There will be isolated heavy rainfall activity in some parts of South India by the beginning of next week, a fresh weather activity is forecast in the region for the next two days from 12-14 April.
A north-south trough from cyclonic circulation in southwest Madhya Pradesh and neighbourhood, a cyclonic circulation over the Kanyakumari region in Tamil Nadu, and the effect of winds on southern peninsular India is scheduled to affect the weather in South India.
Under the influence of these weather systems, scattered rain and thundershowers with gusty winds at 30-40 kmph will occur over Kerala and Tamil Nadu for the next two days.
Kerala is likely to receive some heavy rainfall between Monday and Wednesday. Coastal and north interior Karnataka are likely to receive some heavy showers on Tuesday and Wednesday.
In Kerala, some heavy rainfall will occur in the Idukki district on Monday and Wednesday, and in Wayanad on Wednesday. Meanwhile, light to moderate rain will occur in all other districts.
For Karnataka, the rain will cover most districts on Monday and Tuesday, and will expand its coverage and become widespread on Wednesday.
Rainfall and thunderstorms were recorded at isolated places in coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Telangana, coastal and north interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala and Mahe on Friday 9 April.
Since the start of the pre-monsoon season on 1 March, most parts of the South Indian states have received below-average rainfall. Between March 1 and April 9, Tamil Nadu (9.1 mm), Karnataka (4.2 mm), Andhra Pradesh (2.1 mm) and Telangana (0.9 mm) are deficient in rainfall. Kerala, 70.5 mm, is the only state in the region that has recorded above-average rainfall.