As the monsoon season continues its journey across India, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a comprehensive weather forecast and warning for various regions of the country. From September 18th to 22nd, different parts of India can expect a range of weather conditions, including rainfall, thunderstorms, lightning, and the possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall in some areas. In this article, we will delve into the IMD’s predictions for Central and West India, Northwest India, East India, and Northeast India.
Central & West India
Central and West India is set to experience a series of weather phenomena during this period. The IMD forecasts light to moderate fairly widespread to widespread rainfall and thunderstorms across the region. Particularly, on September 18th, West Madhya Pradesh and North Konkan are expected to witness isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall. Gujarat Region and South Rajasthan can anticipate these conditions on September 18th and 19th, while Saurashtra and Kutch will experience them from September 18th to 20th. Notably, an isolated extremely heavy rainfall event is likely over the Gujarat region on September 18th.
In Northwest India, including Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, the IMD predicts light to moderate fairly widespread to widespread rainfall and thunderstorms on September 18th. Additionally, isolated heavy falls are expected in these areas.
East India will also experience weather variations during this period. The IMD forecasts light to moderate fairly widespread to widespread rainfall, thunderstorms, and lightning. On September 18th, Andaman & Nicobar Islands will experience these conditions. Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim should brace for the weather from September 20th to 22nd. Gangetic West Bengal will see these conditions on September 19th and 20th, while Jharkhand will be affected on September 21st. Furthermore, Odisha is likely to experience these conditions from September 18th to 22nd. On September 21st, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim may encounter isolated very heavy rainfall.
Lastly, Northeast India is in the IMD’s forecast with light to moderate scattered to fairly widespread rainfall, thunderstorms, and isolated heavy rainfall activity. Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura can expect these conditions from September 18th to 22nd. Assam and Meghalaya will likely experience them during the same period. Arunachal Pradesh should be prepared for these conditions on September 20th and 22nd. Additionally, isolated very heavy rainfall events are expected in Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Manipur on September 20th and 22nd, and in Arunachal Pradesh on September 21st and 22nd.
Source: India Meteorological Department