Sunday, November 15, 2009

RT @vsaran: Mad rain in chennai stopped now .. 48 Hrs of house arrest ended.. Rain rain went away
Chennai - Calm now .. more showers from early hrs of tomorrow. .. now 10:30pm, very heavy showers lashing FULL west coast from cemtral Kerala upto Konkan... Very Unusual
Satellite shows fresh cloud build up east of Chennai ... expect more showers from early hrs of Monday.
A perfect reason "Why this year's monsoon was weak"..
temperatures to dip further in Delhi ..

Weak monsoon due to warmer Indian Ocean

Scientists have blamed this year's drought on a rare fierce war of temperatures over the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean, which prevented formation of monsoon clouds.

Despite its early onset over Kerala, the southwest monsoon played truant for most of June this year due to unusual heating up of the Indian Ocean as compared to the Bay of Bengal, senior meteorologists P A Francis and Sulochana Gadgil have found.

Indian monsoon is sustained by formation of clouds over a warm Bay. Normally, the sea surface temperatures in the Bay are slightly higher than sea surface temperatures in the equatorial Indian Ocean region.

Analysis of sea surface temperatures for June showed that the Bay was colder than the equatorial Indian Ocean which was warmer than average
RT @Venchey: If U consider rains not nuisance my chennai friend then we wld have alligators swimming in the swamps of chennai@latentfalls#tweetlikesidhu
RT @sriramnh: Lovely weather in Chennai... awesome rain.. fresh air... a walk on the shore.. I would have been happy if there was a girl beside :(

IMD report on 15-Nov-09

Northeast monsoon has been vigorous over Tamilnadu and Kerala and active over Rayalaseema.

Rainfall occurred at most places over Tamilnadu and Kerala, at many places over Rayalaseema and at a few places over Coastal and South Interior Karnataka. Isolated rainfall occurred over Coastal Andhrapradesh and North interior Karnataka. Mainly dry weather prevailed over Lakshadweep and dry weather prevailed over Telangana.

Chengannur (Alapuzha dt) recorded an extremely heavy rainfall of 26 centimetres.

The following stations recorded very heavy-to-heavy rainfall in centimetres.

Gingee (Villupuram dt) 18, Orathanadu (Thanjavur dt) and Kanyakumari 17 each, Tiruchendur (Tuticorin dt) and Sathanur Dam (Thiruvannamalai dt) 15 each, Ponneri (Thiruvallur dt), Thozhudur (Cuddalore dt) and Valangaiman (Thiruvarur dt) 14 each, Thirukoilur (Villupuram dt), Papanasam (Thanjavur dt) and Nagerkoil (Kanyakumari dt) 13 each, Ulundurpet (Villupuram dt) and Thiruvaiyaru (Thanjavur dt) 12 each, Parangipettai, Adiramapattinam, Srivaikundam (Tuticorin dt) and Mylaudi (Kanyakumari dt) 11 each, Chengalpattu (Kanchipuram dt), Kumbakonam and Thirukattupalli (both Thanjavur dt), Thanjavur, Kadaladi, Mudukulathur (both Ramanathapuram dt), Thiruvananthapuram and Thiruvanathapuram Airport 10 each, Virudhachalam (Cuddalore dt), Madukkur (Thanjavur dt), Kodavasal (Thiruvarur dt), Manimutharu (Thirunelveli dt), Sathankulam (Tuticorin dt), Cheyyar (Thiruvannamalai dt), Kayankulam (Alapuzha dt) and Kottayam 9 each, Cholavaram (Thiruvallur dt), Panruti (Cuddalore dt), Muthupet and Needamangalam (both Thiruvarur dt), Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Tarangambadi (Nagapattinam dt), Thuckalay (Kanyakumari dt), Ariyalur, Varkala (Thiruvanathapuram dt), Tada and Gudur (Both Nellore dt) 8 each and Cheyyur (Kanchipuram dt), Kanchipuram, Tambaram, Poonamalle (Thiruvallur dt), Kallakurichi and Sankarapuram (both Villupuram dt), Peravurani (Thanjavur dt), Karambakudi (Pudukottai dt), Kamudhi (Ramanathapuram dt), Boothapandy and Kuzhithurai (both Kanyakumari dt), Vanthavasi (Thiruvannamalai dt), Coimbatore, Coimbatore Airport, Chettikulam (Perambalur dt), Pullambadi (Thiruchirapalli dt), Thiruchirapalli , Thiruchirapalli Airport , Haripad (Alapuzha dt) and Vaikom (Kottayam dt) 7 each.

