“Scattered to fairly widespread rainfall with isolated thunderstorm, lightning and gusty winds (speed reaching 40-50 kmph) very likely over Bihar, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal & Odisha during next 5 days”, according to ANI report.

ANI report based on information provided by Indian Meteorological Department(IMD) states that “isolated heavy rainfall very likely over sub-Himalayan regions in West Bengal and Sikkim on Monday; over Arunachal Pradesh on Monday and Tuesday.”

Some relief from the simmering heat expected as the IMD predicted an ‘abatement’ of heatwave conditions across most parts of the country. 

In a series of tweets, the Met Department said that thunderstorms and gusty winds are very likely to be witnessed over northwest India till Wednesday, over northeast till tomorrow and over eastern and southern peninsular India till Friday.

“Heatwave is over in most parts of India including Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and UP. Western disturbance is quite active. Temp will not rise for next 6-7 days. Northwest India has yellow alert for thunderstorms. Delhi to receive rainfall on May 3rd,” RK Jenamani, senior scientist, IMD, told ANI.

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