Unusual weather surprises scientists

The recent unusual weather in Goa has surprised scientists and meteorologists. “Thunderstorms stop once monsoon sets in. To the best of my knowledge, this type of event has never occurred in the winter season in Goa,” said M R Ramesh Kumar, meteorologist, National Institute of Oceanography.

Rain-gauge centres in Quepem, Sakhali, Sanguem, and other areas recorded a medium amount of rainfall. However, what made scientists bewildered were the thunderstorms in Goa and the presence of hailstones in Shiroda and Quepem. As there were two troughs at 1 km and 6 km, unseasonal cloud formation occurred. This vertical cloud formation led to these unusual weather patterns. Instead of being spread across an area, the clouds just stayed a few kilometres above the earth.

“In winter months, usually the zero degree isotherm is slightly lower, and even cloud heights of 8km-10kms are enough for ice to form. As it falls to earth, the ice particles don’t get enough time to melt,” Kumar stated. “It looks as if there is a substantial change in the weather pattern this year, anomalous rain in winter, thunderstorms and hail.”

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