Tuesday, November 30, 2010

chennai - After a week, a sharp shower lashed parts of KK nagar .. 7:38pm
RT @rajmahendra: @weatherofindia raining ,guindy Chennai (7:41pm)
6:30pm, Heavy showers lining up along central and S-E Tamilnadu coast.. extreme N. Tamilnadu.. waiting for rains .. http://ow.ly/i/5Xbs
RT @just_reva: Chennai is super sultry. Very cloudy. Rain clouds I suspect. Chabar and rain is perfect fit. (1:29pm)
Chennai - witnessing a huge Thunder cell over N-N-E ... first after a week... Signs of Rain towards late evening are increasing.
3pm, Easterlies very close to Central Tamilnadu coast... still NO cloud formation above 12th parallel... http://ow.ly/i/5WUx
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia, Baroda 9.30am, Sunny and clear skies..the usual chillness missing...
COLA-GFS suggests heavy showers for N. Tamilnadu coast... while IMD-GFS has predicted mild showers, from 1 to 3-Dec.. http://ow.ly/i/5WJc
This easterlies may also disappoint Chennai and adjoining N. Tamilnadu coast... !! Chennai will be cloudy from 1-Dec, with mild showers.
Central Tamilnadu coast will start to receive rain in another 10 hrs.. http://ow.ly/i/5WIE
Still there's NO cloud formation seen over 12th parallel, so initially the easterlies will affect the central TN coast. http://ow.ly/i/5WIE
12pm, We can see the activity of western front of Easterlies over S-W Bay near Central Tamilnadu coast and N-E Srilanka. http://ow.ly/i/5WIE
The present high pressure will lift from N. Tamilnadu and S. Andhra starting from today, 30-Nov, noon... http://ow.ly/i/5WIs
Central India high pressure is slightly weakened and this is good for Chennai and N. Tamilnadu to get good rain from the upcoming easterly.
Chennai - is warmer than past 2 days and having higher humidity. Good low cloud formation and cloud direction is from E-N-E. Good signs !
Chennai - As in preparation to welcome the easterly wave, today its warm 31.1 C (11:07am).. with a stiff breeze from E-N-E.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Almost whole of Tamilnadu got some respite from showers.. that'll be the case for tomorrow till 9pm of 30-Nov
COLA-GFS predicts a Depression taking shape over S.central Bay on 5-Dec... along with another easterlies .. http://ow.ly/i/5VP4
Due to this upcoming easterlies over S.central Bay... NO cloud activity can be seen above 12th parallel... http://ow.ly/i/5VOd
Easterlies will reach C.coast Tamilnadu in another 24hrs... http://ow.ly/i/5VOd ... Again N.Tamilnadu may not get Heavy showers due to this.
10pm, Almost NO showers thru Tamilnadu today, except for some showers over S.Tip of Tamilnadu ... http://ow.ly/i/5VOd
10pm, Western front of Bay Easterlies has now reachd S.central Bay... and moving west and closing in towards C.coast TN. http://ow.ly/i/5VOd
Chennai - continue to have a DRY day with mild wind from N-E and very less low cloud formations seen,
Another easterlies will enter S-E Bay from 4-Dec... at that time a LOW circulation is also expected over S-E Bay.. which will travel WEST.
Central India high pressure will slightly weaken on 1,2-Dec and then pickup strength again.
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia, Baroda 9.30am, Clear skies, Sunny, hot and humid...
Heavy rains forecast for entire C and N. Tamilnadu coast from 1-Dec to 6-Dec.. and beyond.
Both IMD-GFS and COLA-GFS predicts that widespread showers will begin for N. Tamilnadu coast from early hrs of 1-Dec.. http://ow.ly/i/5Vmw
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Chennai - a sharp shower possible before 11am.
Chennai - slightly mild morning 26.4°C (4:57am) as compared to yesterday... with some good cloud formation and movement from E-N-E
strong easterly wave has started moving west from E-S-E Bay, will it strike N.Tamilnadu as predicted or reach C.coast Tamilnadu, 48hrs more.
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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Another LOW circulation over S. Bay expected on 3-Dec. Will to move West and more showers expected for S.Tip and S-E Tamilnadu aftr 4-Dec
Min temp. would fall by 2 / 3 deg C over adjoining central India during next 2 - 3 days.
Minimum temperature fell by about 2°C over parts of Rajasthan, Indo Gangetic plains and adjoining central India
Gujarat :: November rains, rising seas and vanishing islands! ... http://ow.ly/3gpUb
7pm, South and S-E Bay is active again as a new easterlies has started moving West ... http://ow.ly/i/5U3a
IMD-GFS and COLA-GFS predict that an easterly wave will affect central and Chennai , N. Tamilnadu coast from 1-Dec .. http://ow.ly/i/5U3l
7pm, While Heavy showers lash S.Tip and central Tamilnadu... winter like evening for N. Tamilnadu and Andhra.. http://ow.ly/i/5U3a
More waves of heavy rain forecast for N.Tamilnadu coast with another Easterly predicted after 5-Dec... http://ow.ly/i/5U2I
If the present HIGH pressure over C.India weakens then heavy showers predicted for N. Tamilnadu and Chennai 1,2,3-Dec.. http://ow.ly/i/5U1y
Showers will subside for S.Tip and S-E Tamilnadu from 29-Nov.. as the Low circulation moves into S-E corner Arabian sea.
For next 48hrs till 30-Nov-2010, Very less showers predicted for Chennai, Entire Tamilnadu except for S.Tip and S-E Tamilnadu.
Central India High pressure system has slightly moved to East... now over East central India... NO sign of weakening in next 48 hrs
Chennai - Today morning Recorded a low temp. of 22.7°C (4:56am)... first winter kind of morning.
Today, still the Low circulation is over Gulf Mannar and S.Tip of Tamilnadu ... More heavy showers reported from there.. http://ow.ly/i/5U0z
Thought it fit to re-produce this very interesting weather fact from Jesse Ferrell, AccuWeather:

309,959,570 Lightning Strikes in Six Months:


Vaisala, the original lightning detection company that I have profiled before, sent this map showing nearly 310 million lightning strikes on Earth (specifically 309,959,570, they tell me) in the last six months via their Global Lightning Dataset:
The map looks similar to those from NASA's satellite estimates, but because it's only 6 months of data, it doesn't line up perfectly, and these are ground-based, not satellite sensors.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

IMD - On 26-Nov-2010, Northeast monsoon has been vigorous over Tamil Nadu... Rainfall details ... http://ow.ly/3g9ye

