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International Journal Of Rural Development, Environment And Health Research(IJREH)

Pre-Monsoon Thunderstorms in Nepal

Deepak Aryal


International Journal of Rural Development, Environment and Health Research(IJREH), Vol-2,Issue-3, May - June 2018, Pages 39-45, 10.22161/ijreh.2.3.5

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During the pre-monsoon months in Nepal, severe thunder and hailstorms cause significant property and agricultural damage in addition to loss of life from lightening. Forecasting thunderstorm severity remains a challenge even in wealthy, developed countries that have modern meteorological data gathering infrastructure, such as Doppler Radar. This study attempts to isolate the specific and unique characteristics of the two hailstorms that might explain their severity. The primary data sources for this investigation included Infrared Satellite images, which illustrated the sequences of convective activity, and original archived ESRL India and China upper air data, which were used for synoptic and mesoscale analyses.

Pre-Monsoon Thunderstorms, Heat Lows.

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