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Hailstorms over Odisha, West Bengal & Sikkim and Uttarakhand

During the week, (19-25 April 2018) rainfall was excess over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Coastal Karnataka and South Interior Karnataka.
    The last week’s Western Disturbance as a feeble cyclonic circulation over Jammu & Kashmir & neighboring areas on 19th moved away east-notheastwards and the other western disturbance as an upper air cyclonic circulation extending up to 3.1 Km above mean sea level over Western parts of Afghanistan & neighboring areas passed through the Western Himalayan Region and moved away east-northeastwards and caused rain/snow at many places over Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh between 0830 hours IST of 18th and 0830 hours IST of 21st and at one/two places for another two days and at isolated places over Uttarakhand between 0830 hours IST of 19th and 0830 hours IST of 21st. Hailstorms also occurred at isolated places in Uttarakhand on 20th April.and rain/thundershowers occurred over Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh on one/two days in the first half of the week.
    An east-west trough ran from eastern Bihar to southern Assam across Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and a cyclonic circulation formed over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and adjoining Assam.
    Due to both the systems rain/thundershowers occurred at many places over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and Northeastern States on most of the days of the week with heavy rainfall occurring on one/two days of the week.
    The north-south wind discontinuity from Madhya Pradesh to southern Tamil Nadu at 0.9 km above mean sea level moved westwards and caused isolated rain/thundershowers over the southern Peninsula on most of the days of the week, with heavy rain at one/two places over Tamil Nadu & Puducherry and Kerala on one/two days of the week.
    The east-west trough from Bihar to Manipur caused rainfall over Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha on most of the days of the week.
    The trough of low at mean sea level over Equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal moved westwards to Arabian Sea caused scattered to isolated rainfall over the Southern Peninsula.
    A north-south wind discontinuity from north Madhya Maharashtra to interior Tamil Nadu across interior Karnataka caused light rainfall over Central India, Maharashtra and Goa on two to three days of the week.
    Rainfall also occurred at a few places over the southern Peninsula, Central India and on many days of the week and over the plains of northwest India on a few days of the week.
    Thunderstorms occurred at a few/one/two places over Northeastern States and the southern Peninsula on many days of the week and on two/three days of the week over the rest of the country except Gujarat State where it occurred on one day only.
    The feeble Western Disturbance as an upper air cyclonic circulation laid over north Pakistan & adjoining Jammu & Kashmir.
    Another Western Disturbance as an upper air cyclonic circulation laid over Iran and neighboring areas.
HAIL STORMS AND THUNDERSQUALLS:
    Hailstorms occurred at isolated places in Pithoragarh, Nainital & Uttarkashi districts.of Uttarakhand on 20th April.
    A hailstorm occurred on 21st April at Malda from 0501 to 0502 hours IST with diameter 1.0 cm.
    A hailstorm occurred over Keonjharghar (Odisha) during 1325 hours IST to 1327 hours IST on 23rd April with maximum diameter of 2.0 cm.
    A hailstorm occurred over Gangtok from 1700 to 1702 & 1722 to 1726 hours IST on 24th April with maximum diameter 0.1 to 0.4 cm.
    Thunderstorms occurred at isolated places over northeastern states, Gangetic West Bengal, South Interior Karnataka and Kerala on many days and Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu & Puducherry and Lakshadweep on one/two days of the week.
    Heat wave/severe heat wave conditions prevailed at isolated places over Saurashtra on 19th 23rd & 24th April and over Vidarbha on 19th & 20th April 2018.
    Maximum temperature of above 40°C was reported at most places over Vidarbha, Marathawada, Telangana, Rayalaseema on most of the days of the week and at many places over Gujarat, Madhya Maharshtra on many days and at a few places over Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Madhya Pradesh, North Interior Karnataka, Haryana and Bihar on few days and at isolated places over Tamil Nadu on most of the days of the week.
The highest maximum temperature of 45.9°C was recorded at Chandrapur (Vidharbha) over the plains of the country on 20th April 2018.
