Severe weather has a more calamitous effect in the mountainous region because the terrain is complex and the economy is poorly developed and fragile. Such weather systems occurring on a small spatiotemporal scale invite application of models with fine-grid resolution and observations from radars and satellites besides the conventional observations for forecasting and disaster mitigation.

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National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting, New Delhi, India

National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado