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Monsoon Update: Rainfall and Thunderstorms in Multiple States

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As the monsoon season extends its presence over the Indian subcontinent, the Indian Meteorological Department has issued weather warnings for the next five days, with a focus on different regions across the country. Northwest India, South India, and East India are all anticipated to experience varying degrees of precipitation and thunderstorms.

Northwest India:

Residents of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, and North Rajasthan should be prepared for changes in weather conditions on the 17th of October. The region is expected to see light to moderate rainfall in many places, with the possibility of isolated thunderstorms and lightning at isolated spots. After the 17th, there is a forecast for a reduction in these weather conditions. In addition to the rain and storms, minimum temperatures are likely to drop by 2-4°C over the next two days.

South India:

The southern part of India, encompassing Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala, and Mahe, is also on alert for the 17th of October. Light to moderate rainfall is expected in many places, and there’s a possibility of isolated heavy rainfall, accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning. Residents should exercise caution, as heavy rainfall can lead to flooding and waterlogging, potentially causing disruptions in daily life.

East India:

The Andaman & Nicobar Islands, part of the eastern region, are expected to experience similar weather patterns. On the 17th and 18th of October, light to moderate rainfall is forecast at many places, along with isolated heavy rainfall. Thunderstorms and lightning are likely, so residents and visitors should stay updated on local weather advisories.

It’s essential for people living in these regions to keep a close watch on weather updates, follow safety guidelines, and be prepared for possible disruptions caused by adverse weather conditions. Heavy rainfall can lead to flash floods, landslides, and traffic disruptions, so it’s advisable to avoid unnecessary travel during such conditions and stay safe indoors.

For farmers and agriculture-dependent communities, these weather warnings provide a valuable heads-up to prepare and take necessary precautions to protect crops and livestock. Additionally, the cooler temperatures in Northwest India could have an impact on daily routines, so people are encouraged to dress warmly and take measures to stay comfortable.

Source: India Meteorological Department

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