Weather today (20 May): Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh for widespread rains, hailstorms; Heat waves in Lash West Rajasthan | The Weather Channel – Articles from The Weather Channel

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

Friday (May 20)

  • Heavy rains are likely in parts of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Coastal Karnataka, Kerala and Mahé.
  • Widespread rains and thunderstorms are expected over Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Karnataka, Kerala, Mahé and Lakshadweep.
  • Fairly widespread rain/snow is possible over Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, with a risk of hail and thunderstorms.
  • Fairly widespread showers and thunderstorms are forecast for Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Scattered rain/snow is forecast for Himachal Pradesh, with a risk of hail and thunderstorms.
  • Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely over Bihar and Andhra Pradesh.
  • Isolated rains are possible over Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab,
  • Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu, with a risk of thunderstorms.
  • Dust storms are possible over Uttar Pradesh.
  • Heat waves to severe heatwave conditions are likely in parts of western Rajasthan. Heatwave conditions are also forecast in parts of eastern Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, southern Punjab, southern Haryana and Madhya Pradesh.
  • Maximum temperatures above 45°C are expected in isolated locations in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chd & Delhi, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Maximum temperatures above 40°C are expected in isolated locations in Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.

Saturday (May 21)

  • Heavy rains are likely in parts of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim.
  • Widespread rains and thunderstorms are likely over Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Coastal Karnataka, Kerala , Mahé and Lakshadweep.
  • Fairly widespread rain/snow is possible over Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, with a risk of hail and thunderstorms.
  • Fairly widespread showers and thunderstorms are forecast over Arunachal Pradesh and southern interior Karnataka.
  • Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected over Gangetic West Bengal, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and northern interior Karnataka.
  • Isolated rains are likely over Odisha, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab, Maharashtra, West Rajasthan, East Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu, with a risk of thunderstorms.
  • Dust storms are possible over Rajasthan.
  • Maximum temperature above 45°C is expected in isolated locations in western Rajasthan. Maximum temperatures above 40°C are likely in isolated locations in Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, East Rajasthan, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh .

Summary of the forecast for the next five days:

Rainfall accumulation over five days from Friday to Tuesday.  (TWC Met Team)

Rainfall accumulation over five days from Friday to Tuesday.

(TWC Met Team)

The “southwest monsoon” is expected to spread across the central and southern Bay of Bengal and parts of the Arabian Sea throughout this weekend. Widespread rain and thunderstorms are likely over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, with 40 to 60 mm/day locally during this period.

Under the influence of strong moist southwesterly winds from the Bay of Bengal, widespread rains and thunderstorms are expected to persist over northeast India during this period. Rainfall amounts will generally be 30 to 50 mm/day and more locally over these areas until Saturday, while rainfall activity will decrease somewhat from Sunday.

To the south, a cyclonic circulation around Tamil Nadu is expected to remain nearly stagnant, producing continuous rainfall across southern peninsular India during this period. Rainfall amounts will exceed 50mm on the Karnataka and Kerala-Mahe coast on Friday, while its activity will decrease from Sunday.

Meanwhile, a western disturbance will affect the western Himalayan region. Rain/snow with a risk of thunderstorms and hail is likely over Jammu-Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand during this period, intensifying throughout this weekend -end.

As for mercury levels, maximum temperatures are expected to be below average in south, east and northeast India and near normal or slightly above normal in other regions. Friday, while also below average in the northeast. West and Central India from Saturday. The heat wave conditions will ease from Saturday.

Overnight lows will be below average in the south and near normal or above normal in other areas through Sunday, while also below average in northern and central India from of Monday.

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