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Pre-Monsoon rains make an appearance over Kerala, while North India still bidding farewell to Winters

March 3, 2020 11:23 AM |

Rain in Kerala

The period between March to May is officially the Pre-Monsoon season all over the country. However, the pace and arrival of pre-Monsoon differs from state to state and isn’t uniform over the country. Pre-Monsoon first makes its arrival over the southern region of the country. North India, however, sees a delayed onset and the region struggles to find its successor to Winter rains.

On the other hand, Kerala has been receiving pre-Monsoon showers for the last 48 hours. Light to moderate rains made an appearance over multiple regions of Kerala yesterday. While Trivandrum recorded 7 mm rains, Kochi received 11 mm rains. Even Ooty in Tamil Nadu recorded 13 mm rains yesterday.

Also, the day temperatures are invariably high for the last 24 hours over the region. During the last 24 hours, Punalur recorded a day temperature of 37°C. Now, the rains are all set to spread in other parts of South India as well.

Simultaneously, Winter rains are prolonged over North India and are not very unusual. The first half of March is considered to be the transition period when it mostly rains in North India.

A prolonged spell is forecast for North India shortly as dual weather systems are about to approach the Himalayan region anytime soon.

A Western Disturbance and its induced Cyclonic Circulation is going affecting the Himalayan region and adjoining Northern Plains. These systems will then move eastwards.

The rains might begin anytime soon around March 4 and will continue until March 7. The activity will recede completely on March 8. The rains will also see some unseasonal aspects such as hailstorm, strong winds and heavy rains. Damage to crops is very likely during this time over the area.

Image Credits – The Hindustan Times

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