Extended fog, poor rain setback for N-W

With considerably less than ten times to go before the winter season season presents in to pre-monsoon (from March 1), prolonged dense to quite dense fog above North-West India (Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi) has baffled the India Meteorological Department (IMD) even whilst it experienced precisely predicted the breakout of unseasonal thunderstorms above the central and southern pieces of the country.

A different abnormal pattern is the battery of humidity-laden western disturbances streaming in and warming up the environment above North India. The frigid situations of January and early February connected with a La Nina year have suddenly ceased to exist, whilst far more western disturbances are envisioned to cross in from the border ideal until the conclusion of the month as per IMD projections.

Yet an additional pattern has been the absence of rain above essential for the health and fitness of the standing Rabi crop in the area. By now, the 2020 monsoon (June-September) has proved deficient above Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi. October, as well, yielded rarely something for the entire North and North-West India. November was moderately good, but December experienced dissatisfied.

As for the period from January 1 until day (February 19), entire North-West India is in considerable deficit and there is no significant precipitation event remaining forecast for the area, the IMD said. This is even as pieces of Central and Peninsular India may well get thundershowers until finally the month conclusion, as per world wide forecasts.

Thundershowers for South

The IMD said that rainfall occurred at quite a few destinations above Lakshadweep spot all through the 24 hrs ending on Friday early morning at a number of destinations above coastal Karnataka and South Interior Karnataka and at isolated destinations above Tamil Nadu, Kerala, North inside Karnataka, Rayalaseema and Telangana as component of the ongoing abnormal pattern of thunderstorms lining up above the area.


The Regional Satisfied Centre, Chennai, said that thunderstorms with lightning could split out on Saturday above Tamil Nadu, Kerala, South Interior Karnataka, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema. On Sunday, thunderstorms and lightning will be confined to isolated destinations above South Interior Karnataka.

Light-weight to average rainfall, thunderstorm, lightning and hail are forecast at isolated/scattered destinations above Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada until Saturday, whilst isolated thunderstorms and lightning are forecast above Konkan, Goa, North Interior Karnataka, Vidarbha and South Chhattisgarh.