Weather Forecast Today, April 24, 2019: Thunderstorm hits Jammu, normal life disrupted, cyclone brewing in Bay of Bengal

Weather Today: The weather department has also forecasted widespread rainfall with isolated very heavy to extremely heavy rains are likely over Tamilnadu and adjoining Andhra Pradesh. (Source: IMD)

Weather Forecast Today: Normal life was disrupted in Jammu after a thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds hit the city on Wednesday. Strong winds uprooted trees and disrupted power supply in the city, PTI quoted officials as saying. The IMD weather forecast for today, April 24, said, thunderstorm accompanied with hail, gusty winds with speeds reaching 30-40 kmph) and lightning was observed at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, the gangetic West Bengal belt, Odisha and south interior Karnataka.

Heat wave conditions are likely in isolated pockets of West Rajasthan.

A low-pressure area was developed over the Bay of Bengal to the southeast of Sri Lanka by Thursday, which is expected to move northwest towards Tamil Nadu coast and intensify into a cyclonic storm by April 29, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

Last year in November, a severe cyclonic storm 'Gaja' crossed the Tamil Nadu coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranniyam with wind speeds gusting up to 120 kmph. (PTI)

However, the IMD has warned that this could result in very rough/high sea condition over the South Bay of Bengal and squally/gale force winds (70-80 kmph) along and off Tamil Nadu coast, southwest Bay of Bengal and Comorin area. Due to the cyclonic activity, moderate to heavy rain likely to occur over coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry 29th April onwards, Chennai MET department told ANI.

The weather department has also forecasted widespread rainfall with isolated very heavy to extremely heavy rains are likely over Tamil Nadu and adjoining Andhra Pradesh. Fairly widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls and squally winds are also likely over Kerala and coastal Karnataka, the IMD said.

Delhi weather

Delhiites woke up to a warm morning on Wednesday, with the minimum temperature settling at 27.1 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season’s average.

Humidity was recorded at 56 per cent.

The weatherman has forecast mainly clear skies with the possibility of them turning partly cloudy towards the afternoon. The maximum temperature is likely to settle around 40 degrees Celsius.

The national capital reeled under scorching heat on Tuesday, with the mercury crossing the 40 degree-mark for the first time this season.
The Safdarjung observatory, the recording of which is considered the official figure for the city, registered a maximum temperature of 40.3 degrees Celsius while the minimum was recorded at 22.2 degrees Celsius.

with PTI inputs