Thunderstorms, heavy rainfall lash Kolkata, bring relief from severe heat | Watch
The IMD has warned that the capital city in Gangetic West Bengal is likely to witness increased thunderstorm and rainfall activity till 20 May.
West Bengal's capital city Kolkata witnessed strong gusty winds, followed by thunderstorms and extremely heavy rainfall on Monday afternoon, in what seems like was brought about as the aftermath of Cyclone Mocha, that made landfall in Myanmar and Bangladesh coasts on Sunday afternoon.
IMD rainfall forecast for rest of India
-Rainfall very likely over Northeast India during next 5 days.
-Heavy rainfall very likely at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh on 15 and 16 May
-Heavy rainfall will also occur over Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura during 15 to 19 May.
-Very heavy falls also likely over Assam, Meghalaya on 16, 18 and 19 May
-Dust storm very likely in isolated pockets over Rajasthan during 15-18 and over Punjab, Haryana on 15 May, 2023.
The IMD has said that heavy rainfall spell will prevail over northeastern states during next 5 days.
IMD Heatwave warning
-Maximum temperatures are very likely to rise by 2-3°C over many parts of Maharashtra from 17 May and no significant change over rest parts of India.
-Heat wave conditions in isolated pockets is very likely over Vidarbha on 15 May,
-Heatwave will also prevail over Odisha during 15 to 17 May, and over Gangetic West Bengal on 16 May, and over Coastal Andhra Pradesh on 15 and 16 May.
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