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Heavy strong thunderstorm hit Northeast Tripura : chances of more thunderstorm prevails in next 48 hrs
TIWN April 30, 2017
Heavy strong thunderstorm hit Northeast Tripura : chances of more thunderstorm prevails in next 48 hrs
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AGARTALA, April 30 (TIWN): A heavy thunderstorm disrupted power connectivity across Tripura on Saturday latenight. Agartala and other subdivisions witnessed heavy thunderstorm, continuous lightning for hours. A major portion of the state, including Dharmanagar, Amarpur and other interior areas are suffering from powercut following the rain, midnight report said. Thunderstorm occurred at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura. Temperature in Tripura had downed at 26 degree C following the rain. However, many houses were damaged due to the rain and also paddy fields were highly affected may cause crop damages. The trough from West Uttar Pradesh to east Assam across East Uttar Pradesh & Bihar extending up to 11 km above mean sea level with an embedded upper air cyclonic circulation above mean sea level persists.

Hundreds of farmers in the rural Tripura have already been driven to despair by the seasonal rains and hailstorms which extensively damaged the vital vegetables. The pre-monsoon rain recently has hindered the growth and development of vegetables, Potato , Tomato  and watermelon cultivation in the remote location of the state.

Hundreds of small farmers are juggling to survive as unpredictable weather hits their only source of income. Apart from that the Capital City is constantly suffering from waterlogging problem. 

Rain/thundershower very likely at a few places over northeastern states & adjoining East India and at isolated places over Western Himalayan region and extreme peninsular India.

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