Rains, thunderstorms, hail to hold sway over North-West, East India

Elvera Bartels

Relatively widespread to widespread rainfall will split out over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh from Thursday to Saturday (March five to seven) as a fresh western disturbance enters North-West India from across the worldwide border, an India Meteorological Section (IMD) update claimed.

This will probable lengthen the soaked spell established off by a preceding energetic western disturbance that developed regular to excess rainfall over North-West India and adjoining Central India over the previous few times. Western disturbances are small-tension bands of cloudiness, snow, lightning, thunderstorms and hail relocating periodically across these areas and create rainfall benefiting the rabi crop. Typically the superior winds and hailstorm harm standing crops.

Thunderstorms, lightning, hail

The IMD has warned of thunderstorms accompanied with lightning, hail and gusty winds (speeds achieving thirty-forty km/hr) over pieces of Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, North Rajasthan and at a few destinations over

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