Intense pre-monsoon showers are likely to be witnessed across the country in the next few days. Starting from the hills and plains of North India, eastern and north-eastern parts of the country will also receive widespread rain after a short break of two days. In coming days, thunderstorms with moderate intensity will be witnessed in the southern parts of the country as well. May 11 and 12 will be the rainiest with most parts of the country experiencing thunderstorms.
Back to back weather systems to affect northern hills and plains
A western disturbance combined with a cyclonic circulation will provide weather activity of varying intensity over Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, West UP, northern Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, and Delhi-NCR region. The hilly state, Jammu and Kashmir, is already receiving light precipitation, and rain over the next few days that will push temperatures below normal. To start with, dust storms with strong winds are likely in the plains of north India, followed by widespread rain. Delhi-NCR region is also expected to witness thunderstorms on May 11 and 12.
Rain to pick up in East and Northeast India
Pre-monsoon thunderstorm activity will gain momentum in the eastern and north-eastern parts of the country as well. The region has been witnessing rainfall since last week with reducing intensity. But from May 10, fairly widespread rain will pick up in these parts of the country as well. States like Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Odisha will experience violent thunderstorms due to seasonal Nor’westers.
Pre-monsoon activity to be observed in South India as well
Isolated and largely spot rainfall is being witnessed in the southern parts of the country. But peninsular India will experience pre-monsoon thunderstorms due to the combination of wind discontinuity and a cyclonic circulation that will emerge off the coast of Tamil Nadu. Later, this system will move inland and give rain over parts of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, and Rayalaseema, and Maharashtra. One may expect rainfall in several parts of South India.
While the system in North India will start to wither away around May 13, rain activity in South India will continue for a few more days. To sum it up, while May 11 and 12 are expected to be the rainiest in the country, thundershowers will be witnessed in several parts of the country prior to and after the aforementioned dates.
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