- People got huge relief from scorching heat due to rain in April
- Below normal maximum temperature likely in May as well
- Rain-hail in most parts of the country even in the first week of May
If you do not like the summer season, then the month of April has so far proved to be very good in terms of reaching the rising level of temperature (Scorching Heat) in many parts of the country. Along with this, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted light to moderate rain in many areas across India. Saturday to Sunday evening Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, West Bengal, Sikkim, West Rajasthan, Saurashtra, Kutch, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, West Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, East Rajasthan, Scattered rains occurred in Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Telangana, Rayalaseema, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Lakshadweep, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Gujarat region, Konkan, Goa. Now IMD in its latest bulletin said that there is a possibility of rain in the northwestern, central, eastern, northeastern and southern regions of India in the coming days.
IMD’s latest bulletin is also giving relief
- The weather forecasting agency has forecast fairly widespread to fairly widespread rain, snowfall, lightning and gusty winds at isolated places over the western Himalayan region with thunderstorms and gusty winds over plains of northwest India during next 5 days. Rain is predicted.
- IMD said that there is a possibility of hailstorm at different places of Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh till May 2. During the next 5 days, there may be hailstorm in Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi during May 1-2 and Rajasthan on May 3.
- Dust storm very likely at isolated places over West Rajasthan during May 3-4 with heavy rainfall over Himachal Pradesh and Jammu on May 1-2.
- IMD has predicted heavy rain for Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh on Monday. There is also a possibility of hailstorm at isolated places in Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada today itself.
- In South India, very heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely at isolated places over Karnataka, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu during next 4 days.
- In East India, IMD has forecast heavy rainfall at isolated places over Jharkhand, West Bengal and Sikkim on May 1, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim during May 2.
- In Northeast India, heavy rainfall is likely at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura during May 1-2. There will be rains in Assam and Meghalaya during May 1-4.
1) The thunderstorm activity over most parts of the country is likely to continue till 3rd May and reduce significantly thereafter from 4th May.
2) Widespread rainfall with thunderstorm/hailstorm activity and isolated heavy rainfall likely over:
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) April 30, 2023
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After all, why is the temperature falling due to rain across India?
- IMD has outlined five major reasons for rain in some parts of the country. According to…
- The cyclonic circulation in the form of a Western Disturbance lies over central Pakistan in the lower and upper troposphere levels.
- In the lower troposphere, a cyclonic circulation is over South Pakistan and adjoining West Rajasthan.
- One area of cyclonic circulation is over Southwest Uttar Pradesh and the other over South Chhattisgarh at the lower tropospheric level.
- In the lower tropospheric levels, the weather has changed due to a change in winds from East Vidarbha to the interior of Tamil Nadu.
- An active Western Disturbance is likely to affect Northwest India from the night of May 1.
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Pleasant April in Delhi: No heat wave, highest rainfall since 2017
- Due to frequent western disturbances, Delhi experienced cooler temperatures in April as compared to last year’s scorching heat. There was excess rainfall and below normal average maximum temperature was recorded.
- According to the India Meteorological Department, the city recorded an average maximum temperature of 35.32 °C in April, the highest for the month in 2020 and the lowest since 2015 (34.5 °C).
- The average maximum temperature of the city in April is recorded at 36.5 degree Celsius.
- The maximum temperature in the capital was recorded at 28.7 degree Celsius on Sunday. This was the lowest temperature in the month after April 4, 2015, when the mercury was recorded at 26 degrees Celsius.
- In early April, the IMD predicted above-normal temperatures for most parts of the country, except for some parts of northwest India.
- The Safdarjung Observatory, the primary weather station in the national capital, also did not record any heatwave day. Last year the city saw nine heatwave days in April, including four in the first 10 days. These were the highest in the month of April after 2010.
- According to Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s regional forecasting center, five western disturbances, including two strong ones, have kept the temperature under control in northwest India including Delhi.
- Usually three to four Western Disturbances are recorded over Delhi, which is one of the primary causes of rains in the pre-monsoon season i.e. March to May in North-West India in April.
- Delhi received 20.1 mm of rain in the month of April due to western disturbances, which is the highest since 26.9 mm recorded in 2017.
- Another Western Disturbance will start affecting the weather in the plains of North West from Monday.
- The IMD said on Friday that northwest India is likely to record below normal maximum temperature and fewer heatwave days in May.
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