On 26-Nov-2010, Northeast monsoon has been vigorous over Tamil Nadu

Northeast monsoon has been vigorous over Tamil Nadu.
      Rainfall occurred at most  places over Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep and at a few places over Kerala. Isolated rainfall occurred over Rayalaseema, Coastal and South Interior Karnataka. Dry weather prevailed over  Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and North Interior Karnataka.
      Sirkali (Nagapattinam dt) recorded an extremely heavy rainfall of 26 centimetres.
      The following stations recorded very heavy-to-heavy rainfall in centimetres.
      Virudhachalam (Cuddalore dt) 23, Sethiyathope (Cuddalore dt) 22, Mayiladuthurai (Nagapattinam dt), Kattumannarkoil and Tozudhur (both Cuddalore dt) 21 each, Cuddalore and  Chidambaram (Cuddalore dt) 20 each, Parangipettai and Karaikal 19 each, Tiruvarur 18, Ulundurpet (Villupuram dt), Kollidam and Tarangambadi (both Nagapattinam dt) 17 each, Panruti (Cuddalore dt), Nagapattinam and  Jayamkondam (Ariyalur dt) 16 each, Srimushnam (Cuddalore dt), Kallakurichi (Villupuram dt) and  Puducherry Airport 15 each, Nannilam and Needamangalam (both Tiruvarur dt) 13 each, Kodavasal (Tiruvarur dt) 12, Gingee (Villupuram dt) 11, Villupuram, Kumbakonam (Thanjavur dt) and Pandavaiyarhead (Tiruvarur dt) 10 each, Sankarapuram and Tirukoilur (both Villupuram dt), Papanasam and Tiruvidaimarudhur (both Thanjavur dt) and Valangaiman (Tiruvarur dt) 9 each, Mannargudi (Tiruvarur dt) and Kuzhithurai (Kanyakumari dt) 8 each and  Thanjavur, Vallam (Thanjavur dt), Kolachal (Kanyakumari dt), Kanyakumari and Vembavur (Perambalur dt) 7 each.
      The other chief amounts of rainfall recorded in Centimetres are:
      Nedumangad (Thiruvananthapuram dt), Agathi Airport, Aminidivi, Vanur (Villupuram dt), Adiramapattinam, Orathanadu (Thanjavur dt), Muthupet and Tiruthuraipoondi (both Tiruvarur dt), Mylaudy (Kanyakumari dt), Pappireddipatti (Dharmapuri dt) and Athur (Salem dt) 6 each, Thiruvananthapuram Airport, Cheyyur  and Maduranthagam (both Kanchipuram dt), Marakkanam and Tindivanam (both Villupuram dt), Grand Anaicut, Peravurani and Tirukattupalli (all Thanjavur  dt), Vedaranyam, Karambakudi (Pudukottai dt), Pamban, Rameswaram (Ramanathapuram dt), Nagerkoil and Thuckalay (both Kanyakumari dt), Sathanur dam (Tiruvannamalai dt), Harur (Dharmapuri dt), Perambalur and Samayapuram (Tiruchirapalli dt) 5 each, Thiruvananthapuram , Minicoy,  Madukur, Pattukottai and Tiruvaiyaru (all Thanjavur dt), Boothapandi and Pechipparai (both Kanyakumari dt), Chengam and Vandavasi (both Tiruvannamalai dt), Thammampatti and Vazhapadi (both Salem dt), Ariyalur, Lalgudi and Pullambadi (both Tiruchirapalli dt) 4 each, Kannur, Gandarvakottai (Pudukottai dt), Tondi, Cheyyar (Tiruvannamalai dt), Penugondapuram and Pocahampalli (  both       Krishnagiri dt), Krishnagiri, Mangalapuram and Rasipuram (both Namakkal dt), Yercaud, Thuvakudi and Thuraiyur (both Tiruchirapalli dt), Tiruchirapalli and Tiruchirapalli Airport 3 each, Mulki (Dakshina Kannada dt),  Thaliparamba (Kannur dt), Aryankavu (Kollam dt), Kavaratti, Chegalpattu and Uthiramerur (both Kanchipuram dt), Pudukottai, Manamelkudi, Alangudi, Arantangi, Keeranur and  Perungalur (all Pudukottai dt), Ramanathapuram, Kamuthi, Mudukulathur, Paramakudi and Tiruvadanai (all Ramanathapuram dt), Manimuthar (Tirunelveli dt), Arani and Polur (both Tiruvannamalai dt), Barur and Uthangarai (both Krishnagiri dt), Dharmapuri, Palacode and Pennagaram (both Dharmapuri dt),  Salem, Kundha bridge (Nilgiris dt), Chettikulam and Padalur (both Perambalur dt), Musiri (Tiruchirapalli dt), Ilayankudi, Manamadurai and Tiruppuvanam (all Sivagangai dt) 2 each and  Ammathy and Bhagamandala (both Kodagu dt), Kozhikode , Kozhikode Airport, Parambikulam (Palakkad dt), Piravom (Ernakulam dt), Mavelikara (Alapuzha dt), Thodupuzha (Idukki dt), Punalur, Neyyatinkara and Varkala (both Thiruvananthapuram dt), DGP office and Anna University (both Chennai dt), Chennai, Mahabalipuram (Kancheepuram dt),  Arimalam , Illuppur, Tirumayam  and Viralimalai (all Pudukottai dt),  Kadaladi and R.S.Mangalam (both Ramanathapuram dt),  Nanguneri and Radhapuram (both Tirunelveli dt),  Surangudi and Tiruchendur (both Tuticorin dt), Eraniel (Kanyakumari dt),  Alangayam, Vaniyambadi and Walajapet (all Vellore dt), Vellore, Anchetty and Rayakottai (both Krishnagiri dt),  Hogenekal  and Marandahalli (both Dharmapuri dt), Namakkal, Paramathivelur (Namakkal dt), Mettur Dam and Omalur (both Salem dt), Udumalpet (Tiruppur dt), Kadavur, Kuzhithalai, Mayanur, Thogaimalai and Aravakurichi (all Karur dt), Manaparai and Marungapuri (both  Tiruchirapalli dt),  Chittampatti, Melur , Mettupatti, Periyardam, Sholavandan, Thirumayam, Usilampatti and Vadipatti ( all Madurai dt), Madurai Airport, Peiyakulam,  Devakottai, Karaikudi and Tirupathur (all Sivaganga dt), Sivaganga, Aruppukottai, Thiruchuzhi (both Virudhunagar dt), Virudhunagar, Kovilangulam, Chatrapatti , Nilakottai and Vedasandur (all Dindigul dt) 1 each.
As the High pressure over central India builds and pushes south, temp. has begun to dip .. Raichur records 15 deg C... http://ow.ly/i/5RVa

Rainfall till 8.30 am from Easterly Wave

(in mm)

Nagapattinam
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Keelaiyur - 159.0
Mayiladuthurai - 237.0
Nagapattinam - 113.5
Sembanar Koil - 202.0

Thanjavur
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Aduthurai-143.0
Pattukkottai-46.0
Thanjavur-66.0
Thiruppanandal-150.5

Villupuram
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Kallakkurichi-188.0
Kanai-114.5
Kandamangalam-139.5
Koliyanur-107.0
Mailam-64.0
Olakkur-71.5
Rishivandiam-82.5
Thiagadurgam-136.0
Thiruvennainallur-116.0
Vallam-60.5
Vanur-89.0
Vikravandi-87.5

Ariyalur
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Andimadam-156.5
Ariyalur-42.0
Jayankondam-126.0
Sendurai-188.0

Cuddalore
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Cuddalore-200.0
Veeranam-222.0
Komaratchi-156.0
Kurinjipadi-164.5

Kanayakumari
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Pechiparai-57.0
Perunchani-41
Kurunthancode-62.5
Thackalai-58.5
Thiruvattar-57.0
Thovala-46.5

Puducherry
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Puducherry-150.0
Karaikal-190.0

Thiruvannamalai
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Keelpennathur-47.0
Thandrampet-88.0
Sathnaur-49.0

