Here’s the weather outlook for the next two days

Thursday (August 18)

  • Heavy rainfall is likely over isolated places of Uttarakhand, southwest Rajasthan, Saurashtra, Kutch, Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Tamilnadu, Puducherry and Karaikal.
  • Thunderstorm accompanied by lightning is possible in isolated parts of Uttarakhand, East Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Kerala, Mahe, Tamilnadu, Puducherry and Karaikal.
  • Stray thunder is possible over the whole of Odisha and also along the Coromandel Coast and the mouth of Ganga.
  • In the morning, dense fog is possible over Trans Himalayas and the Western Himalayan Region.
  • Squally winds of 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph are likely over northwestern parts of the southwest Arabian Sea.

Friday (August 19)

  • Heavy to very heavy rainfall is forecast over isolated places of Odisha.
  • Heavy showers are likely in isolated parts of Himachal Pradesh,
  • Uttarakhand, East Uttar Pradesh, East Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya.
  • Thunderstorm accompanied by lightning is possible over some areas of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Marathwada, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Kerala, Mahe, Tamilnadu, Puducherry and Karaikal.
  • Stray thunder is possible over the whole of Odisha and also along the Coromandel Coast and the mouth of Ganga.
  • In the morning, dense fog is possible over Trans Himalayas and the Western Himalayan Region.

Forecast summary for the next five days

Rainfall accumulation forecast for the next three days from Thursday morning to Sunday morning (TWC Met Team)

Rainfall accumulation forecast for the next three days from Thursday morning to Sunday morning

(TWC Met Team)

Under the influence of a cyclonic circulation over south Myanmar and its neighbourhood, a low-pressure area has formed over the northeast and the adjoining areas of the east-central Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh-Myanmar coasts as of Thursday morning. The associated cyclonic circulation extends up to 7.6 km above mean sea level and is likely to move west- northwestwards and become more marked during the next 12 hours and concentrate into a depression in the subsequent 24 hours.

This system will produce isolated heavy rains accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning over Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, East Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Vidarbha over the weekend.

Meanwhile, the well-marked low-pressure area over southwest Rajasthan and adjoining southeast Pakistan and associated cyclonic circulation persist. It is very likely to continue to move west-northwestwards and concentrate into a depression over southeast Pakistan during the next 12 hours.

Fairly widespread to widespread light or moderate rainfall with isolated heavy falls, thunderstorms and lightning are very likely over East Rajasthan and the ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra on August 21 and 22.

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The western end of the monsoon trough is south of its normal position, is likely to remain so during the next 24 hours and shift gradually northwards thereafter. The eastern end of the monsoon trough is near the normal position.

The off-shore trough runs along south Gujarat and Maharashtra coasts at mean sea level.

As for the mercury level, both daytime and nighttime temperatures will be extreme or quite higher than normal over much of the Trans Himalayas and the western Himalayas, at least until the end of August.

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