The cumulative rainfall Sub-Divisionwise for the week (19-25 April 2018) predicted by IMD GFS model shows that normal/excess rainfall would be over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, South Interior Karnataka and Lakshadweep whereas Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, South Interior Karnataka received excess rainfall and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and Lakshadweep received normal rainfall and the rest two sub-Division received deficient rainfall in the week. Normal rainfall was predicted for the Sub-Divisions of Assam & Meghalaya, Uttarakhand, Gujarat State, Coastal Karnataka, North Interior Karnataka and Kerala where Assam & Meghalaya and Kerala received normal rainfall. Coastal Karnataka received excess rainfall and Uttarakhand received deficient rainfall and Gujarat State has not received any rainfall. The areas with deficient rainfall predicted which however received excess to normal rainfall are Coastal Andhra Pradesh and North Interior Karnataka. The models have predicted well for rainfall over the southern peninsula except Kerala. Overall model has predicted well for 12 out of 36 sub-divisions of the country.
During the week, (19-25 April 2018) rainfall over the country as a whole was 1 per cent above the Long Period Average (LPA). During the week, rainfall was excess over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, coastal Andhra Pradesh, coastal Karnataka and south interior Karnataka and normal over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Odisha, Rayalaseema, Kerala and Lakshadweep and deficient rainfall occurred over Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, western Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu & Puducherry, north interior Karnataka and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Thus Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Eastern Uttar Pradesh have not received any rainfall. During the week Northwestern India received excess rainfall and East & Northeast India received normal rainfall. All the four broad homogeneous regions of India received normal to excess rainfall. Details of the rainfall distribution over the four of India are given below:
Rainfall in the pre-monsoon season period, during 01st March to 25th April over the country as a whole was 18 per cent below the Long Period Average (LPA). Rainfall was largely excess over, Rayalaseema, coastal Karnataka, & Lakshadweep, excess over Konkan & Goa, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, interior Karnataka and Kerala; normal over Andaman & Nicobar Islands Assam & Meghalaya, West Bengal & Sikkim, Odisha, Jharkhand, western Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Marathawada, Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu & Puducherry; deficient over Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Bihar, eastern Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, eastern Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Maharashtra and Vidarbha, the rest of the areas received largely deficient rainfall. Out of the four broad homogeneous regions of India the southern peninsula received excess rainfall and Central India normal rainfall. The details of rainfall distribution over the four broad homogeneous regions of India are given below:
Rainfall will be near normal over East & Northeast India & Western Himalayan Region and it will be below normal over the Southern Peninsula. Heavy rain can occur at isolated places over East & Northeast India. Thunder squalls accompanied with hail can occur at isolated places over East & Northeast India and the Southern Peninsula. Dust storms/thunderstorms can occur over the plains of Northwest India.
Rainfall will be near normal over East & Northeast India & the Southern Peninsula and it will be below normal over the Western Himalayan Region. Heavy rain can occur at isolated places over East & Northeast India. Thunder squalls accompanied with hail can occur at isolated places over East & Northeast India and the Southern Peninsula, Dust storms/thunderstorms can occur over the plains of Northwest India.
