Hailstorms likely to occur in parts of Northeast India predicts IMD

Hailstorms likely to occur in parts of Northeast India predicts IMD

NORTHEAST | March 17, 2018:

Hailstorms are likely to occur in parts of Northeast India, especially in and around Nagaland.

A K Srivastava, Head Director Climate Monitoring and Analysis group of Indian Meteorological Department explained that moist air coming from Bay of Bengal towards Northeast states, that have Himalayan ranges running in east-west direction, help in lifting moist air towards the sky.

 The hailstorm activity takes place because of the formation of tall vertical clouds which have heights up to 16 kilometers. Formation of such high cumunolimbus clouds often leads to thunderstorms and hailstorms. The areas where moist air meets dry air are conducive for the formation of hails.
A K Srivastava predicted that thunderstorms accompanied with gusty winds and hail storms will occur at isolated places over Assam, Megalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.

He also predicted hailstorm activity in isolated parts of Northeast states to continue on March 17.

Thunderstorms accompanied with gusty winds are likely to occur at isolated places over West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, coastal Andhra, Telangana, Rayalaseema, interior Tamil Nadu and interior Karnataka.

Cloudy weather over most parts of the country, excluding North-West states, is also likely due to the wind pattern and low pressure. Scattered rains too might take place in parts of the country.

Source: India Today

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