Monsoon updates: IMD issues warning of heavy rain, thunderstorms in several states
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued a warning of heavy rain and thunderstorm in several parts of the country.
"Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds and lightning very likely at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, UP, Uttarakhand, MP, Chhattisgarh,Vidarbha, Konkan and Goa, central Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, interior Karnataka and coastal Andhra Pradesh," ANI quoted an IMD weather warning as stating.
"Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Telangana, Rayalaseema, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Kerala," it added.
The satellite image released by the IMD which shows position of clouds over several parts of India, Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean.
Hot weather conditions will prevail over north and central India and warm conditions are very likely in a few areas of Madhya Pradesh, the Met Department had earlier said.
According to the IMD's prediction on distribution of rainfall this monsoon, the central India will get 'normal' rainfall but the southern Peninsula - Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry - may get 'below normal' rainfall.
The north-east India is expected to get least rainfall (below normal) during the period.
The monthly rainfall over the country as whole is likely to be 101% of its Long Period Average (LPA) during July, and 94% of the LPA during August - both with a model error of plus or minus 9%.
IMD's satellite image which shows prevailing weather conditions over sub-continent, Indian ocean region uptill Australia.
Anything between 90%-96% of the LPA is considered "below normal" while rainfall in the range of 96%-104% of the LPA is considered "normal."
Also, rainfall is considered "deficient" if it ranges below 90% of the LPA, and "above normal" if it falls between 104%-110% cent of the LPA. Above 110% of the LPA is considered "excess" rainfall.