These states will experience more rain and thunderstorms; Cyclone Mocha will make landfall in the Bay of Bengal
According to the India Meteorological Department's (IMD) forecast, most of India will continue to see rain and thunderstorm activity this week. A new period of rain, followed by lightning and strong gusts, is expected to start over northwest India, including the western Himalayan regions, and last through Sunday, according to the weather forecasting organisation.
It has been forecast that isolated areas of Punjab and Haryana may see heavy rain and hailstorms until May 7.
Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and parts of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands should expect heavy rain on May 7 and 8.
Cyclone Mocha, which is forecast to make landfall on the nation's eastern coast between May 7 and May 9, has also been forewarned by the weather service about developing in the southeast Bay of Bengal.
The weatherman has advised fishermen not to go into the southeast Bay of Bengal and surrounding areas starting on Sunday due to the potential emergence of a cyclonic storm.
Up till May 7, isolated areas of Punjab and Haryana are expected to see heavy rain and hailstorms.
Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and parts of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands are also anticipated to see heavy rain through May 5.
According to HR Biswas, Head & Scientist, MeT centre, Bhubaneswar, "Fishermen, small ships, boats, and trawlers are advised not to venture into southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbouring areas from May 7 onwards and into neighbouring central BoB from May 9 onwards."
Additionally, the IMD suggested limiting travel to, activities offshore, and shipping over, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands from May 8–11.
Although the IMD has not yet issued a warning specifically for Odisha, the government has already alerted the collectors of 18 coastal and neighbouring districts and the employees of 11 departments.
All areas vulnerable to cyclones are kept prepared. The NDRF, ODRAF, and other organisations, along with district administrations, are prepared for any scenario.