According to the weather department, isolated places over Coastal Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal are likely to receive heavy rainfall on Wednesday, October 16. The Indian Meteorological Department further stated that a few areas over Lakshadweep and Kerala and Mahe are also likely to receive heavy downpour throughout the day. Thunderstorm accompanied by lightning very likely at isolated places over Karnataka, Kerala, Mahe, Lakshadweep and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal.
According to the IMD, the Southwest monsoon has further withdrawn from entire north Bay of Bengal, some parts of central Bay of Bengal, entire Odisha, Chhattisgarh, some parts of Coastal Andhra Pradesh, some more parts of Telangana, entire Vidarbha, Marathawada, some parts of North Interior Karnataka, most parts of Madhya Maharashtra, some more parts of Konkan, entire north Arabian Sea and some parts of central Arabian Sea.
Conditions are becoming favourable for further withdrawal of southwest monsoon from some more parts of central Bay of Bengal, some more parts of south India, remaining parts of west India and some more parts of central Arabian Sea during next 24 hours In Delhi, the sky will mainly be clear with the minimum and maximum temperatures hovering around 21 degrees Celsius and 35 degrees Celsius. However, in Mumbai, the sky will generally be cloudy with the temperature fluctuating between 24 degrees Celsius and 36 degrees Celsius.
IMD on Tuesday predicted thunderstorm in Odisha on October 17 and October 18. The state received about 7% more rainfall than normal this time, the IMD said. "The south-west Monsoon has further withdrawn from the remaining parts of Odisha and thus from entire Odisha on October 15," it said. There have been delayed monsoon withdrawal from Odisha in 1973, 1975 and 2010, the IMD said.
The department in its forecast said that light to moderate rain or thundershower is very likely to occur at one or two places in Koraput, Malkangiri, Gajapati, Ganjam, Bhadrak and Mayurbhanj districts on October 17. Rains are also likely in Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Bolangir, Bargarh, Sonepur, Sundergarh and Keonjhar districts on October 18, the forecast added.
(With ANI inputs)