By : Shrishti Mehra

IMD updates: Rainfall is forecast in northern India as cyclonic circulations develop, particularly in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand.

A wet spell with thunderstorms, lightning, and strong winds is expected to keep blistering heat at bay in East and Central India until May 14, and in South Peninsular India until May 16, according to the India Meteorological Department. According to the IMD, a Western Disturbance developing as a cyclonic circulation over north Pakistan, as well as other cyclonic circulations across West Uttar Pradesh and south Rajasthan, would bring rainfall to northern India.

Today, heavy rainfall is forecast in Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand, along with thunderstorms and gusty winds. This is anticipated to decrease following, with isolated activity expected on May 13 and 14.

Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Goa are anticipated to get variable amounts of rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds today. Rajasthan is predicted to experience a similar weather pattern over the following four days.

Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal, Kerala and Mahe, and Karnataka are expected to experience scattered to widespread rainfall, along with thunderstorms and strong winds. Some coastal areas are predicted to receive isolated heavy showers.

From May 12 to 15, sporadic to moderately widespread rainfall, thunderstorms, lightning, and squally winds (30-40 kmph) are forecast in northeastern states, followed by extensive rainfall from May 16 to 18.

Meanwhile, a second heat wave is forecast to hit Northwest India on May 16, causing soaring temperatures in vulnerable areas.

Maximum temperatures in Northwest India are likely to remain stable over the next 24 hours. However, in the coming days, temperatures are forecast to rise by roughly 3-5°C. Similarly, several portions of East India can expect a temperature increase of 2-4°C following two days of relative calm. Maharashtra and Karnataka, on the other hand, are expected to see some reprieve, with temperatures dropping by 2-4°C during the following three to four days.

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