Hailstorm, rain in Punjab, Haryana Feb 5 onward; crop damage likely

February 1, 2019 2:25 PM |

Punjab rains

This season, the state of Punjab has been performing quite well in terms of winter rains. In fact, the state is standing rain surplus by 11% at present. On the other, although lagging behind and being rain deficient by 17%, Haryana has performed satisfactorily so far. Moreover, the deficiency over the state has been recorded under the normal category only.

According to Skymet Weather, the reason for scattered rains over parts of Punjab and Haryana in the last two days can be attributed to the presence of the Western Disturbance over Jammu & Kashmir. These rains have paved way in abating Cold Wave conditions from both the states. However, due to cloud cover and subsequent rains, Cold Day conditions have taken over parts of Punjab and Haryana such as Amritsar, Bhatinda, Firozpur, Jalandhar and Kapurthala during last 24 hours.

Moreover, the rains have significantly resulted in dropping the day temperatures by 6℃- 7℃ over parts of Haryana. As a result, Hissar is experiencing maximums below normal by 6℃, Rohtak by 5℃ while Karnal by 4℃ at present.

Now, as the Western Disturbance moves away in east direction, minimum over the states will fall. This is because once again, icy cold winds from north directions will make an entry into the regions. On the other hand, maximums will rise due to clear sky and bright sunshine taking over the region. As a result, Cold Day conditions would also leave the states and make conditions comfortable for the residents.

However, these conditions will change when another Western Disturbance will mark its presence over Jammu & Kashmir, most probably around February 5.This system is expected to give rains over Punjab and Haryana February 5 onward till February 8, with intensity being light on February 5 and 6 as well as between moderate and heavy on February 7. Rains will reduce on February 8 and continue in the scattered form over both the states.Meanwhile, during this period there are also bright chances of hailstorm activities in some parts.

Both the states of Punjab and Haryana are home to a lot of farmers, who wait for rains during this season in order to nurture and grow their crops. Gram, Wheat, Mustard, Barley and Cereals are the major crops that these farmers grow. We hope the upcoming spells prove to be beneficial for their crops. However, we are also worried that hailstorm activities might result in some crop damage to them.

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