Heavy Rains Lash Meghalaya, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Kerala, Tamil Nadu; Heatwaves are for Northwest India

SHILLONG: 10th April 2022 (PTI Source)

Under the influence of damp southwestern winds blowing in from the Bay of Bengal, Assam and Meghalaya are expected to get highly copious rains over the next few days.

Amidst the continuing rain in various parts of northeast India, the IMD (Indian Meteorological Department) has predicted even more severe downpours and thunderstorms for the following days. According to the weather channel's most recent update, several northeastern states, particularly those with few inhabitants, are expected to receive significant rainfall. According to IMD's prediction, strong and humid southwestern winds will continue blowing into the region from the Bay of Bengal.

Under its influence, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, and Assam's northeastern state will probably experience a significant rainfall over the next few days, with thunderstorms and lightning. Simultaneously, isolated rain and thunderstorms are expected to occur in a number of states, including Tripura, Nagaland, Mizoram, and Manipur.

On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh were affected by Isolated Heavy Rainfall as per the forecast from IMD. The entire state of Assam will experience the same weather pattern until Tuesday, 12th April, when it will be replaced by a humid condition. Between the 9th and 11th of April, isolated areas in Assam and Meghalaya experienced and will experience heavy to mild showers. In its anxiety about the weather in the following five states, the department has issued a yellow warning for the next 24 hours.

Furthermore, the states of Assam and Meghalaya have been placed on orange alert for the next few days, which indicates that residents should be prepared for harsh weather. Over the previous week, Assam and Meghalaya have seen a significant drop in average temperature owing to persistent rain. However, according to the IMD forecast, there will be no major changes in the next few days, although rainfall is now more likely to become severe.

It should be noted that the amount of rainfall throughout northeastern regions has varied from state to state since the start of March. According to official data, from the beginning of March till Thursday 7th, April, Assam, Sikkim and Manipur received more rainfall than usual.

Here's our most up-to-date weather forecast for India.

Nationwide Forecast

Heatwave to severe heatwave conditions are expected in Rajasthan, Punjab, south Haryana, and Delhi during the next few days; West Uttar Pradesh and Saurashtra-Kutch during the following days.

During the following days, just heatwave conditions will prevail in sections of Himachal Pradesh; Jharkhand, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh for the next four days, Uttar Pradesh for the next five, over northern Gujarat, and across Vidarbha from April 10-12.

Meanwhile, strong southeasterly winds from the Bay of Bengal will bring widespread rainfall, thundershowers, and lightning across Meghalaya, the sub-Himalayan part of West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, over the next few days. Isolated/scattered rains are expected in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura during the next five days.

On 13th April, isolated heavy rains are expected over the Sub-Himalayan part of West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura; and between April 10th and 13th in west Assam.

Isolated to scattered rain, thunderstorms, and lightning will occur over Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Coastal & South Interior Karnataka as well as coastal Andhra Pradesh from 10th to 12th April as a result of the trough or wind discontinuity that will develop over India's South Peninsular region during the next few days. On 9th April, isolated heavy rains were seen in south Tamilnadu and south Kerala.

On Saturday, a western upheaval dropped isolated rain over Jammu & Kashmir, and Ladakh. In contrast, another minor western disturbance might affect Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, and Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The temperatures will rise and will be higher than usual over Northwest India but lower than average along the Northeast, Eastern, and east-coastal Southern coast in this period. On the other hand, minimum temperatures will be higher or only slightly higher than usual across the country.

Regional Forecast

Over isolated regions of Assam and Meghalaya, there will be very heavy rain or even flooding on Sunday.

In Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim, significant rains were observed on Sunday.

Rains and thunderstorms covered a large area of Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim today.

As predicted, scattered showers and storms were seen in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Lakshadweep, and other areas today.

Several isolated rainstorms have been observed in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Odisha, Bihar, coastal Maharashtra, Goa, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

The heatwave will sweep most of West Rajasthan, some areas in East Rajasthan, and isolated places of south Haryana, Delhi, Punjab, and West Uttar Pradesh.

Heatwaves are anticipated in some areas of Himachal Pradesh, East Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, interior Maharashtra, and Bihar.