Salem
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Gangavalli-73.5
P.N.Palayam-46.5
Valapady-41.0
12:30pm, Heavily cloudy and Showers all over Tamilnadu... More showers expected for Central coastal and S.Tamilnadu.. http://ow.ly/i/5RCU
Flood control room at Cuddalore ... http://ow.ly/3g7V3
Neyveli - Rain hits mining operation ... http://ow.ly/3g7US
Nagercoil - PWD issues flood alert ... http://ow.ly/3g7Ux
COLA-GFS... high pressure from central India pushing south .. will last at least till 30-Nov ... http://ow.ly/i/5RCf
Nagercoil - Very heavy rain non-stop from 10pm, 26-Nov till morning 8am, 27-Nov.
High pressure from Central India is pushing south.. that is why Less or NO showers for S. Andhra and it's affecting N. Tamilnadu as well.
Next easterlies will start affecting N and C.coast Tamilnadu from 1-Dec... http://ow.ly/i/5RBj
IM-GFS predicts that Chennai may not get strong Showers till 2-Dec.. most of the showers are goin to get concentrated over C.coast of TN.
Today, Easterlies is strong along Central and N.Tamilnadu coast... but IM-GFS predicts that Chennai may not get Showers till 2-Dec.
S-W Bay low still persist. it's almost a week now.Today it's over Gulf Mannar, Srilanka and S.Tip Kerala and Tamilnadu. http://ow.ly/i/5RAL
Chennai - Southern suburbs got a sharp shower at around 9:15am and for central and N. Chennai nothing more than a drizzle.
Most of Tamilnadu might get a break in rain on 29 and 30-Nov-2010.
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia, Baroda 9.30am, Foggy morning with bright sun shine... clear skies...
RT @thiagarajansang: @weatherofindia thiruvennainallur 70 mm within 3 hours,koliyanur 62mm within 3 hours,40.5mm within one hour on 26-Nov
RT @thiagarajansang: @weatherofindia HEAVY RAIN IN VILUPPURAM ,CUDDLORE,& PONDICHERY
RT @gokz87: Heavy Rain Pouring at Pondicherry Since Evening Non Stop! @weatherofindia (26-Nov, 10:06pm)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Chennai - More chances than yesterday that Showers will start from midnight or into early hrs of 27-Nov... http://ow.ly/i/5Qd7
6:30pm, Heavy rain engulfing Central and central coastal Tamilnadu ... Will it reach N. Tamilnadu??.. http://ow.ly/i/5Qd7
RT @pspezone: heavy rain in all over the island -Sri Lanka ,what about in Chennai Guys ?
RT @arunrajeshrl: Looks like Chennai is going to get a heavy rain tonight. darkness is falling soo early today with dark cloud
Heavy rain over Central Tamilnadu coast on 25-Nov.. Nagapattinam 13, Tiruvarur 10, Vedaranyam 8 CM
It's confirmed that the HIGH pressure system over central India is affecting the monsoon over N. Tamilnadu.. Very less showers can move up!
2:30pm, While we speak abt NO rain for N. Tamilnadu.. heavy showers continue over S and central Tamilnadu .. http://ow.ly/i/5PRO
IMD and COLA GFS models still predict heavy showers for N. and C. Tamilnadu coast on 27,28,29-Nov.. http://ow.ly/i/5PRv http://ow.ly/i/5PRz
RT @sforsenthilc: It was raining. It rained. It's raining and will rain it seems.Summa chillunu irukku neyveli.Loving every bit (2:24pm)
If the Easterlies activate over Bay and LOW move into Mannar then we can expect HEAVY showers over N. Tamilnadu from early hrs of 27-Nov
The S-W Bay low is expected to enter into Gulf Mannar by today midnight.. this will activate the easterlies along Central and N.Tamilnadu
Another reason for NO rain in Chennai and N. Tamilnadu is, the S-W Bay low is active and NOT moving west. Now its over S. Srilanka.
Chennai - Yesterday till late evening did not have any LOW cloud formation all these are due to the central India High pressure zone.
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia, Baroda, 10.35am, Clear skies, sunny, yet chilly..fresh greenary all around due to recent showers.
RT @imagesh: Nice pic RT @JoeJayanth: Pic of the Day - http://ping.fm/Y5f11 from http://potofshots.com
A huge high pressure zone over central India is pushing south, it's hindering cloud formation near N. Tamilnadu coast.. http://ow.ly/i/5PFN
Chennai - What happened to the predicted heavy showers ??

Thursday, November 25, 2010

RT @venki5star: Now it started raining again. But not a big rain though. (mild rain at Karappakam, Chennai - 7:34pm)
Heavy cloud formation over Bay just E-S-E of Chennai ... in striking distance ... http://ow.ly/i/5OnK
6pm, Showers has moved to N. Tamilnadu coast and Chennai will receive rain in another 6 hrs... http://ow.ly/i/5OnC
@mercylivi >> For Madurai, Afternoon or evening thunder storms will continue for another week...Pattern Heavy rain followed by long drizzle.
Till 8:30am of 25-Nov-2010... Pamban (S-E Tamilnadu coast) recorded a very heavy rainfall of 16 cm.
Chennai - now 4:09pm, a high cloud cover with mild wind from N-N-E and NO sign of LOW cloud formations yet.!
Chennai - Showers expected in another 8 hrs as showers slowly creeping North along the coast ... http://ow.ly/i/5O7X
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RT @sivajitv: rs 2 lakh for rain victims http://ping.fm/N0idx
3pm, Heavy showers along Central Tamilnadu coast is slowly creeping up into N. TN coast .. http://ow.ly/i/5O7X
HUNDREDS, EVEN THOUSANDS, OF PERCENT ABOVE NORMAL rain in India this Nov-2010 ... http://ow.ly/3fjvE
CPC :: Chance for above-normal precipitation for South and Southwest Bay of Bengal, Southern Indian Peninsula and the Comorin region.
Minimum temp are expected to fall by 2-3 degree Celsius over Northwest, West and Central India from Thursday onwards,. http://ow.ly/3fiH7
Chennai - Meteoron Weather service forecast says... showers to start from Midnight today ... http://ow.ly/i/5NUK

Mercury may dip over North and WET IN SOUTH

Minimum temperatures are expected to fall by 2-3 degree Celsius over parts of Northwest, West and Central India from Thursday onwards, says an India Meteorological Department (IMD) outlook.
This would happen with a calibrated reduction in cloudiness and resultant non-seasonal rainfall over these areas brought about by rogue systems taking shape and sustaining in the Arabian Sea.
But scattered rain or thundershowers would linger over many parts of West and Northwest for at least another day, the IMD said.
The causative upper air cyclonic circulation persisted over Gujarat and neighbourhood. A trough in lower levels lay extended from this system to Haryana across east Rajasthan.
Haryana, Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh, East Rajasthan, Gujarat region, West Madhya Pradesh, Konkan, Goa and Madhya Maharashtra are expected to be brought under varying wet spells in this manner on Thursday.
International model outlooks for at least the next two weeks did not indicate the possibility of a return of wet weather to this region, except briefly over the Konkan-Mumbai coast.

