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Rains, dust storms to break out afresh over North-West

Vinson Kurian Thiruvananthapuram | Updated on April 01, 2011

India Meteorological dept satellite picture at 15-30 hrs

An extended forecast by India Meteorological Department (IMD) valid until Wednesday next has said that fairly widespread rain or thundershowers might break out over the Northeastern States while being scattered over east India.

This is even as northwest India awaits a fresh western disturbance, which, on Friday evening, was traced to over north Pakistan and neighbourhood. Fairly widespread to scattered rain or snowfall would occur over western Himalayan region while isolated dust storms or thunderstorms may tumble across the plains of northwest India.

A weather warning issued by the IMD said that isolated heavy rainfall would occur over Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh until Sunday.

Isolated thunder squalls would occur over Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, west Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, West Bengal and Sikkim during this period.

The causative upper air cyclonic circulation persisted over Assam and neighbourhood.

A trough has broken its way out of this system and extended downward to south Karnataka across West Bengal, Orissa and Telangana.

The other upper air cyclonic circulation lingered over south Andaman Sea on Friday.

CONVECTIVE CLOUDS

Satellite pictures on Friday afternoon showed the presence of convective (rain-driving) clouds over parts of west Jammu and Kashmir and south Andaman Sea.

Low to medium clouds were seen over parts of rest northwest, east, northeast and south peninsular India.

Meanwhile, the 24 hours ending on Friday morning saw scattered rain or snow being dropped over Jammu and Kashmir.

Widespread rainfall occurred over Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim.

It was fairly widespread over the rest of the Northeastern States and isolated over Bihar and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Published on April 01, 2011

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