Lok Sabha Phase 4 polls underway; IMD says no heatwave forecast, predicts rain, hailstorm in THESE states today

Weather today: Election Commission assured normal to below normal temperatures for polling day. IMD issued orange alert for hailstorm in certain regions.

Written By Karishma Pranav Bhavsar
Updated13 May 2024, 09:58 AM IST
Weather today: IMD has predicted wet spell accompanied with thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds
Weather today: IMD has predicted wet spell accompanied with thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds

As Phase 4 polling for the Lok Sabha Election 2024 is underway, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that there are no heatwave concerns, instead predicting a wet spell with thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds over East and Central India until May 14 and over South Peninsular India until May 16. 

However, the weather department has predicted a heatwave over West Rajasthan, West Uttar Pradesh, and South Haryana on May 16.

The Election Commission of India said, “The weather forecast indicates that the Parliamentary Constituencies going for polls are likely to experience normal to below normal temperatures ( -2 degrees) and there will be no heat wave-like conditions in these areas on the polling day. However, for the convenience of voters, meticulous arrangements have been made at all polling stations, including facilities like water, shamiyana and fans.”

IMD's orange alert for hailstorm

The weather department has predicted hailstorm along with gusty winds of 40-50 kmph likely over isolated pockets of East Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, and Chhattisgarh and with squalls of 50-60 kmph over Madhya Maharashtra and West Madhya Pradesh on May 13. Moreover, dust storms or thunderstorms with gusty winds of 30-40 kmph have been predicted over East Rajasthan and East Uttar Pradesh on 13th May.

IMD rainfall prediction

-Scattered to Fairly widespread light to moderate rainfall, accompanied by thunderstorms, lightning and squally winds of 40-50 kmph has been predicted over Vidarbha, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, and the Gujarat region on May 13. Scattered light to moderate rainfall, along with thunderstorm, lightning and squally winds of 40-60 kmph, has been predicted over Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh during the next four days. 

-Heavy rainfall is expected in isolated areas of Konkan, Goa, and Madhya Maharashtra on May 13 and 14.

-Over the next six days, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands are likely to expect light to moderate rainfall along with thunderstorms, lightning, and squally winds. Odisha will experience these conditions from May 12 to May 15, while Gangetic West Bengal can expect rains on May 13.

-The weather department has predicted light to moderate rainfall with thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds in Bihar and Jharkhand from May 12 to May 14.

-Isolated heavy rainfall is expected in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala, and Mahe from May 12 to May 16. Interior Karnataka can expect heavy rainfall on May 12 and 13, while coastal Karnataka may experience heavy rainfall on May 12, 13, and 16.

-In North East India, scattered to fairly widespread light to moderate rainfall, along with thunderstorms, lightning, and squally winds, is predicted over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura from May 12 to May 15, with the likelihood of increased rainfall from May 16 to May 18.

-Heavy rains have been predicted over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya on 16 May.

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First Published:13 May 2024, 09:58 AM IST
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