WET IN SOUTH
Towards the South, however, fairly widespread rain or thundershowers would occur over Kerala, Lakshadweep and Tamil Nadu.
Scattered rain or thundershowers have been forecast Coastal and South Interior Karnataka and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts said that the week ending December 2 is likely to see a trough of low pressure hanging over contiguous Southwest Bay of Bengal, Equatorial Indian Ocean and Southeast Arabian Sea.
The Climate Prediction Centre (CPC) of the US National Weather Services attributes this to a strong but short phase of a wet Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) wave over this region.
The wet and dry phase of the eastward-bound wave that transits the region periodically has commensurate impact over ground-level weather.
The persisting La Nina conditions in the East Equatorial Pacific would also have a say on emerging weather in the region, the CPC assessed.
There is an increasing chance for above-normal precipitation for East Indian Ocean (adjoining South and Southwest Bay of Bengal), Southern Indian Peninsula and the Comorin region, the CPC forecast statement said.
The US National Centres for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) sees active conditions developing over the Bay of Bengal during the week ending December 1, with coastal Tamil Nadu and the Peninsular Tip slipping under a wet cover.
Parts of West Madhya Pradesh, Central Peninsula, East and Northeast India could also witness occasional showers during this period, the NCEP said.
The week that follows (December 2 to10) would once again see fairly widespread showers over Coastal Tamil Nadu coast along with Sri Lanka and the Comorin region.
Meanwhile, fairly widespread rainfall occurred over East Rajasthan, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Coastal Karnataka during the last 24 hours ending Wednesday morning, an IMD update said.
Scattered rain bands originating from the Arabian Sea had reached as far northeast as West Uttar Pradesh, the IMD said. Scattered rains were recorded also over Konkan and Goa.
Insat cloud imagery on Wednesday afternoon showed the presence of convective (rain-bearing) clouds over parts of Tamil Nadu, South Bay of Bengal, Southeast Arabian Sea and the Comorin area.
The upper air cyclonic circulation over Comorin and adjoining areas of Kerala and Lakshadweep, too, persisted.
An IMD weather warning for Thursday and Friday said that isolated heavy rainfall would occur over Tamil Nadu, Lakshadweep and Kerala.
An extended outlook valid until Monday spoke about the possibility of continued and fairly widespread rainfall over Peninsular India.
Cola-GFS predicts heavy showers for C, N. Tamilnadu coast and S.Tip Tamilnadu on 26-Nov-2010 ... http://ow.ly/i/5NTo
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia, Baroda 10.10am, Foggy morning, cloudless clear sky, with bright sunshine...
RT @amfrk: @ishwaryanag how great to hear its raining in Trichy .. (11;17am)
Very heavy widespread showers forecast for Chennai, N, central Tamilnadu coast from 26-Nov till 2-Dec.
Chennai - Heavy rain just 200 km south of Chennai along the coast... soon the showers will creep up. May be by late evening /midnight today.
Heavy showers all thru night for S.Tip Tamilnadu and more to come for another 3 days as the Low moves into Gulf Mannar.. http://ow.ly/i/5NSS
10:30am, Heavy Showers due to Easterlies over central Tamilnadu coast from midnight ... http://ow.ly/i/5NSS
Schools close in Madurai, Ramanathapuram and Sivaganga because of heavy rain ... http://ow.ly/3fhME
Yesterday's S-S-W Bay LOW still persists and moving very slowly, now over S-S-E Srilanka .. http://ow.ly/i/5NSs
Chennai - At present 11:52am, having mild wind from N-N-E and DRY. With very little low cloud formation from N-E.
Chennai - Showers are supposed to start from today morning due to Easterlies and LOW over S-W Bay.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Chennai - A calm day totally... but not going to be the same from tomorrow. Showers might start from tomorrow morning. Heavy on 26-Nov-2010
5:30pm, S. Tamilnadu is getting today's quota of Showers ... http://ow.ly/i/5MuE
5:30pm, Gulf of Mannar is very active ... S-W Bay low is active while Easterlies are nearing C and N. Tamilnadu coast.. http://ow.ly/i/5MuE
1:30pm, Heavy showers erupting over S-W Bay (over Bay circulation) and Gulf Mannar .. http://ow.ly/i/5Mcy
RT @mercylivi: My lil Son can expect holidays :) Due 2 upcoming Bay low circulation.S.TN wil get very heavy showers 4 next 4 days.
IMD-GFS predicts, N. Tamilnadu will get heavy rain from 25-Nov till 1-Dec... and more as another easterlies is predicted for 1st week of Dec
Due to upcoming Bay low circulation.. S. Kerala and S. Tamilnadu will get very heavy showers for the next 4 days.
Present S, S-W Bay low will move West into Gulf mannar and adjoining Srilanka and stay there for 3 days.
The easterlies will reach Central and N. Tamilnadu coast from morning of 25-Nov... http://ow.ly/i/5M7m
Showers are due to start for N and central Tamilnadu coast from 25-Nov... or it may get delayed by 1 Day.. http://ow.ly/i/5M7i
Today, the S.Bay low still persists and it had not moved for the past 24 hrs... http://ow.ly/i/5M77

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

RT @shals88: The weather in Chennai this morning was so unpredictable.. Was so sunny and it suddnly began to rain .. Reminded me of blore weather .
5:30pm, Due to S-W Bay low.. showers has started reaching over Central Tamilnadu coast, Gulf Mannar and N-E Srilanka.. http://ow.ly/i/5KJm
5:30pm, Heavy showers due to "92A" along S.Gujarat and N-W Maharastra coast .. http://ow.ly/i/5KJm
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RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia, Baroda 4.50pm, Heavy cloud but no rain since morning.
Nagercoil - Heavy thunder shower again lashed parts off kanyakumari district (Tamilnadu) at around 2:30pm
RT @vjerry: Cloudy Bangalore today.... But no rain yet Bangalore @weatherofindia
RT @iraanand: Rain keeps following me. It is pouring here at Ahmedabad! (1:27pm) .. "92A" unleashing showers over S. Gujarat and moving in.
2pm, Heavy cloud activity along S and S-W Bay ... http://ow.ly/i/5KoX
FNMOC expects the rains over West and adjoining Central India to linger until Sunday .. http://ow.ly/3e72u
"92A" in has come under the influence of an itinerant western disturbance crossing the Northwest border.. http://ow.ly/3e6ZP
Yesterday, cloud formation around N. Arabian sea LOW "92A" was low... but today, heavy showers over S. Gujarat... http://ow.ly/i/5KoX

WESTERLY DIPS IN

The weather-setting low-pressure area over East-central and adjoining Northeast Arabian Sea has persisted from overnight on Sunday, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.
Widespread rainfall were reported from Tamil Nadu and Kerala during the 24-hours ending Monday morning, an IMD update said.

WESTERLY DIPS IN
The rains were scattered over Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Konkan and Goa, Madhya Maharashtra and Gujarat while being isolated over South Rajasthan, Marathawada and North Interior Karnataka.
Meanwhile, the ‘low' in the Northeast Arabian Sea system has come under the influence of an itinerant western disturbance crossing the Northwest border and dipping south into Northeast Arabian Sea.
The IMD expects westerlies associated with the eastward-bound system to drag the ‘low' north-northeastwards towards Gujarat coast, which is in line with international model outlooks.
On Monday, a trough originating from the ‘low' arched its way across as far north-northeast as into Southeast Rajasthan.
Towards the east, an upper air cyclonic circulation hung over Southwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Coastal Tamil Nadu.
The US Navy's Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Centre assessed that a remnant circulation and a likely offshore trough would linger even after the ‘low' has washed over South or Southwest Gujarat.

A weather warning issued by the IMD has spoken about the possibility of isolated heavy rainfall over South Tamil Nadu and Kerala on Tuesday and Wednesday also.
Interaction of excess moisture with the band of cool northwesterlies associated with the western disturbance and day-time warming of land may combine to trigger isolated hailstorms over Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh, West Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat during this period.
Meanwhile, the FNMOC expected the rains over West and adjoining Central India to linger until Sunday.
An intervening easterly wave is forecast to dump heavy rains over Sri Lanka and adjoining Southeast Tamil Nadu coast by Wednesday.

