IMD warns of more hailstorms in parts of state over next 2 days
The unseasonal hailstorm has threatened farmers with damage to standing crops and life in several parts of the state.pune Updated: Feb 11, 2018 23:09 IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy showers and thunderstorm along with hailstorm in several parts of central Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha region for the next two days.
The unseasonal hailstorm has threatened farmers with damage to standing crops and life in several parts of the state. According to the IMD, the showers had been predicted to occur between February 10-13 in these regions.
“The untimely hailstorm is being caused due to acyclonic circulation lying oversouth Maharashtra and neighbouring areas. This circulation, they say, will extendupto 0.9 kmabove the sea level, according to the IMD press release.
Considering this, the state government has issued a warning for farmers to take adequate precautions especially in parts ofVidarbha and Marathwada region. To avoid damage, farmers have been asked to relocate their produce to safer areas, and ensure that it is submitted to theAgriculture Produce Market Committee instead of being left in an open location.
Gadchiroli, Gondia, Bhandara, Chandrapur, Latur, Amravati and Yavatmal are districts that have been asked to undertake the precautionary measures.
In terms of temperature, Pune experienced a minimum temperature of13.3 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 29.6 degrees Celsius,while Lohegaon and Pashan were at15 and 13.1 degrees Celsius on minimum scale, and 30.9 and 30.2 degrees Celsius on maximum scale, respectively, on Sunday.
As per IMD officials, the night temperature marked in some parts of central Maharashtra and Vidarbha region have been considerably above normal for the past few days.