The India Meteorological Department on Tuesday issued a yellow alert as it predicted thunderstorms in parts of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh till Thursday.

Isolated light or moderate rainfall with thunderstorms, lightning, gusty winds are likely occur over Maharashtra, Gujarat, east Rajasthan and west Madhya Pradesh between March 8 and March 10, IMD said on Twitter.

North central Maharashtra could witness isolated hailstorms on March 8 and March 9, the IMD added.

According to the Mumbai-based Regional Meteorological Centre, Palghar, Thane, Raigad and Ratnagiri could also experience thunderstorm activity, lightning, moderate rain and gusty storm over the next two days, The

Business Standard reported. Mumbai could likely witness light rain and thunderstorms over the next two days, the report added.

Warnings for severe weather conditions such as thunderstorms and heavy rainfall are provided by the IMD in colour-coded form. The different colours signify the intensity of the weather conditions in that specific area.

A yellow alert indicates severely bad weather. Authorities are requested to be updated about the weather conditions. People are expected to be aware of the potential impacts of changing weather.