Weather today (October 17): Karnataka, Coastal Andhra, Yanam, Lakshadweep In for widespread rain and thunderstorms

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Here is the weather forecast for India:

Monday (October 17)

  • Widespread rains accompanied by thunderstorms are likely over northern interior Karnataka and Lakshadweep.
  • Fairly widespread rainfall with thunderstorms is expected on the Andhra Pradesh coast, Yanam and the Karnataka coast.
  • Scattered showers with thunderstorms are possible over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Marathawada, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Rayalaseema and Telangana.
  • Isolated rainfall with a risk of lightning is forecast over the state of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Odisha, Jharkhand and Gujarat.

Tuesday (October 18)

  • Widespread rains accompanied by thunderstorms have been forecast over the southern interior of Karnataka.
  • Fairly widespread rains with thunderstorms are forecast for the Andhra Pradesh coast, Yanam and the northern Karnataka coast and interior.
  • Scattered rains accompanied by thunderstorms are expected over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Marathawada, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Rayalaseema and Telangana.
  • Isolated rainfall with a risk of lightning is likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Gujarat region.
  • Some snow may be possible in the high altitude regions of Ladakh.
  • Dense fog is possible in remote parts of central India early in the morning.

National 5-day forecast

Rainfall accumulation over 3 days from Monday to Thursday

(TWC Met Team)

A cyclonic circulation (CC) over the southeast Bay of Bengal abutting the Kerala coast is likely to move slowly westward. Meanwhile, a new CC is expected to form over the northern Andaman Sea around Tuesday, then become a low pressure area (LPA) around Thursday.

Under the influence of the above system, heavy rains (≧65mm/day) are possible in parts of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Karaikal, Kerala, Mahé and Lakshadweep during for the next five days. Similar conditions are also expected over western Maharashtra and southern interior Karnataka on Monday, and heavy showers (≧115mm/day) are expected in isolated locations in Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Karaikal, Kerala and Mahé, especially on Thursday.

Due to the above system, the retreat of the southwest monsoon is delayed about ten days from normal. Additionally, a new Western Disturbance (WD) is likely to affect the western Himalayan region from Tuesday evening.

As for mercury levels, maximum temperatures are expected to be below normal in northern, central and remote parts of southern India during this period, while slightly above normal on the coast. western south India and north eastern India. A warmer trend is expected for overnight lows across the country, except for western Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat state and its adjoining regions.

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