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Unseasonal Rains Lash Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal: Short Break And Another Round Soon

February 28, 2024 3:45 PM |

Unseasonal rains lashed large parts of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal. Moderate to heavy showers were witnessed at Bhopal, Nowgong, Khajuraho, Rewa, Satna and Sidhi, with rainfall amounts varying from 15mm to 25mm. Rains spilled over to Bilaspur, Ambikapur and Pendra in Chhattisgarh. Interiors of Odisha like Sambalpur, Rourkela, Angul and Baripada registered moderate showers. Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bokaro, and Daltonganj in Jharkhand and Purulia, Bankura, Bishnupur and Midnapore in West Bengal also experienced light rainfall, yesterday. These rains were triggered by the anticyclone over the Bay of Bengal and seasonal northwesterly winds over the central parts.

The rains have seized with the shifting of anticyclone over land and therefore, lack of moisture. The feeble convergence zone still persists but is limited to parts of Marathwada and Madhya Maharashtra. These rains over the central and eastern parts, though, are unseasonal but are beneficial for agriculture. Covering such a large area, in one go, is surely unusual.

Rains are going to return over central and eastern parts but with a different scenario. The mountains and plains of North India will be swept by the snow and rains on the 01st and 02nd of March. The combined influence of western disturbance and its induced cyclonic circulation will dampen large parts of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh on these 2 days. As weather systems track eastward, the activity will also shift along with. On 02nd and 03rd Feb, rains will travel to parts of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and some parts of Bihar and Jharkhand. The combination of these two systems will diffuse and so will the weather activity. However, the anticyclone will once again get pushed to the coastline and northwest Bay of Bengal.

The second round of weather activity is expected on the 04th and 05th March. The intensity and the spread will be much lesser than the earlier spell. Mostly, Jharkhand, Odisha and parts of West Bengal will witness scattered rain and thundershowers on 04th and 05th March. The remnant effect may be seen on the 06th as well, but only isolated and light activity. Broad clearance can be expected from 07th March onward.

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