The Meteorological Department has issued hail warning and storm warning in the state for the next 48 hours from noon on April 16. With this, the mood of the weather will change in the state from Monday. Light rain in the hills can provide relief from heat.
There was strong sunshine throughout the state on Sunday morning. This has reached the maximum temperature of the day up to 35 degrees. In the afternoon, partial clouds brought some relief from heat. Meteorological director Bikram Singh said that on Monday, partly cloudy clouds could occur in many parts of the state. He said that there may be slight rain and snowfall in Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Pithoragarh in four districts.
On the afternoon of April 16th, the weather will change throughout the state. Hail and strong thunder warning have been issued in many places. Especially in the plains, the wind speeds can reach upto 60 to 70 kilometers per hour. Due to the hailstorm, temperature is also likely to fall.
Farmer’s hard work can be ruined
Rain and hailstorm in the state can wreak havoc on farmers’ hard work. The Meteorological Department has released a forecast of heavy hail and high wind in Uttarakhand since April 16.
At this time in the mountains the flower for apples are blossoming. At the same time, in the plains, litchi flower is starting to blossom, while the wheat crop is ready in the fields. If rain and hailstorm occur, then these crops can cause heavy losses to the farmers. This year, due to good snowfall in the state, farmers have hoped a bumper apple harvest. These days, there is an ongoing phase of flowering on apple trees in other apple producing areas including Uttarkashi district.
Hail and rain are the most fatal for apple crops
In such times, hail and rain are the most fatal for the apple crop. Due to the damage to the trees, the direct impact will be on production. At the same time, in the plains, in litchi, the bore is coming out. In the lower areas, the wheat crop is ready.
On April 14, the hottest day in eight years, Haldwani’s temperature reached 38
On Sunday, the temperature broke the record of the last eight years. In Haldwani, in the last eight years, April 14 was the warmest on Sunday. On Sunday, the temperature was recorded at 38 degrees, which was three degrees above normal.
In this regard, the weather scientist of Pantnagar University Dr RK Singh said that such a temperature occurs in the last week of April. At the same time, the temperature in Udham Singh also reached 39 degrees.
In the mountains, there was also a rise in heat on Sunday. Sunday was the hottest day in Almora in the last four months. On Sunday, Almora’s maximum temperature was recorded at 32 degrees, while the minimum was also increased to 15 degrees. The temperature there was 29 degrees on Saturday.
Heat even in the mountains
There was a bright sunshine in Pithoragarh on Sunday. Maximum temperature was recorded at Pithoragarh was 26 degrees on Sunday. There was a drizzle in Munasariya.
Nainital recorded maximum temperature of 25 degree and minimum temperature was 15 degrees. Maximum temperature recorded at Mukteshwar was 27.5 degree Celsius and minimum 11.3 degree Celsius. Maximum temperature was five degrees above normal and minimum temperature was two degrees Celsius above normal.