Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal Kerala, and Mahe likely to witness isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall: IMD

New Delhi: The National Weather Forecasting Centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely over Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Karaikal on 12 and 13 and over Kerala and Mahe on 12 January 2021.

Under the influence of the cyclone neighborhood over Comorin area and neighborhood in lower tropospheric levels, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls and moderate thunderstorm and lightning very likely over Tamil Nadu Puducherry & Karaikal, Kerala & Mahe, and a Lakshadweep during next 2-3 days and a significant decrease in rainfall activity over these regions thereafter, said IMD.

Due to the prevalence e of dry north/north westerly winds, the minimum temperature very likely to be below normal the most parts of Northwest India during the next 4-5 days which are very likely to cause Cold Day/Severe Cold Day conditions at some parts of Punjab, Haryana,na, Chandigarh & Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand during next 3 days.

Cold Wave/Severe Cold Wave conditions at some parts are also very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and in isolated parts over Uttar Pradesh, north Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan during next 3 days. Ground Frost is also very likely in isolated pockets over south Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, and north Rajasthan during the next 2 days.

Dense to very dense fog conditions at isolated places very likely over Northwest India during the next 4-5 days.