NEW DELHI: India Meteorological Department (IMD) alerted that thunderstorm with lightning and gusty winds with speed up to 30-40 kmph at isolated places over Delhi, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad are very likely on Thursday.
Also, similar weather conditions are predicted over Andaman and Nicobar Islands where gusty wind blow with speed up to 40-50 kmph is very likely at isolated places. Thunderstorm with lightning is also expected at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha, Assam, Meghalaya, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Telangana, Kerala, Mahe, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal, later in the day on Thursday.
Besides, heavy rainfall is very likely at isolated places over east Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Odisha, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Assam and Meghalaya, said National Weather Forecasting Centre of IMD.
The IMD also predicted squally weather bringing winds with speed 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph over West central Bay of Bengal along and off Andhra Pradesh coast and warned that fishermen should not venture into the sea.
For the next two days, the IMD said, there is possibility of fairly widespread rainfall over most parts of Northeast, East India, Telangana and Islands; scattered to fairly widespread rainfall along the west coast and isolated to scattered rainfall likely over parts of Western Himalayan Region, East Uttar Pradesh, Central, West India and remaining parts of peninsular India.