Guwahati: Ahead of Cyclone Yaas predicted to hit the East coast of India on May 26, the National Weather Forecasting Centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning bulletin for thunderstorm, lightning and rains for East and Northeast India over the next two days.
IMD said, thunderstorm with lightning and gusty wind (speed reaching 30-40 kmph) very likely at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Assam, Meghalaya, Gangetic West Bengal, Kerala, Mahe & Lakshadweep today.
Lightning at isolated places is also predicted over Bihar, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, among others.
Squally wind (speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph) likely to prevail over Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining South Andaman Sea, and fishermen are advised not to venture into these areas.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over Uttarakhand and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and heavy rainfall at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, West Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaika.
Also, for May 21, heavy rainfall is expected at isolated places very likely over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Andaman Nicobar Islands, Assam and Meghalaya.
Lightning at isolated places over Bihar, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Vidarbha, Assam and Meghalaya is also expected, said IMD.