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WEATHER | Sept 18, 2020:
Parts of the country were lashed by rains on Thursday, while dry and sultry weather continued to prevail in most of north India.
Rain lashed most places in West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) report said.
Many places in Vidarbha, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala too received rain, it said.
While a few places in Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Lakshadweep reported rainfall, isolated places in eastern Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Kutch in Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry too were lashed by rain.
According to the IMD, fairly widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls is very likely over Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Goa and parts of Maharashtra and Karnataka during the next two days.
Under the influence of likely formation of a low-pressure area over the northeast Bay of Bengal and the consequent strengthening of lower-level winds along the west coast; fairly widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls is likely over Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka and Kerala between September 19 to 21, the IMD said.
Meanwhile, a moderate thunderstorm with lightning is very likely at isolated places over southeast Rajasthan, eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Sikkim, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka during the next 12 hours, it said.
The report said that dry weather is likely to prevail in northwest India and there will be no significant change in temperatures in most parts of the country during the next three to four days.