The purpose of the present study is to investigate the existence of deterministic chaos in the time series of occurrence or non-occurrence of severe thunderstorms of the pre-monsoon season over the Northeastern part of India. Results from the current study reveal the existence of chaos in the relevant time series. The corresponding predictabilities are also computed quantitatively. The study recommends that the formulation of numerical weather prediction models for forecasting the occurrence of this high frequency meso-scale convective system must take into account the intrinsic chaos. © World Scientific Publishing Company.