    19 APRIL 2018: ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS: CARNICOBAR-1, ARUNACHAL PRADESH: TEZU-4, NAMSAI-2; ASSAM & MEGHALAYA: DHOLLABAZAR-6, GHARMURA-4, BIHUBAR-3, KOKRAJHAR-2, MATIJURI-2, GOALPARA (AWS)-2, GOALPARA-2, JORHAT-2, DHUBRI (CWC)-2,; NAGALAND, MANIPUR, MIZORAM & TRIPURA: SABROOM-5, SENAPATI (AWS)-3, BAGAFA-3, UDAIPUR-3, KHOWAI-3, KOHIMA-2, KOHIMA-2, SONAMURA-2, KAILASAHAR-2; SUB-HIMALAYAN WEST BENGAL & SIKKIM: BAROBHISA-12, CHEPAN-11, ALIPURDUAR-2; GANGETIC WEST BENGAL: BERHAMPORE-3, ODISHA: BALASORE-2, REMUNA ARG-2, NILGIRI-2; JAMMU & KASHMIR: GULMARG-3, GULMARG AWS-2,; CHHATTISGARH: SUKMA-1; COASTAL ANDHRA PRADESH: GANTYAD-3, BOBBILI-3, KALINGAPATNAM-2; RAYALASEEMA: GUMMAGATTA-1, KURNOOL-1; TAMILNADU & PUDUCHERRY: THUVAKUDI IMTI-1; COASTAL KARNATAKA: SUBRAHMANYA-1; SOUTH INTERIOR KARNATAKA: NR PURA-2; KERALA: KONNI-4, KAYAMKULAM AGRI-4, KAYAMKULAM-3, KOZHA-3, PUNALUR-2, IRIKKUR-2.
    20 APRIL 2018: ARUNACHAL PRADESH: TEZU-1; ASSAM & MEGHALAYA: KOKRAJHAR-4, MANAS N H XING-3, B P GHAT-3; NAGALAND, MANIPUR, MIZORAM & TRIPURA: SABROOM-4, KAMALPUR-4, AMARPUR-4, BELONIA-3, GANDACHERA-3; SUB-HIMALAYAN WEST BENGAL & SIKKIM: DAMTHANG-6, COOCHBEHAR­2; ODISHA: DAITARI-1; HIMACHAL PRADESH: UDAIPUR-2, MANDI-2, SUJANPUR TIRA-2, SEOBAGH-2; JAMMU & KASHMIR: GULMARG AWS-3, BANIHAL-3, BATOTE-2, GOVINDPURA AWS2, KUKERNAG-2, PAHALGAM-2, KUPWARA-2, BANDIPORA -2; COASTAL ANDHRA PRADESH: RACHERLA-2, YERRAGONDAPALEM-2; RAYALASEEMA: KALYANDRUG-4, YEMMIGANUR-3, HOLAGUNDA-3, ALUR-3; TAMILNADU & PUDUCHERRY: COONOOR PTO-10, KOTHAGIRI-8, SIVAGIRI-7, K BRIDGE-5, SHENCOTTAH-4,; COASTAL KARNATAKA: PANAMBUR-2; SOUTH INTERIOR KARNATAKA: BALEHONNUR-6, NR PURA-4, CHITRADURGA-4, KR PET-3, KERALA: MANJERI-6, KOZHIKODE-4, IDUKKI-4, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM CITY-3, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM A/P-3, NEYYATTINKARA-3, THODUPUZHA-3, KONNI-3, IRIKKUR-3, KUPPADY-3.
    21 APRIL 2018: ARUNACHAL PRADESH: NAMSAI-3, BASAR-3, TEZU-3; ASSAM & MEGHALAYA: AMRAGHAT-8, KARIMGANJ-7, B P GHAT-7, BIHUBAR-5, WILLIAMNAGAR-5, BORKHETRI (AWS)-5, SIBSAGAR-5, LAKHIPUR-5, A P GHAT-5, NEAMATIGHAT-5, SILCHAR-5, N/LAKHIMPUR-5, SOHRA-5; NAGALAND, MANIPUR, MIZORAM & TRIPURA: SABROOM-7, DHARMANAGAR-6; SUB-HIMALAYAN WEST BENGAL & SIKKIM: GANGTOK-3, TADONG­3; MAZITAR-2, MANGAN-2; ODISHA: MADHABARIDA-4, KOTAGARH-3; HIMACHAL PRADESH: MANALI-3, BANJAR-3, DALHOUSIE-3, GHUMARWIN-3; JAMMU & KASHMIR: QAZIGUND-4, SRINAGAR-3, BHADERWAH-3, GULMARG-3, BANIHAL-3, PAHALGAM-3, KUPWARA-3; COASTAL ANDHRA PRADESH: KOYYALAGUDEM-5, ATCHAMPET-4, PADERU-3; TELANGANA: ASWAPURAM-2,; RAYALASEEMA: PORUMAMILLA-2, GURRAMKONDA-2, PUNGANUR-2; TAMILNADU & PUDUCHERRY: PENNAGARAM-4, PERIYANAICKENPALAYAM-3; COASTAL KARNATAKA: MUNDAGOD-2; SOUTH INTERIOR KARNATAKA: SRIRANGAPATNA-2, BENGALURU CITY-2, BENGALURU HAL AP-2; KERALA: AMBALAVAYAL-3.
