Rain, thunderstorms likely over east, peninsular and western Himalayan region this week

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A cyclonic circulation is lying over West Uttar Pradesh & neighbourhood and a trough (area of low pressure) is running from the circulation to Assam. The trough in westerlies is very likely to persist over east & adjoining northeast India during the next 4-5 days

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha

PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 08:14 AM IST

Rain and thunderstorms are likely across the country including east, peninsular India and western Himalayan region till Friday, according to India Meteorological Department.

A cyclonic circulation is lying over West Uttar Pradesh & neighbourhood and a trough (area of low pressure) is running from the circulation to Assam. The trough in westerlies is very likely to persist over east & adjoining northeast India during the next 4-5 days.

Under its influence, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall or thunderstorm activity is very likely over northeastern states; and scattered rain or thundershower over rest parts of east India during the next five days. Heavy rainfall is likely over Assam and Meghalaya on May 4,5 and 7; over Gangetic West Bengal on May 4 and thunderstorm and lightning activity accompanied by gusty winds is also likely over most parts of the above regions during the next 4-5 days.

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Under the influence of north-south trough over south Peninsula, light or moderate fairly widespread rain or thunderstorm is very likely over Kerala & Mahe, Lakshadweep.

Under the influence of two Western Disturbances in quick succession, isolated to scattered rain or thunder is very likely over western Himalayan region on May 3 and 4. Its intensity and distribution is likely to increase thereafter with light to moderate scattered or fairly widespread rainfall or thundershower over the region during May 5 to 7. Isolated heavy rainfall is also very likely over Uttarakhand on May 6.

No heat wave is likely over any part of the country during the next 5 days.

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