God's Own Country(Kerala,India) was hot .. Temp in C .. . 24 hrs ending 8.30 am ..17 Mar 2014..
and Mumbai Surroundings Temperature on Holi Day, 16th March 2014...on Rohit's Page
Day wise Rain fall amounts in Maharashtra in the 20 day Hailstorm Deluge...Specially prepared for Vagaries by Pradeep John..
Top - 10
- Lakhani ~ 240
- Ballarpur ~ 200
- Deulgaonraja ~ 170
- Telhara ~ 160
- Lonar ~ 150
- Palam ~ 150
- Umerkhed ~ 150
- Parbhani ~ 150
- Manora ~ 150
- Digras ~ 150
Analysis of Hailstorms in Maharashtra in March...
Interior Maharashtra and particularly Marathwada, adjoining MP and parts of North Interior Karnataka had devastating and violent hailstorms and thunderstorms from the beginning of March. Almost continuous, and daily, hailstorms the size of tennis balls have damaged to nothing vast tracks of fields and killed many small animals and countless birds. Reports have been put up in vagaries.
The reason for this non stop rains and storms is something likened to the April "pre Monsoon" conditions, technically speaking.
A Line of Wind Discontinuity formed in the North-South Direction across the region. Now, this perpendicular LWD is actually a pre monsoon parameter for the central Peninsula regions. At this LWD, the meeting of Eastern and Western airs create instability in the middle and upper atmosphere.
An UAC persisted on the Northern edge of the LWD...
Besides, we have seen the "freezing Line" in the upper atmosphere come down to below normal heights.
Even the 850 hp level, was at 12-15c, and the freezing level fell to 600 hp.
Humidity in the upper atmosphere was high, as two moisture laden winds were clashing in the LWD regions. Coupled with low temperatures,Instability, and lower temperatures in the upper airs, created hails in the Cb clouds.
Convection occurs faster and more violent storms are formed in such conditions.
Some Maharashtra cities rainfall in mms from 01-03-2014 to 14-03-2014 period as per IMD data:( Figures provided by Abhijit Modak)
Pune AP 25
Alibaug & Mahabaleshwar 1
All figures way, way above normal. Normal for most stations is around 5 mms.
Raining in Muscat on Sunday, 16th March 2014...and Snow in Ibri, Oman...see pics from there on Inter Active Page..