Weather today (September 18): Very heavy rains may affect Gujarat
Here is the weather forecast for India:
Monday (September 18)
- Extremely heavy rains may affect Gujarat region.
- Heavy rains may continue across Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, western Madhya Pradesh, Konkan Goa, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Odisha.
- Widespread rain and thunderstorms are likely over Andaman-Nicobar Islands and coastal Karnataka.
- Fairly widespread rain may fall over the Ganges in West Bengal, south interior Karnataka, Kerala Mahe and Lakshadweep.
- Scattered rain with thunderstorms is likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Saurashtra Kutch, Madhya Maharashtra, Vidarbha, Chattisgarh, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal.
- Scattered rain with thunderstorms is likely over Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab, Jammu Kashmir, Ladakh, Marathwada, Telangana, Rayalaseema and interior North Karnataka.
Tuesday (September 19)
- Very heavy rains are expected in parts of western Rajasthan and Gujarat region.
- Heavy rains are likely in parts of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Gangik, West Bengal and Odisha.
- Fairly widespread rainfall with thunderstorms is expected across Andaman-Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand, Konkan-Goa, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Coastal Karnataka and Kerala-Mahe.
- Scattered rain with thunderstorms is likely over the Himalayan region of West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Western Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Saurashtra Kutch, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Rayalaseema, Interior Karnataka and Lakshadweep.
- Scattered rain with thunderstorms is likely over Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, Ladakh, eastern Rajasthan, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal.
5-day forecast nationwide
A low pressure area associated with a large-scale cyclonic circulation is located over south Rajasthan and adjoining areas from Monday. This system will move westward slowly and remain in Gujarat to produce heavy rains across western Madhya Pradesh and northern Konkan on September 18-19, and in Rajasthan and Gujarat till September 20. Gujarat will be the worst affected state with extremely heavy rainfall of 200 mm on Monday.
Widespread light to moderate rains and thunderstorms along with isolated heavy falls are very likely over Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh on September 18.
Another cyclone developing off eastern Odisha will move westward slowly before entering Odisha on Thursday. This cyclonic circulation and combined troughs will produce widespread heavy rainfall across Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim on September 20-22, Gangetic West Bengal on September 19-20, Jharkhand on September 21, Odisha, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Manipur. And Mizoram. and Tripura from September 18 to 22, and to Arunachal Pradesh on September 20 and 22. Very heavy rainfall is very likely in the sub-Himalayan region of West Bengal and Sikkim on September 21.
Maximum temperatures will be well below normal across northern India and higher than normal across southern India during this forecast period. Below normal levels will occur across eastern India and adjoining areas from Thursday onwards.
Minimum temperatures will be higher than normal across India during this period.
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