A remnant of the wave is shown erupting in isolated heavy falls over coastal North Tamil Nadu around Chennai around Friday and later over South Kerala.
An IMD outlook valid until Thursday said that fairly widespread rain or thundershowers would occur over Kerala, Lakshadweep, South Tamil Nadu and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Insat cloud imagery showed the presence of convective clouds over parts of North, West and South Peninsular India, South Bay of Bengal, South Andaman Sea and East Arabian Sea.
Fairly widespread rain or thundershowers would also occur over Gujarat, East Rajasthan, West Madhya Pradesh, while it will be scattered over West Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Scattered rain or thundershowers is expected to occur over Coastal and South Interior Karnataka, Konkan and Goa.
The western disturbance and moisture incursion from Arabian Sea is forecast to cause scattered rain or snow over the Western Himalayan region.
This would lead to a rise in minimum temperatures by 2 to 3 deg Celsius over parts of Northwest and Central India during this period.
Extended forecast until Saturday spoke about the possibility of fairly widespread rainfall over South Peninsular India.
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RT @mad_nad: Pleasant weather in chennai today. No rain. No shine. Just breezy (at 9:05am)
Chennai - Heavy widespread showers forecast from morning of 25-Nov.. will continue till 30-Nov.
A totally wet next 7 days ahead for Entire tamilnadu and Chennai.
On 25-Nov, the present Bay low will engulf from Gulf mannar to S-W Bay region ... It'll make landfall over S-E TN coast on 26-Nov-2010
Easterlies will pick strength from 24-Nov and eventually touch central and N. Tamilnadu on 25-Nov, Heavy rain forecast. http://ow.ly/i/5KiF
Today, S.Bay low circulation has moved into S-W.Bay ... http://ow.ly/i/5KiB
Chennai - Localized showers over South and South-West suburbs at 12:30pm
RT @rajugana: Baroda, 9.30am- Continous overnight showers. Fabulous weather, fully overcast with drizzling a pic http://ow.ly/i/5JYp
RT @malhotramona: @weatherofindia raining in mumbai (22-Nov, 8:43pm)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Kanyakumari district (Tamilnadu) is getting heavy showers for the past week (even today) ... Dams are fast filling up. FLOODs possible!!
6pm, Heavy activity over S.Bay over the circulation and wave of easterlies getting ready to strike Central, N.Tamilnad. http://ow.ly/i/5IO0
6pm, Heavy showers again over Kerela, S-W Karnataka and over S. Tamilnadu and Gulf Mannar.. http://ow.ly/i/5IO0
6pm, Showers creeping into S. Gujarat and N-W Maharastra ... http://ow.ly/i/5IO0
NON-SEASONAL RAINs for Gujarat ... http://ow.ly/3dydM

More rains to push into Gujarat, west Madhya Pradesh

The West Coast, Gujarat and West Madhya Pradesh will join the Southern Peninsula in sharing the spoils of continuing wet conditions, non-seasonal for some, during the rest of November.
Easterly wave action is expected to keep the Tamil Nadu coast busy even as residual circulations from them would cross the peninsula to keep the Arabian Sea also on the boil.

NON-SEASONAL RAIN
The US National Centres for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) expects the non-seasonal rains over Gujarat, West Madhya Pradesh and the Konkan Coast could go on during the week ending November 28.
Up to 600 per cent above the weekly normal is expected to fall over these places, according to NCEP.
Coastal and Southern Tamil Nadu and adjoining South Kerala and parts of the West Coast will continue to receive rains into the first week of December.
Contrastingly, the NCEP outlook sees below normal rainfall for interior Tamil Nadu during this period.
A six-day outlook for the period until Thursday by the International Research Institute (IRI) for Climate and Society has assessed the possibility of unusually heavy rains over entire Sri Lanka, adjoining Southwest Bay of Bengal and Coastal Tamil Nadu.

ARABIAN SEA ‘LOW'
The IRI also sees the core of rain bands sitting smack over Gujarat, West Madhya Pradesh and Sindh in Pakistan being driven by a low-pressure area in East-central Arabian Sea.
The rains would grow in intensity as one proceeds south-to-southwest from West Madhya Pradesh with the heaviest expected to fall over South and Southwest Gujarat.
Meanwhile, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) update on Sunday located the causative low-pressure area lying parked over East-central and adjoining Northeast Arabian Sea on Sunday.
The system may not likely to intensify further, but might move north-northeastwards leading to moisture incursion over Gujarat, Rajasthan, West Madhya Pradesh and even up to Delhi and South Haryana during the next two to three days.
In fact, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) has said that the north-northeast movement (towards Konkan-Gujarat coast) of the system would be masterminded by a concurrent western disturbance from across the country's northwest border and dipping to the south.
It would not be until Tuesday that the system would crawl up to the Saurashtra Coast and drum up the proceedings to a peak, according to the ECMWF.
And, as if on cue, the IMD has kept a lookout for the next easterly wave affecting the South Peninsular Coast India from Tuesday.
This is even as fairly widespread rainfall was reported over South Peninsular India during the 24 hours ending Sunday morning from a preceding wave that hit the Tamil Nadu coast.
It was scattered over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya and Andaman and Nicobar Islands and isolated over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and North Konkan.
The IMD outlook until Wednesday for various Met sub-divisions assessed that fairly widespread rain or thundershowers would occur over Kerala, Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
It would be fairly widespread rain or thundershowers over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya on Monday before reducing in intensity thereafter.
Isolated rain or thundershowers would occur over Gujarat and South Rajasthan on Monday and scale up thereafter.
Scattered rain or thundershowers are likely South Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, Coastal and South Interior Karnataka, Konkan and Goa.
Entire coastal Tamilnadu will receive heavy showers starting from evening of 24-Nov to 28-Nov .. http://ow.ly/i/5IAc
Upcoming easterlies will start affecting central and N. Tamilnadu coast from evening of 24-Nov.. http://ow.ly/i/5IA3
Present S. Bay low will start to move in N-W direction towards S-E Tamilnadu coast from 25/26-Nov... http://ow.ly/i/5IzX
Yesterday's S. Bay low circulation still persists and it'll persist till the easterlies touch Tamilnadu coast.
Chennai - N. and central Chennai had a sharp shower at around 7:30am ... after that its having a medium cloud formation.
1:30pm, Some showers creeping along Coastal Maharastra and S. Gujarat ... http://ow.ly/i/5Iv9
1:30pm, Entire North and North-West India is cloudy.. http://ow.ly/i/5Iv9
RT @lok2chan: Finished lunch... No Rain in Vellore... Expecting Rain... (2:24pm)
1:30pm, Heavy cloud activity over the S. Bay low... and showers breaking out over S. Tamilnadu .. http://ow.ly/i/5Iv9
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia, Baroda 9.50am, The week starting with fully overcast sky..a pic http://ow.ly/i/5Ifo..

