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Here is the latest weather forecast for India for the next two days:

Tuesday

  • Scattered thunderstorms are likely over much of northeast India. Parasitic thunder is possible on the Malabar Coast and Lakshadweep.
  • Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and gusty winds and hail in isolated locations are likely over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Andaman and Nicobar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh.
  • Heavy rains are expected over southeast Meghalaya, northeast Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, southwest Karnataka and northwest Kerala.
  • Heatwave conditions in isolated locations were forecast over Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand.
  • Dust storms or thunderstorms with gusty winds (speed 30-40 km/h) in isolated locations are likely over Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi.
  • A maximum temperature of 40℃ or more is expected in the interior plains of the northern half of the subcontinent.

Wednesday

  • Scattered thunderstorms are likely over much of northeast India. Stray thunder is possible over northern part of West Bengal, Malabar Coast and inland regions of Karnataka such as Bengaluru, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and gusty winds in isolated locations were forecast over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal.
  • Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning are on the charts in isolated locations on Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Odisha, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathawada, Konkan, Goa, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Rayalaseema, Karnataka, Kerala, Mahe and Lakshadweep.
  • Heavy rains are expected over western Assam, southwest Karnataka and northwest Kerala.
  • A maximum temperature of 40℃ or more is expected in the interior plains of the northern half of the subcontinent.

Summary of the forecast for the next five days:

Four-day precipitation accumulation

(TWC Met Team)

Due to strong southwesterly winds from the Bay of Bengal to the northeast and adjacent eastern Indian states at lower tropospheric levels, widespread light to moderate rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls are very likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, West Bengal Sub-Himalayas and Sikkim over the next 4-5 days.

As a result, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has placed the states of Assam and Meghalaya under “Red Warning” Tuesday, which advises its residents to take immediate action against the dangerous weather conditions. Meanwhile, the rest of the Northeast region will be under a amber alert or yellow watch.

Southwesterly winds are also likely to bring the following weather events:

  • Isolated extremely heavy falls over Meghalaya on Tuesday.
  • Heavy isolated falls over Mizoram and Tripura through Wednesday.
  • Isolated to scattered rain with isolated thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds over Bihar, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha over the next 3-4 days.

The southwest monsoon has advanced in parts of the southern Bay of Bengal and most parts of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the Andaman Sea today. It is very likely to cause widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls and thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands over the next five days. It is also likely to bring weather squalls (wind speeds reaching 40 to 60 km/h) over the Andaman Sea and adjacent southeast Bay of Bengal and east-central Bay of Bengal up to See you on Wednesday.

Two cyclonic circulations are found over the Lakshadweep region and the northern coast of Tamil Nadu. Under the influence of these circulations and a strong westerly low level flow from the Arabian Sea, the following weather phenomena are likely:

  • Fairly widespread to widespread light to moderate rain with isolated thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds with isolated heavy to very heavy falls over Kerala and the southern coast and interior of Karnataka over the next five days
  • Isolated heavy rains over Lakshadweep on Tuesday and over Tamil Nadu through Wednesday.
  • Extremely heavy rain isolated over the coast and southern interior of Karnataka on Wednesday.

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