Met warns of extreme weather conditions in most parts of the country

 The weather bureau has warned of extreme weather conditions across the country, with Thunderstorm accompanied by squall and hail and gusty winds in many place in the north and the east and heat wave conditions in some northern parts of the country over the next few days.

It has also alerted fishermen of rough sea conditions along and off West Bengal-­Odisha coasts as well as the west coast.
The Met office has warned of thunderstorm accompanied with squall and hail in isolated places over Sub-­Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim and possibly in isolated places of Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal.
Thunderstorms accompanied with gusty winds are very likely at isolated places over Odisha, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, South Chhattisgarh and Kerala, according to the weather office.
Heavy rain is also very likely at isolated places over south Assam and Meghalaya and Mizoram and Tripura, it said.
The weather office also warned of strong winds with speed occasionally reaching 40­-50 kmph with moderate to rough sea conditions along and off West Bengal-­Odisha coasts and has advised fishermen not to venture into the sea along and off these coasts.
“Based on the forecast generated by INCOIS, moderate to rough sea conditions are very likely to prevail along the West coast of India and rough to very rough over southern parts of the West Coast and Lakshadweep area in the morning hours. Fishermen are advised to be cautious while venturing into the sea along and off these areas.
For tomorrow (22 April) the Met has warned of thunderstorm accompanied by squall and hail at isolated places over Sub-­Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim as also in isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal.
In isolated places over Telangana, Tamilnadu, interior Karnataka and Kerala, the Met said thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds are likely.
“Based on the forecast generated by INCOIS, moderate to rough sea conditions are very likely to prevail along and off the West Coast of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Fishermen are advised to be cautious while venturing into the Sea along and off these areas.”
Met said the heat wave conditions are likely to prevail in some parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on the following day, ie, Monday.
“Based on the forecast generated by INCOIS, rough to very rough sea conditions are likely to prevail along and off the West Coast of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the Sea along and off these areas,” the Met release said.
On Thursday (24 April), the Met said thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds is likely at isolated places over Telangana.
Heat wave conditions are likely to prevail in some parts of Jammu and Kashmir Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, it added.