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Another cloud burst in Tamilnadu .. Palani (Dindigul dt) recorded an extremely heavy rainfall of 31 centimetres on 20-Nov-2010.
Present upper level wind direction will steer present Arabian sea Low into S-W. Gujarat .. http://ow.ly/i/5Hml
Another easterlies and a S. Bay low predicted for 1st week of December as well... going to be a WET next 15 days for Tamilnadu from 24-Nov
Heavy to very heavy widespread showers forecast for entire coastal Tamilnadu from 24-Nov till 29-Nov, due to Easterlies and the S. Bay low
Today's S.Bay circulation is expected to cross into Arabian sea and become as Depression or even cyclone over S.central Arabian sea, 27-Nov
Present Low circulation over S. Bay will travel West clippin S.tip of tamilnadu on 25-Nov, showers forecast till 27-Nov. http://ow.ly/i/5Hjd
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RT @armurugadoss: Ramanan sir....u said there will be rain I cancelled my shoot...but..as usual....sunny... (Chennai)
Today, Low circulation over S. Bay, E-S-E of Srilanka still persists ... It'll move in WEST direction clipping the S. Srilanka.
5pm, today also Gulf of Mannar is very Active, and S. tip of Tamilnadu is also having some showers... http://ow.ly/i/5HeS
5pm, Heavy showers along W-N-W Maharastra, S-W coastal Karnataka, central and S. Kerala ... http://ow.ly/i/5HeS
Arabian sea Low "92A" is still active and nearing S-W Gujarat coast.. http://ow.ly/i/5Hde
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia, Baroda 11.50am, Partly cloudy sky.. Sun shine in between, no rain..

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Arabian sea LOW "92A" is still active, S-S-W of Gujarat... Showers expected to start from tomorrow noon.
Climate change will make India hotter, bring heavier rain... http://ow.ly/3cWTq
In this North-East monsoon season so far... Tirunelveli district (Tamilnadu) has received very less rainfall.
Chennai - and Entire tamilnadu are in for widespread heavy showers from evening of 23-Nov till 27-Nov-2010. Due to easterlies and LOW.
Chennai - More showers expected thru the night and into early morning of 21-Nov.
Chennai - sharp shower lashing saidapet zone for the past 15 min now 4:04pm
3pm, Heavy showers again over S, central Kerala and over S.tip of Tamilnadu ... http://ow.ly/i/5F4H
RT @krishashok: http://ping.fm/FPs4I - Rain in Eraniel, Nagercoil. (2:38pm)
RT @krishashok: http://ping.fm/Y2gmY - The tastiest kind of banana in the known universe-Matti pazham (inspiration for new Airtel logo)
RT @pradeep_j: @weatherofindia - its raining + sun shining in Pondicherry (2:45pm)
RT @rpsendhil: http://ping.fm/c2Epd Chennai Rain
RT @madarasee: Something wrong with the chennai sewage system today? Rain water smelling badly everywhere!!!
Update on "92 A" ... an active N. Arabian sea LOW ... http://ow.ly/3cUl0
Heavy showers on way for S, S-W Gujarat on 22-Nov.. due to LOW "92A" .. http://ow.ly/3cUkH
IMD-GFS :: on 24-Nov, Easterly wave over N. TN coast and Low circulation just South of S. tamilnadu.. http://ow.ly/i/5EUe

Update on "92 A" ... an active N. Arabian sea LOW

Position :: 17.5 N , 60 E
wind :: 30 kmph
Pressure :: 1010 mb

Satellite shot
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GFS model
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IMD-GFS model predicts a S-W. Gujarat landfall of the system without much intensification.
Landfall predicted on 22-Nov-2010.
Heavy rain forecast for this region from 22-Nov-2010 to 24-Nov-2010.

An easterly wave is expected to touch Central and N. Tamilnadu from evening of 23-Nov... along with a low circulation near S. Tamilnadu.
Today, a weak low circulation still persists over S. Bay ... http://ow.ly/i/5ESi
Min temp. have fallen by 2 to 3 deg C over Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh,E. Madhya Pradesh
warning valid for Saturday and Sunday said that isolated heavy rainfall would occur over south Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
La Nina might last for entire 2011 and even into 2012 ... http://ow.ly/3cU4O
RT @fultofaltu: http://ping.fm/bEvee - Heavy rain in egmore, chennai (11:08am)
Chennai - More moisture is being pushed in from Bay from N-E direction... and more showers predicted till evening.
Chennai - 2 to 3 massive showers crossed central chennai, south and S-W from 7:30am till 12pm... No showers yet over N-W suburbs.
RT @ecogeek: Using Bacteria to Heal Cracked Concrete http://bit.ly/d2FUVS
RT @fabwrite: Its pouring in Mandaveli... looks like the North East Monsoon has finally arrived !!! @weatherofindia (7:31am)

Widespread rain over TN, Kerala

A weather warning valid for Saturday and Sunday said that isolated heavy rainfall would occur over south Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Widespread rainfall has occurred over Tamil Nadu and Kerala during the 24 hours ending Friday morning ahead of an easterly wave action expected to be triggered along the Tamil Nadu coast from Saturday.
All the same, the freak weather masterminded by the Arabian Sea along the West Coast persisted, with fairly widespread rain being reported over as far as Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
It was scattered over Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, South Andhra Pradesh, Coastal Karnataka and Jammu and Kashmir, an update from India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

MERCURY DOWN
Meanwhile, minimum temperatures have fallen by 2 to 3 deg Celsius over Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and East Madhya Pradesh during past 24 hours with some of the clouds clearing off.
However, they still continue to remain above normal by 4 to 6 deg Celsius over these regions, the IMD noted.
On Friday afternoon, Insat cloud imagery showed convective (rain-bearing) clouds driven down south to over parts of extreme South Peninsula, South Bay of Bengal, South Andaman Sea and East-central and Southeast Arabian Sea.
The upper air cyclonic circulation over East-central Arabian Sea persisted, and so did the trough from this system, though truncated and extending up to Gujarat only on Friday. But, the other weather-making trough embedded in the seasonal westerlies across the North-west border had checked in over North-east Rajasthan and neighbourhood.

WEATHER WARNING
A weather warning valid for Saturday and Sunday said that isolated heavy rainfall would occur over South Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
Forecast until Monday spoke about the possibility of fairly widespread rain or thundershowers for Kerala, Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
It will be scattered or in the form of thundershowers over South Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, Coastal and South Interior Karnataka, Konkan and Goa.
Minimum temperature is expected to fall further by 2 to 4 deg Celsius over many parts of North-west, Central and East India during the next week as colder north-westerlies begin to fill the plains.
Extended forecast until Wednesday said that fairly widespread rains would fall over South Peninsular India while being scattered over Gujarat and adjoining Rajasthan.

LA NINA OUTLOOK
Meanwhile, better model consensus is becoming evident over the tenure of the persisting La Nina event in the East Equatorial Pacific.
The strong La Nina conditions that boosted the Indian monsoon this year will continue at least into early next year, an update from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said. Earlier, a group of Japanese scientists at the Tokyo-based Regional Institute for Global Change had said that the La Nina might last for entire 2011 and even into 2012.
On Friday, the Climate Prediction Centre (CPC) of the US National Weather Services said that there is a 25 per cent chance that the La Nina would last into August-September-October 2011, well after the south-west monsoon for the year has ended.
‘Neutral' (neither La Nina nor monsoon-killer El Nino) conditions have been given a 50 per cent chance of sustaining while El Nino itself is being given only 25 per cent, according to the CPC outlook.
Even ‘neutral' conditions are enough to favour the cause of a trouble-free south-west monsoon for India, according to some experts.

