Delhi Rain: Rain with thunderstorm in Delhi-NCR, many flights canceled, IMD issues Thunderstorm and rain alert in these states for the next 2 days

Publish Date: 23 May, 2022 |

The mood of the country's first monsoon season has abruptly changed. Today, many states in North India have issued rain warnings due to strong thunderstorms. Storms and rain have caused extensive damage in the national capital of Delhi. Many trees were uprooted and fell in the Delhi NCR as a result of this dangerous storm. The wind's speed has also obstructed traffic. Many flights have been cancelled at Delhi International Airport due to thunderstorms.

For the next 24 hours, the Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert. In addition, thunderstorms, rain, hail, and lightning are possible in UP, Bihar, MP, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, and Jharkhand over the next two days. 

According to IMD Meteorologist RK Jenamani, there was a moderate thunderstorm with wind speeds of 50-70 kmph in Delhi NCR today. Aside from Delhi, a large area of North-West India has experienced a temperature drop of 8-12 degrees Celsius due to thunderstorms. There will be no heat wave in Delhi until the 28th of May. According to him, this is the first time in this season that such a drop in temperature has been recorded. The orange alert remains in effect for Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand until tomorrow. 

Why did the weather abruptly change prior to the monsoon? Will it rain in which states? How will the weather be for the next two days across the country? Here are all the details. 

Reason of Sudden Weather Change in Delhi

According to Skymet Weather, The Western Disturbance is over North Pakistan and adjoining parts of Jammu and Kashmir is considered to be the cause of the sudden change in weather.  A Cyclonic Circulation is still present over Northeast Rajasthan and surrounding regions. From Northeast Rajasthan to Meghalaya, a trough is running through East Assam, Bihar, and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal. Rayalaseema is experiencing a cyclonic circulation.

Rain Predictions in these districts of UP

The Meteorological Department predicts rain with isolated thunderstorms in Uttar Pradesh on May 23 in Siddharthnagar, Sant Kabir, Kushinagar, Deoria, Gorakhpur and Ghaziabad, Meerut, Bulandshahr, Moradabad, Saharanpur, Shamli, and Muzaffarnagar. Since the morning, many districts have been cloudy. In the morning, there was light rain and strong winds in some areas.

Heavy rain expected in these districts of Bihar

In Bihar, the weather pattern has abruptly changed. People who have been suffering from the summer heat have found relief. According to the Meteorological Department, their is the possibility of rain and thunderstorms. in Bihar's East Champaran, Darbhanga, West Champaran, Muzaffarpur, Begusarai, Gopalganj, Sheohar, Sitamarhi, Vaishali, Samastipur, Madhubani, Supaul, Madhepura, Araria, Saharsa, Kishanganj, Purnia, Katihar, Bhagalpur, and Banka today.  

Heavy rain expected in Uttarakhand

This morning, it rained heavily in many parts of Uttarakhand. At the same time, the snow fall on the Yamunotri Dham peaks is becoming cold. On the other hand, light rain has been dropping in Srinagar and surrounding areas since the night. The torrential rains that began last night have made the weather in New Tehri and surrounding areas cooler. Rain has made the weather more pleasant. At the same time, the forest fires have died down.

Rain and  strong winds predicted in Madhya Pradesh

The Meteorologist predicts drizzle beginning today in the Madhya Pradesh divisions of Gwalior, Chambal, Rewa, Sagar, Shahdol, and Jabalpur. In the next two to three days, pre-monsoon showers are expected in the divisions of Bhopal, Ujjain, Indore, and Narmadapuram. Wind speeds of up to 44 kilometres per hour are possible in Bhopal.


Rain with strong thunderstorm in Rajasthan

Rain with strong thunderstorms is predicted in many districts of Rajasthan over the next 24 hours. According to the Meteorological Department, the new Western Disturbance will have the greatest impact in Rajasthan in the cities of Jaipur, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bundi, Bara, Dholpur, Dausa, Karauli, Sawai Madhopur, Tonk, Kota, Churu, Nagaur, Sri Ganganagar, Pali, Bikaner, and Jodhpur.

Possibility of Flood in these five states

Rain has caused a flood-like situation in some states across the country including  Assam, Karnataka, Kerala, Meghalaya, and Manipur.   Water logging has occurred in many places in these states as a result of heavy rains. People are having difficulty leaving the house. Due to strong cyclonic winds blowing from the Arabian Sea, Kerala and Karnataka are receiving torrential rains.

Monsoon to reach Kerala next week

According to the IMD, the southwest monsoon is expected to arrive in Kerala early next week. During the next two days, the department predicts light to moderate rain in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam-Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura.


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