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Weather Alert: Rain and Thunderstorms Forecast for India – 19th to 23rd October

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The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a weather alert for the regions of north Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam and coastal Odisha, forecasting light to moderate rainfall in isolated or some parts, with isolated heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning on the 23rd of October. While this might bring much-needed relief from the scorching sun, it is essential for residents and travelers in these areas to stay informed and take necessary precautions.

Rainfall and Thunderstorms in Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Odisha

On the 23rd of October, the weather in north Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam, and coastal Odisha is expected to be characterized by light to moderate rainfall. However, certain areas may experience isolated heavy rainfall along with thunderstorms and lightning. The combination of rainfall and electrical storms can pose various challenges, including waterlogging, transportation disruptions, and electrical hazards. Therefore, residents are advised to keep a close watch on weather updates and be prepared.

Rest of the Country to Remain Unaffected

For the rest of the country, there are no significant weather changes expected over the next five days. It is essential to note that while some regions may experience inclement weather, others may enjoy more stable conditions. Therefore, it is crucial for everyone to remain updated with local weather forecasts to plan their activities accordingly.

Low-Pressure Area in the Arabian Sea – Wind Warnings

The weather alert also includes wind warnings associated with a Low-Pressure Area over the Southeast and adjoining East central Arabian Sea. These warnings are as follows:

Lakshadweep Area: Squally weather with wind speeds reaching 35-45 kmph, gusting to 55 kmph is very likely on 19th October, becoming squally with wind speeds reaching 40-50 kmph, gusting to 60 kmph on 20th October, and gradually decreasing thereafter.

Southeast Arabian Sea: Squally weather with wind speeds reaching 35-45 kmph, gusting to 55 kmph is expected on 19th October. It is likely to gradually increase, becoming squally with wind speeds reaching 40-50 kmph, gusting to 60 kmph on the 20th and 45-55 kmph, and gusting to 65 kmph on the 21st of October. The winds will decrease gradually thereafter.

East-central Arabian Sea: Squally weather with wind speeds reaching 35-45 kmph, gusting to 55 kmph is very likely on 19th October, becoming squally with wind speeds reaching 40-50 kmph, gusting to 60 kmph on 20th October. It is likely to gradually increase, becoming 45-55 kmph, gusting to 65 kmph on the 21st and 50-60 kmph, and gusting to 70 kmph on the 22nd & 23rd of October.

Westcentral Arabian Sea: Squally weather with wind speeds reaching 35-45 kmph, gusting to 55 kmph is very likely on 19th October, becoming squally with wind speeds reaching 40-50 kmph, gusting to 60 kmph on 20th October. It is likely to gradually increase, becoming 45-55 kmph, gusting to 65 kmph on the 21st and 50-60 kmph, gusting to 70 kmph on the 22nd & 23rd of October.

Adjoining Southwest Arabian Sea: Squally wind speeds reaching 40-50 kmph, gusting to 60 kmph on 20th October are expected. It is likely to gradually increase, becoming 45-55 kmph, gusting to 65 kmph from 21st to 23rd October.

Fishermen Warnings

In light of the anticipated weather conditions, fishermen have been issued advisories not to venture into specific areas:

  • Lakshadweep Area on 19th and 20th October.
  • South-east Arabian Sea on 19th and 20th October.
  • Eastcentral Arabian Sea from 19th to 22nd October.
  • West-central Arabian Sea from 19th October onwards.
  • Southwest Arabian Sea from 20th to 23rd October.

Fishermen currently out at sea are strongly advised to return to the coast by 19th October to ensure their safety.

As weather conditions can change rapidly, it is crucial for residents, travelers, and fishermen in these regions to stay updated with the latest weather forecasts, heed warnings, and advisories, and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety during this period of unpredictable weather.

Source: India Meteorological Department

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