    22 APRIL 2018: ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS: CARNICOBAR-4, CARNICOBAR(IAF)-3; ARUNACHAL PRADESH: KOLORIANG-4, M.C. ITANAGAR-3; ASSAM & MEGHALAYA: SOHRA-6, GOSSAIGAON-4, BIHPURIA (AWS)-4, SILCHAR-4; NAGALAND, MANIPUR, MIZORAM & TRIPURA: BELONIA-11, AGARTALA A/P-8, KAILASAHAR-5, A.D.NAGAR-4, SONAMURA-4; SUB-HIMALAYAN WEST BENGAL & SIKKIM: TADONG­9; GANGTOK­8; CHOOCHBEHAR­3; GANGETIC WEST BENGAL: BARRACKPUR­4; KRISHNANAGAR-3, SRINIKETAN-3; JAMMU & KASHMIR: GULMARG AWS-2; COASTAL ANDHRA PRADESH: CHINTAPALLE-1, JANGAMAHESARAPURAM-1; TAMILNADU & PUDUCHERRY: OMALUR-1; SOUTH INTERIOR KARNATAKA: BHAGAMANDALA-3; KERALA: PONNANI-8, KANNUR-4, OTTAPPALAM-4, KOCHI AP-3, IRIKKUR-3, PERINTHALMANNA-3.
    23 APRIL 2018: ARUNACHAL PRADESH: TUTING-4, ITANAGAR-3, PASSIGHAT-2, MIAO-2, TEZU-2; ASSAM & MEGHALAYA: GOSSAIGAON-6, PANBARI-4, BIHPURIA (AWS)-4, KHOWANG-3, KOKRAJHAR-3, DHOLLABAZAR-3, DIBRUGARH A/P-3, MOTUNGA-3, DIBRUGARH (AWS)-3, , TINSUKIA-3; NAGALAND, MANIPUR, MIZORAM & TRIPURA: KAMALPUR-6, DHARMANAGAR-3; SUB-HIMALAYAN WEST BENGAL & SIKKIM: BAROBHISA­5, CHEPAN-4, GANGTOK­4, TADONG­3; ODISHA: SORADA-3; COASTAL ANDHRA PRADESH: PADERU-1; TELANGANA: VENKATAPURAM-3; RAYALASEEMA: CHILAMATHUR-3, URAVAKONDA-2, TADPATRI-2, AROGYAVARAM-2; TAMILNADU & PUDUCHERRY: UTHAGAMANDALAM-3; COASTAL KARNATAKA: SUBRAHMANYA-4; NORTH INTERIOR KARNATAKA: HUKKERI-3; SOUTH INTERIOR KARNATAKA: SHIVAMOGGA-4, ALUR-4, HASSAN-4, NAVILE AWS-3, DAVANGERE PTO-3, RAMANAGAR-3, KALASA-3; KERALA: MUNNAR-1, KUPPADY-1, KONNI-1.