Friday, November 19, 2010

7pm, Heavy showers along Coastal Kerala and S-W coastal Karnataka, Heavy cloud activity over S-W Bay, E-N-E of srilanka. http://ow.ly/i/5Dk6
RT @bagrat15: @weatherofindia Yes, I am in Nagpur. It rained for 10 minutes from 2 pm to 2 10 pm. Partly coudy now. (6:56pm)
Touch down in Chennai Airport on a rainy day .. VIDEO ... http://ow.ly/3coua
2:30pm, we can see the Cloud activity over S. Bay over the Low circulation... http://ow.ly/i/5CV9
2:30pm, More showers breaking out over central and S. Tamilnadu ... http://ow.ly/i/5CV4
More showers for N and Central coastal Tamilnadu from 24-26-Nov bcos of Low circulation along srilanka and easterlies.. http://ow.ly/i/5CQs
Today a weak Low circulation can be seen over S. Bay, S-E of Srilanka.. It's predicted to stay there till 22-Nov.. http://ow.ly/i/5CQf
Today, more heavy showers possible for S. Tamilnadu and S-E Tamilnadu coast.
Chennai - Patchy low cloud formation seen from N-E.... Odd shower possible for Today and Tomorrow.
RT @gbnp5000: Rain in Kutch salt pan leaves 5,000 stranded: The recent unseasonal rains have not only hit the farm... http://bit.ly/9LDAOC
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia, Baroda, 10.05am, Clear skies, sunny and chill.. pleasant weather....

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Nagercoil - Kanyakumari district receiving showers today as well.
COLA-GFS predicts more heavy showers for Central and N. Tamilnadu coast ... It has started already over C. Tamilnadu.. http://ow.ly/i/5B7d
A huge LOW circulation expected just above 5th parallel over S. Bay... it'll cover entire Srilanka ... http://ow.ly/i/5B6S .more rain for TN
Another wet weather front possible for N. Tamilnadu coast around 21 / 22-Nov-2010.
On 16-Nov-2010, "Cloud Burst" in Kanyakumari district ... Kolachal (Kanyakumari dt) recorded 19 cm in 3 hrs.
RT @bagrat15: raining heavily at Nagur now. Forecast - today - rain, saturday - rain. 3rd test INDvsNZ starts saturday (2:02pm)
All India Rainfall toppers from 1st January 2010 - 17th November 2010 ... http://ow.ly/3bJLe
Chennai - Cloud formation are from N-E and broken today... there's an odd chance of sharp showers today, nothing much.
11:30am, Showers breaking out along central Tamilnadu coast ... http://ow.ly/i/5ANS

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

All India Rainfall toppers from 1st January 2010 - 17th November 2010

(Minimum 375 cm)

  1. Cherrapunji (Meghalaya) - 1351 cm (Annual around 1100)
  2. Agumbe (Karnataka) - 708 cm (Annual over 750)
  3. Gaganbawada (Maharashtra) - 591 cm (Annual over 600)
  4. Shirali (Karnataka) - 474 cm (Annual over 400)
  5. Mangalore AP (Karnataka) - 467 cm (Annual around 400)
  6. Panambur (Karnataka) - 459 cm (Annual over 350)
  7. Bhagamandala (Karnataka) - 446 cm (Annual over 600)
  8. Mahabaleshwar (Maharashtra) - 446 cm (Annual over 600)
  9. Honavar (Karnataka) - 444 (Annual over 350)
  10. Coochbehar (West Bengal) - 443 cm (Annual around 350)
  11. Silchar (Assam) - 439 cm (Annual around 350)
  12. Passighat (Arunachal Pradesh) - 436 cm (Annual around 450)
  13. Kottigehara (Karnataka) - 432 cm (Annual around ??)
  14. Karwar (Karnataka) - 428 (Annual around 350)
  15. Harnai (Maharashtra) - 424 cm (Annual around 250)
  16. Buxa (West Bengal) - 414 cm (Annual around 550)
  17. Ratnagiri (Maharashtra) - 400 cm (Annual around 300)
  18. Panjim (Goa) - 387 cm (Annual around 300)
  19. North Lakhimpur (Assam) - 385 cm (Annual around 350)
  20. Chinnakallar (Tamilnadu) - 382 cm (Annual around 500)
Monsoon no longer drives economic growth ??? !!! ... http://ow.ly/3b6Du
Nagercoil - Lightning strikes killing three ... http://ow.ly/3b6BL
Kanyakumari dist (Tamilnadu) was battered on 16-Nov... http://ow.ly/3b6yY
Tamilnadu rainfall from 8.30 am, 16-Nov to 05.30 am by 90B Well MARKED LOW PRESSURE AREA (WML)... http://ow.ly/3b6yd
3pm, Heavy showers over S. and E. Andhra, S. Karnataka, entire Kerala and S. Tamilnadu ... http://ow.ly/i/5z67
Chennai - Lots of moisture being pushed in from Bay ... More passing showers possible till noon of 18-Nov-2010
3pm, Most of Rajasthan is cloudy today, Gujarat getting some showers now... http://ow.ly/i/5z67
Chennai - More sharp showers with sunshine in saidapet now 3:35pm
Chennai - More showers from E-S-E, now 3pm in Saidapet
RT @balajisanjeev: Sunshine sunshine... In Pammal Chennai @weatherofindia (1:51pm)
RT @lakhu_jigsaw: Rain plays spoiler.I just cant concentrate on my books if its a Sunday or its pouring!..
Today a low level circulation can be seen over Gulf of Mannar and S-E coast of Tamilnadu .. http://ow.ly/i/5yWh
From 20-Nov, North-east monsoon showers are going to get heavier along Central and S-E coast of Tamilnadu along with entire Srilanka.
Chennai - will continue to receive these sharp showers from E-S-E direction till tomorrow noon.
RT @sandeepmakam: what's with the sun playing hide and seek all morning in chennai. either rain or shine goddamit!
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia, Baroda, 12.00pm, Clear sky, sunny and hot...heading for a hot and humid day....
RT @balajisanjeev: Shine and rain simultaneously in Pammal, Chennai.. @weatherofindia http://ping.fm/MKeL0 (11:05am)
Kanyakumari dist is battered

Kurunthancode 173mm
Neyyoor 106mm
Thuckalay 95mm

Kuzhithurai,Nagerkoil,Boothapandi,Mylaudy are sure to have got good rains

Rainfall from 8.30 am to 05.30 am by 90B Well MARKED LOW PRESSURE AREA (WML)

Neyyoor – 106 mm
Mailam (Tindivanam) – 73 mm
Chennai (Nungambakkam) – 52 mm
Madhavaram – 50 mm
Tutiorin - 42 mm
Chennai (Meeambakkam) – 41 mm
Ennore Port – 30 mm
Pondicherry – 29 mm
Coonoor - 13 mm
Ariyalur - 09 mm
Pechiparai – 07 mm
Neyveli – 07 mm

Tirumalla – 65 mm
Kavali – 58 mm
Nellore – 39 mm
ISRO – 27 mm

Trivandrum - 50 mm

My dad told that it poured in Kuzhithurai and there was knee deep water in marthandam. seeeing neyoor getting 106mm my home town is also expected to cross 10cm tomorrow

