IMD Predicts Rainfall, Thunderstorms in MP and CG
NEW DELHI: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted possible light to moderate rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms and hailstorms over South, Central, East, and northeast India from 15th March to 17th March. These states include Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, etc.
As per the notice scattered lightning and moderate rainfall with thunderstorms might be expected in over north interior Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal, and Jharkhand during 15th-17th March. Isolated hailstorm activity is likely over Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh and Telangana on 16th & 17th.
Maximum temperature in MP has remained significantly normal so far. As of 12 March, 15 cities recorded temp around 34 degrees celsius or above. At 35.8 degree Celsius, Khargone and Dhar recorded the highest day temperature in the state.
Last week, unseasonal rains, thunder squalls, and hailstorms damaged crops extensively in Madhya Pradesh. Spurred by the presence of a western disturbance over south Rajasthan and a trough line extending from Goa to Chhattisgarh, many parts of Madhya Pradesh witnessed high-speed winds, thunderstorms, rainfall, and hailstorm.