    24 APRIL 2018: ARUNACHAL PRADESH: M.C. ITANAGAR-1, KOLORIANG-1; ASSAM & MEGHALAYA: BAGHMARA (AWS)-2, CHAPARMUKH-2, BIHPURIA (AWS)-2, KARIMGANJ-2, BADATIGHAT-2 , DIBRUGARH A/P-2, DHARAMTUL-1, ,DIBRUGARH (AWS)-1, MATIJURI-1, DHOLLABAZAR-1, DHUBRI-1, DHUBRI(CWC)-1, N/LAKHIMPUR1; NAGALAND, MANIPUR, MIZORAM & TRIPURA: KAMALPUR-6; SUB-HIMALAYAN WEST BENGAL & SIKKIM: GANGTOK-4; TADONG-2; MAZITAR-1; GANGETIC WEST BENGAL: DIAMOND HARBOUR-1; ODISHA: TIHIDI ARG-5, DHENKANAL-4, PARJANG ARG-4, SORO-4, BELAGUNTHA ARG-4, BERHAMPUR-4, PHIRINGIA ARG-4, JAGANNATH PRASAD ARG-4, HARICHANDANPUR ARG-4, CHANDBALI­3, HINDOL-3, BHANJNAGAR-3, CHANDIKHOL ARG-3, RAJKANIKA-3; UTTARAKHAND: MORI-1; COASTAL ANDHRA PRADESH: SEETHARAMAPURAM-5; TELANGANA: GUNDALA-2; RAYALASEEMA: NANDIKOTKUR-1; TAMILNADU & PUDUCHERRY: G BAZAR-2,; COASTAL KARNATAKA: MANGALURU AP-1, PANAMBUR-1; NORTH INTERIOR KARNATAKA: SHIRAHATTI-1; SOUTH INTERIOR KARNATAKA: YELAHANKA TC-4; SARGUR-3, MADDUR-3, DAVANGERE PTO-3, MYSURU-2, NANJANGUD-2, T NARASIPURA -2, MANDYA-2, MALAVALLI-2, CHANNAPATNA-2; KERALA: VAIKOM-5, KUPPADY-3, CHERTHALA-3, KOZHA-3, MYLADUMPARA AGRI-3, VADAKARA-2, KUMARAKOM-2, THODUPUZHA-2, QUILANDY-1, AMBALAVAYAL-1, KURUDAMANNIL-1; LAKSHADWEEP: MINICOY-3.
    25 APRIL 2018: ARUNACHAL PRADESH: KOLORIANG-1; ASSAM & MEGHALAYA: B P GHAT-1; NAGALAND ,MANIPUR, MIZORAM & TRIPURA: LENGPUI-2; SUB-HIMALAYAN WEST BENGAL & SIKKIM: MANGAN­5; SEVOKE, SANKALAN­2; ODISHA: PHIRINGIA ARG-3,PHULBANI-1; CHHATTISGARH: BIJAPUR-1; COASTAL ANDHRA PRADESH: THERLAM-10, PRATHIPADU-8, MERAKAMUDIDAM-8, TUNI- 6, ANAKAPALLE-6, CHEEPURUPALLE-5, GARIVIDI-5, PUSAPATIREGA-5, ANAKAPALLE(A)- 5, NELLIMARLA-4, DENKADA-4, VEERAGHATTAM-4; TELANGANA: BAYYARAM-4, GUDURWRGL-3, BHADRACHALAM-2, MAHABUBABAD-2, ASWARAOPET(A)-2, CHENNARAOPET-2; .RAYALASEEMA: PALAMANER-4, AROGYAVARAM-2, ATLUR-2; TAMILNADU & PUDUCHERRY: G BAZAR-5, GOBICHETTIPALAYAM-4, HOSUR-4, METTUR-3, PENNAGARAM-3; COASTAL KRANATAKA: SULYA-1; SOUTH INTERIOR KARNATAKA: NANJANGUD-3; VIRAJPET-2, MULBAGAL-2, RAYALPADU-2, HOSKOTE-2; KERALA: VAIKOM-5, PIRAVOM-4, KONNI-4, AMBALAVAYAL-3, PERUMBAVUR-3, CHENGANNUR-3, KURUDAMANNIL-3.

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