As per the statement by the ministry, thunderstorm accompanied with squall and hail is likely in isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Bihar, and Uttarakhand, on Friday, while states of Uttar Pradesh, north Rajasthan, West Bengal, Sikkim, Jharkhand, Odisha, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Telangana, Karnataka, north Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala are very likely to experience thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds at isolated places.
On the other hand, heat wave conditions are very likely in one or two pockets over Vidharbha, as per the statement.
With strong winds expected to reach a speed of 25 to 35 kmph, gusting to 45 kmph with moderate to rough sea conditions along and off West Bengal Odisha coasts, the Ministry has advised fishermen to be cautious while venturing in to the sea along and off these coasts. The wind speed is expected to spike up to 40 to 50 kmph by Saturday.
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 West Coast and Lakshadweep area in the morning hours, where the fishermen are advised to be cautious while venturing into the sea.
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, and continue the next and the fishermen have been advised to be cautious while venturing into the sea along and off these areas.