Mango Showers expected over kerala after March 20

Mango Showers expected over kerala after March 20

Regu Ram

After long Stong heat days, Isolated rains likely in south Kerala by March 2nd week. Mango showers expected only between 20th and 22nd March as expecting upper air cyclonic circulation over south interior Karnataka. The associated induced trough would cause widespread thundershowers over Kerala says weather expert Regu Ram.

Another fresh and strong western disturbance is likely over north- western India from 21st March . Due to this upper air dynamics and patterns are not favourable for summer rains in Kerala and it may get further delayed in Kerala.

However, a brief spell of easterly waves is likely over south India and particularly Kerala from 20th to 22 nd March, which could bring light to moderate rains or thundershowers in south Tamil Nadu and eastern parts of Kerala.
In Kerala, maximum day temperature would remain high with increase in humidity.

Maximum day temperature likely to be above normal and remain high by 1-3 degrees in Kottayam, interior Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Pathanamthitta, Kollam and Kannur districts and remain around 35°C to 38°C.

Patchy isolated light showers in eastern parts of Kerala fails to lessen the heat

Relative humidity and dew point temperature continued to rise in Kerala.
Except for isolated light showers in eastern pockets of Kottayam, generally dry conditions prevailed in south India .
Maximum day temperatures moved up appreciably in Rayalaseema and pockets of Andhra Pradesh with certain pockets already hitting 41°C.
In Kerala, Palakkad, Kottayam and Punalur shared the hottest maximum day temperature with 39°C followed by , Kannur airport, Kozhikode, at 37.5°C.

The hill stations of Kerala remained comparatively cooler. In Tamil Nadu hill station of Ooty day temperature shoot up to 25.6°C on 13/3/24 even before summer has set in. It was 22.6 in Kodaikanal. The minimum in both these hill stations were around 11.6°C. The hill station of Valparai in Tamil Nadu recorded a maximum of 32°C and a minimum of 19°C. In Yercaud it was 31°C and 20°C respectively.

In Kerala, hill stations like Munnar, Kanthalloor , Vattavada and Devikulam minimum temperature generally remained at 15°C -16°C. The maximum day temperature in Munnar was around 28°C, while the minimum was 16°C. In Kanthalloor & Vattavada the maximum was at 21°C -22°C and the minimum, was around 14°C -16°C.

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