parts of Gangetic West Bengal and Bihar on 14th; Jharkhand and Uttarakhand during 14th-15th and isolated heat wave conditions over western parts of Gangetic West Bengal and Bihar on 15th; Jharkhand & Uttarakhand on 16th June,” the IMD said.

It further added, “Heat wave conditions very likely in isolated to some pockets of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu Division during 14th-17th; northeast Madhya Pradesh during 14th-16th; north Rajasthan, north Odisha on 14th; north Chhattisgarh on 14th & 15th June.”
On Southwest Monsoon, the IMD said, “Conditions are favourable for further advancement of monsoon into some more parts of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Northwest Bay of Bengal, some parts of Gangetic West Bengal, remaining parts of Sub Himalayan West Bengal and some parts of Bihar during the next 4-5 days.”(UNI)