In the Koovallei, on some farms, producers didn’t mind postponing the start to the Forelle harvest last Monday due to soft rain, but that very night hail, accompanied by particularly heavy thunder, reduced the fruit in some blocks of Forelle and red apples to juice quality. Elsewhere in this late plum area, entire harvests were taken out by hail that night.
The Meteorological Institute in Guangzhou warned people to expect hailstorms. In addition to excessive rainfall, many districts in Guangzhou City also experienced hailstorms. Apart from Guangzhou, areas in Shaoguan, Qingyuan, and Zhaoqing also suffered hailstorms and 7-8 thunderstorms in the night of February 20th, and the morning of February 21st.
On the evening of February 17, hail and strong winds hit Myanmar and Yunnan's banana producing areas and banana farmers suffered serious losses. It is understood that the hail in Myanmar lasted for about 10 minutes. The disaster-affected center is mainly located in Santun Village, Mengmo County and Myitkyina Province.
Unseasonal rain and snowfall is the main reason for agriculture failing in Himachal Pradesh. “Hailstorms or torrential rains are usually destructive to our crops while snowfall is not,” said Uma Devi of Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, when speaking to Mongabay-India. However, the post-monsoon heavy snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir, which came in two heavy spells in late September as well as early November 2018, were exceptions, and are now attributed to exacerbated climate change in the Himalayan region.
An innocent rain shower in Jinghaxiang, Yunnan, suddenly turned into a hailstorm at around six in the afternoon of December 9th. Local agricultural production areas suffered severe damage, and local farmers suffered severe losses. Local news reports damage to 50 houses and more than 26 hectares of crops.
Hail insurance is a regular factor for Bindi Bindi farmer Toby Ellis, who said he wouldn’t sleep at night if his crop wasn’t covered. After losing up to 50 per cent of his canola to hail in the first week of November, Mr Ellis then lost 350 hectares of wheat and lupins in a storm that passed through early last week.
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