India Weather highlights: A heatwave seared Delhi on Friday before thundershowers and gusty winds brought some respite towards the evening. A fresh western disturbance will lead to rain and thunderstorms in northwest India starting Sunday. As a result, the maximum temperature in Delhi will drop to 37 degrees Celsius by Tuesday. Due to this no heatwave is likely for a week. The weather department has predicted the abetment of heatwave across the country from today.
At least 10 districts in Kerala will receive heavy rainfall on Saturday and Sunday with the IMD issuing a Yellow alert, while the Idukki district administration has opened the shutters of Kallarkutty and Pambla dams to release excess water. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued Yellow alert for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram and Kozhikode districts for today whereas Wayanad too has Yellow alert on May 22.
Widespread rainfall with gusty winds are very likely over Western Himalayan Region during the next 5 days, the India Meteorological Department said in its latest bulletin. Hailstorm is predicted over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh from today. Coastal and southern Karnataka and Kerala are likely to see extremely heavy rainfall on Saturday. Rainfall intensity in these regions is likely to reduce after Sunday.