The other chief amounts of rainfall recorded in Centimetres are:

Chennai Airport, Thamaraipakkam (Thiruvallur dt), Sethiyathope (Cuddalore dt), Mannargudi (Thiruvarur dt), Mayiladuthurai (Nagapattinam dt), Gandarvakottai (Pudukottai dt), Palayamkottai, Radhapuram (Thirunelveli dt), Maniyatchi (Tuticorin dt), Pechiparai (Kanyakumari dt), Thiruvannamalai, Jayamkondam (Ariyalur dt), Padallur and Vembavur (both Perambalur dt), Perambalur, Thuraiyur (Thiruchirapalli dt), Aruppukottai, Thiruchuzhi (Virudhunagar dt) and Sathyavedu (Chittoor dt) 6 each, Anna University (Chennai dt), Chennai, Maduranthagam and Uthiramerur (both Kanchipuram dt), Chembarambakkam (Thiruvallur dt), Thiruvallur, Kattumannarkoil (Cuddalore dt), Tindivanam and Vanur (both Villupuram dt), Villupuram, Puducherry Airport, Karaikal, Thiruvidaimaruthur (Thanjavur dt), Alangudi (Pudukottai dt), Pudukottai, Ambasamuthiram (Thirunelveli dt), Arani (Thiruvannamalai dt), Ambur (Vellore dt), Pappireddipatti (Dharmapuri dt), Thammampatti and Vazhapadi (both Salem dt), Lalgudi (Thiruchirapalli dt), Palani (Dindigul dt) and Mavelikara (Alapuzha dt), Sulurpet and Udyagiri (Both Nellore dt) and Kavali 5 each, Poondi (Thiruvallur dt), Cuddalore, Srimushnam (Cuddalore dt), Vallam (Thanjavur dt), Nannilam and Thiruthuraipoondi (both Thiruvarur dt), Kollidam and Sirkali (both Nagapattinam dt), Keeranur (Pudukottai dt), Manamelkudi, Ramanathapuram, Ottapidaram (Tuticorin dt), Harur (Dharmapuri dt), Uthangarai (Krishnagiri dt), Attur (Salem dt), Sulur (Coimbatore dt), Udumalpet (Tiruppur dt), Kannur, Kozhikode, Konni (Pattanamthitta dt), Punalur and Srikalahasti (Chittoor dt) 4 each, DGP Office (Chennai dt), Sriperumpudur (Kanchipuram dt), Chidambaram (Cuddalore dt),Grand Anaicut (Thanjavur dt), Vedaranyam, Aranthangi, Illupur, Perungalur and Thirumayam (all Pudukottai dt), Sivagiri, Ayikudi and Tenkasi (all Tirunelveli dt), Kovilpatti, Surangudi and Vilathikulam (all Tuticorin dt), Tuticorin, Chengam and Polur (both Tiruvannamalai dt), Arakonam (Vellore dt), Vellore,


