Thunderstorm Accompanied with Squall/Hailstorm is likely at some Places of the Country over Next Three or Four Days
India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its bulletin has given information that thunderstorm accompanied with squall/hailstorm is likely at some places of the country over next three or four days. It says an intense western disturbance currently lying over Iran and neighbourhood would affect Indian sub-continent from 11th onwards. Various States and Regions likely to be affected on various days from tomorrow onwards till coming Monday are :
|Western Himalayan Region||Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand|
|Plains of northwest India||Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi , Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh|
|Central India||Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Vidarbha|
|East India||Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal|
|North East||Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram &Tripura|
|South India||Andhra Pradesh and Telangana|
Weather expectation as per the Reports by the IMD indicate that :
- Rain/snowfall at most places over western Himalayan region mainly from 11th to 13th.
- Rain/thundershowers at most/many places over plains of northwest India from 11th to 13th.
- Rain/thundershowers at few places over central India on 12th & 13th and over East India mainly on 13th to 15th.
- Rain/thundershowers at few places over north eastern States and in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on 14th.
IMD also issued Multi Hazard Weather Warnings as follows:
- Heavy rain/snowfall at one or two places over Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh from 11th to 13th. Thunderstorm accompanied with squall/hailstorm also likely at one or two places over Jammu Division, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
- Thunderstorm accompanied with strong winds and isolated hailstorm over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and West Uttar Pradesh from 11th to 13th, over West Rajasthan on 11th & 12th and over East Rajasthan & East Uttar Pradesh on 12th & 13th.
- Thunderstorm accompanied with strong winds and isolated hailstorm over Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha on 12th & 13th and over Chhattisgarh on 13th & 14th.
- Thunderstorm accompanied with squall/hailstorm at one or two places over Bihar, Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal on 13th-14th.
- Thunderstorm accompanied with squall/hailstorm at one or two places over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on 14th.
Advisory for Farmers is as follows:
o Maintain proper drainage channels
o Postpone irrigation
o Undertake harvesting of matured crops at the earliest
o Keep harvested produce in safer place
o Use hail nets/hail caps to protect from mechanical damage in orchards
o Keep animals indoor during Thunderstorm/hail hours