Sumary of Thunderstorms to get better organised next week:
- Monsoon forecast expected The South-West monsoon is less than two months away from striking the South-West coast (Kerala) in June, a keenly awaited long-term forecast for which, giving an indication about its performance during the four-month season ending in September, will be made available by the IMD any time from now..
- Private forecaster Skymet Weather said that between April and the first half of June, dust storms are unleashed over the north-western parts of the country..
- Associated wind speeds may reach 80-90 km/hr occasionally during the month of May, leading to widespread damage to life and property..
- Better showers expected On Friday, a cyclonic circulation lay parked over East Uttar Pradesh and adjoining Bihar from which a trough (line representing a narrow corridor of lower pressure) ran down to East Vidarbha across East Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, which may shift south-westwards during the next 3-4 days..
- This will attract moisture incursion from the Bay of Bengal and trigger thunderstorms with lightning, hail and squall (wind speeds reaching 50-60 km/hr) over the plains of West Bengal;.
- and with lightning and gusty winds (30-40 km/hr) over South-East Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Arunachal Pradesh…