Unseasonal rains will lash the central parts of the country between 15 and 19 February. This wet spell will be more prominent on 17th and 18th February spanning across most parts of Maharashtra, South Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. Weather activity will possibly extend to parts of Jharkhand and West Bengal also. Gujarat is likely to skip this event and even West Madhya Pradesh will observe just the residual effect.
Untimely rain is expected to be accompanied with thunderstorm and lightning. Fairly hot pockets of East Madhya Pradesh, South Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Vidarbha and Central Chhattisgarh with day temperatures in low and mid 30’s are raising the bar of inclement weather escorted with hailstorm at few places. The intensity of rain by itself may not be harmful to the crops but the combination of wind and hailstorm does prove detrimental more often than not. As such any unseasonal epoch wields more probability of foul weather at this time of the year.
This umbrella weather activity having a large span will be under the influence of multiple systems acting in tandem and reinforcing support. A pair of a cyclonic circulation over Madhya Pradesh and Madhya Maharashtra is converging with the displaced anticyclone over Chhattisgarh and Odisha. Also, a trough extending from Kerala and Coastal Karnataka running deep into Madhya Maharashtra circulation will disturb he airflow to become unstable to aid thunderstorm over the region. Weather conditions will turn benign from 20th February onward for the entire region.