Penugondapuram (Krishnagiri dt), Krishnagiri, Mangalapuram (Namakkal dt), Yercaud, Avinashi (Tiruppur dt), Pollachi (Coimbatore dt), Ketty (Nilgiris dt), Marungapuri, Musiri, Samayapuram and Thathiengarpet (all Tiruchirapalli dt), Mettupatti, Peraiyur, Sholavandan and Usilampatti (all Madurai dt), Uthamapalayam and Gudalur (both Theni dt), Devakottai and Thiruppuvanam (both Sivaganga dt), Sattur (Virudhunagar dt), Virudhunagar, Natham (Dindugul dt), Chittur (Palakkad dt), Alapuzha, Venkatagiri Town (Nellore dt), Nellore and Tirupathi Airport 3 each, Kandukur (Prakasam dt), Badvel (Cuddapah dt), Koilkuntla (Kurnool dt), Agumbe, Sringeri (Chickmaglur dt), Thrithala (Palakkad dt), CIAL Kochi , Tiruttani, Arimalam and Viralimalai (Both Pudukottai dt), Paramakudi, R.S.Mangalam, Thiruvadanai (all Ramanathapuram dt), Tondi, Shenkottai (Tirunelveli dt), Alangayam, Gudiyatham, Melalathur, Tirupathur and Walajahpet (all Vellore dt), Dharmapuri, Palacode Dharmapuri dt), Pochampalli and Barur (both Krishnagiri dt), Namakkal, Rasipuram and Sendamangalam (Both Namakkal dt), Salem, Annur and Periyanaickenpalayam (both Coimbatore dt), Dharapuram (Tiruppur dt), Coonoor, Kundhabridge (Nilgiris dt), Panchapatti and Thogaimalai ( both Karur dt), Manaparai (Tiruchirapalli dt), Madurai Airport, Melur, Thirumangalam and Vadipatti (all Madurai dt), Karaikudi, Manamadurai and Tirupathur (all Sivagangai dt), Rajapalayam, Sivakasi and Watrap (all Virudhunagar dt), Chatrapatti (Dindugul dt) and Kodaikanal 2 each and Kozhikode Airport, Ottapalam, and Kollengode (both Palakkad dt), Kochi Airport, Perumbavur (Ernakulam dt), Sargur (Mysore dt), M.M.Hills (Chamrajanagar dt), Bangarpet (Kolar dt), Chitradurga, Rapur, Seetharamapuram, Atmakur and Vinjamur (all Nellore dt), Chittur, Puttur, Kuppam, Venkatagiri Town, Thambalapalle and Palamaner (all Chittur dt), Rajampet and Kamalapuram (both Cuddapah dt), Allagadda (Kurnool dt), Madakasira (Ananthapur dt), Pallipattu and R.K.Pet (both Tiruvallur dt), Sankarankoil (Tirunelveli dt), Sholingur and Vaniyambadi (both Vellore dt), Pennagaram (Dharmapuri dt), Soolagiri and Thali (Krishnagiri dt), Paramathi Velur and Thiruchengode (both Namakkal dt), Omalur (Salem dt), Chinnakalar (Coimbatore dt), Valparai, Erode, Bhavani Sagar, Gobichettipalayam, and Sathyamangalam (all Erode dt), Mulanur (Tiruppur dt), Kothagiri and Naduvattam (Both Nilgiris dt), Uthagamandalam, Aravakurichi, Kadavur, Kulithalai and Mayanur (all Karur dt), Karur, Chittampatti (Madurai dt), Andipatti, Bodinayakanur and Periyakulam (all Theni dt), Theni, Ilayankudi (Sivaganga dt), Sivaganga, Srivilliputhur (Virudhunagar dt), Dindugul, Nilakottai and Vedasandur (both Dindugul dt) 1 each

Khammam and Rentachintala recorded the lowest minimum temperature of 19 degree Celsius in the plains of region.
Chennai - Anna university recorded a high of 5 cm on 14-Nov-09
Kanyakumari recorded 17cm and Nagercoil recorded 13 cm on 14-Nov-09.
Coimbatore - Recorded a heavy 7 cm on 14-Nov-09.
Coimbatore - Yesterday evening & night registered some heavy showers.
Coimbatore - Good Low cloud formation all thru the day and now its consolidating.. for a Heavy shower show down soon.
South TN is going to register excessive Rainfall this NE november season.
So far this NE season, we have had 2 LOW pressures over Gulf of Mannar and south of Kanyakumari .. and more LOWs predicted for that region.
Heavy showers can be seen over south Andhra as well ..
Very heavy showers continue over Delta region, central TN and south-Tip of TN ..
Chennai - Showers continued and will continue into midnight and into early morning of Monday.
Scattered showers seen over central Indian and over Konkan region.. today.
Here's the latest satellite shot ..
Rainfall over north-TN and Chennai will cease on Tuesday and coming up .. major LOW or Depression after 20-Nov-09 from Bay.
Chennai - Rain continues now 7:50am, after some break till early hrs.