New Delhi: The Southwest Monsoon is likely to reach the national capital between June 25 and 30 and a fresh wave of heat wave is likely from May 19, the India Meteorological Department said on Tuesday.
According to the agency, conditions are favourable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon towards more parts of South Bay of Bengal. It will cover the entire Andaman Sea and Andaman Islands and some parts of east central Bay of Bengal in the next two days.
An IMD bulletin said: “Due to strong cross equatorial flow from Bay of Bengal to Andaman Sea in lower tropospheric levels; widespread rainfall is very likely over Andaman and Nicobar Islands during the next five days.”
“Squally weather with wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph to 60 kmph likely over Andaman Sea, southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining central Bay of Bengal during next three days,” it said.
The agency predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall over Kerala, coastal and south interior Karnataka, Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh during next three days. The IMD said a fresh Western Disturbance would affect the Western Himalayan region from May 19.
“Scattered to fairly widespread light/moderate rainfall with isolated thunderstorm/lightning/gusty winds and hailstorm very likely over Jammu-Kashmir during May 19-21 and over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on May 20 and 21."
IMD said a fresh spell of heat wave conditions were likely over northwest and central India from May 19. (UNI)