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

In 12hrs a weak low circulation is expected over S.Tip of Peninsula ... it'll give more showers to Kerala and S. Tamilnadu.
North East Monsoon :: Very less showers forecast for Tamilnadu from 19-Nov to 24-Nov.
@fabwrite >> Tamilnadu govt. should' ve declared leave for today.. atleast for schools.
Chennai - Will have intermittent sharp showers tomorrow, with sun shine in between. Certainly not going to be as heavy as today.
7:30pm, Showers continue along S. coast Andhra and N. coast Tamilnadu.. showers are now extnd up to N. coast Andhra.. http://ow.ly/i/5xIQ
7:30pm, Heavy showers along N. and S. Kerala, S and W. Tamilnadu... http://ow.ly/i/5xIQ
Nagercoil - Got very heavy showers in the evening, lasted for more than 2 hrs.
Chennai - Had a small break in rains from 6pm to 7:30pm... Heavy showers just 8:15pm lashed parts of Pallavaram.
Mumbai - observed on 15-Nov-2010, "Sharp fall in Mumbai temperatures in a short time span" .. http://ow.ly/3aq9S
Showers are now 2:49pm, reaching central and N. coastal Andhra.
@vjerry >> If u are in Bangalore, pls try to report abt the weather their on a day to day basis. Thanks
@vjerry >> we are getting reports of mild showers at around 12:30pm in Bangalore
1:30pm, Heavy showers continue along N. coastal Tamilnadu and S.coastal Andhra... http://ow.ly/i/5xgB
Chennai - 1:30pm, Heavy showers and drizzles will continue till midnight ... as "90B" slowly crosses inland.. http://ow.ly/i/5xgB
RT @sivajitv: heavy rain in chennai http://ping.fm/4jkPT
RT @rajugana: Baroda 9.45am, Crystal clear sky.. Sunny, but cold & pleasant. Yest'day eve lightning & thundery sky but no rain.
RT @prakashan: RT @duraionly: if the rain continues,velachery will become a வெள்ளச்சேரி soon...#chennai
5:30am, Analysis show the Low pressure system "90B" is very near to N.Central Tamilnadu coast.. S-E of Chennai.. http://ow.ly/i/5x4L
Chennai - 11:04am, heavy thunder showers continue .. and more to come.
"90B" is very near to chennai at 8:30am ... and take a look at what's coming (rain) thru the day.. http://ow.ly/i/5wVX
Chennai - very heavy shower now 9:10am in pammal, pallavaram and polichalur... and more heavy showers on way.
RT @ela_m: chennai rain http://ping.fm/5x0PT (8:53am)
RT @prabhakaran_v: Looks like i have to work from home. Its pouring down heavily here chennai rain adambakkam (9:01am)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sharp fall in Mumbai temperatures in a short time span. From 28.3 c at 7.30pm to 25.0c at 8.30 pm at Breach Candy, and from 28.0c to 23.0c in the same time span at S'Cruz.

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Squally winds in South Mumbai from 7pm to 7.45 pm.Later, drizzling has now turned to heavy rain, with thunder/lightning.Shall follow up later. 
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RT @divzluvzlampard: Rain and traffic is just plain bad. (chennai - 5:24pm)
4:30pm, Entire west & S-W coast are getting heavy thunder showers again ... http://ow.ly/i/5vJw
Chennai - to receive intermittent sharp showers well into midnight and will continue into early morning of 16-Nov as well.
Chennai - 3:30pm, another sharp shower on way for Saidapet zone.
2:30pm, Easterlies along with a LOW pressure system is nearing N. Tamilnadu coast.. showers over N.TN nd S. Andhra seen. http://ow.ly/i/5vCi
Monsoon damage still troubles tribal Kinnaur in Himachal ... http://ow.ly/39Kcr
RT @balajisanjeev: View of rain in Pammal area of Chennai... @weatherofindia http://ping.fm/8F4DI (1:25pm)
Heavy showers forecast for N. tamilnadu coast and S. Andhra coast from 16-Nov to noon of 18-Nov
After this Bay low "90B"... the S-S-E Bay will throw another LOW system around 20-Nov ... http://ow.ly/i/5vtS
IMD-GFS predicts that the present Bay low "90B" will not attain depression status.. It'll make landfall on 17-Nov... http://ow.ly/i/5vtL
RT @jeyaganesh: Drenched thrice in rain today.. :-( i am enjoyin it.... (12:11pm)
Chennai - Another sharp shower on way for central parts of chennai .. now 12:56pm
RT @balajisanjeev: Mild rains in the morning in Pammal Pozhichalur areas of Chennai, though stopped now. (10:12am)
Update on "90B" ... will it reach Cyclone strength ?? ... Most models say NO ... http://ow.ly/39G7W
Chennai - Due to "90B", The intensity and frequency of these sharp showers will increase from tomorrow(16-Nov) morning. http://ow.ly/39G7j
RT @palaniramkumar: Today the chennai climate is cool:-) and expecting to rain
RT @itsvichu: @A_for_Shreya Yes only ten min long rain n now its cloudy. (chennai)
Chennai - Due to "90B" has started receiving sharp showers from morning 8:40am today.. http://ow.ly/39G5l

Update on "90B" ... will it reach Cyclone strength ??

JTWC warning
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THE AREA OF CONVECTION PREVIOUSLY LOCATED NEAR 9.3N 89.4E
IS NOW LOCATED NEAR 10.4N 89.0E, APPROXIMATELY 820 NAUTICAL MILES 
EAST-SOUTHEAST OF CHENNAI, INDIA. THE LATEST ANIMATED INFRARED 
IMAGERY SHOWS THE AREA HAS RAPIDLY ORGANIZED AND DEEPENED DURING THE 
PAST SIX HOURS AS SUPPORTED BY A RECENTLY FORMED CONVECTIVE BAND ON 
THE WESTERN FLANK. MULTISPECTRAL IMAGERY SHOWS A PARTIALLY EXPOSED, 
ALBEIT BETTER DEFINED LOW LEVEL CIRCULATION CENTER JUST EAST OF THE 
CONVECTION, THIS IS FURTHER SUPPORTED BY A 142005Z AMSU-B MICROWAVE 
IMAGE. UPPER LEVEL ANALYSIS CONTINUES TO SHOW 15-20 KNOTS OF 
EASTERLY VERTICAL WIND SHEAR HOWEVER A SLIGHT DIFFLUENT FLOW 
NORTHEAST OF THE SYSTEM HAS EMERGED. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED SURFACE WINDS 
ARE ESTIMATED AT 25 TO 30 KNOTS BASED ON A PGTW DVORAK INTENSTIY FIX 
AT 142330Z. MINIMUM SEA LEVEL PRESSURE IS ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR 1003 
MB. IN VIEW OF THE COMBINED EFFECTS OF THE MORE DEFINED LOW-LEVEL 
CIRCULATION AND IMPROVED UPPER LEVEL CONDITIONS, THE POTENTIAL FOR 
THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 
HOURS IS UPGRADED TO FAIR.

IMD warning
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No update or warning from IMD yet 9am,15-Nov-2010.


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GFS model predicts that the present "90B" system may reach a depression status and make landfall along N. Tamilnadu and S. Andhra coast on 17-Nov-2010.
Heavy widespread showers predicted along these zone till evening of 18-Nov-2010.
Chennai - Has started receiving sharp showers from morning 8:40am today.
Chennai - The intensity and frequency of these sharp showers will increase from tomorrow(16-Nov) morning.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Due to "90B" .. showers will start along Tamilnadu coast from 16-Nov-2010
"90B" will travel west and it'll attain a max strength of Depression on 16-Nov .. predicted to make landfall over N. Tamilnadu on 17-Nov
Today, a LOW pressure area has formed over S.Bay ... marked as "90B" ... http://ow.ly/i/5uF4
RT @balajisanjeev: So sad, from the day I bought my new raincoat, never got to use it in Chennai. Disappointing monsoon so far..
Chennai - Another clear and warm day.. 31.3 C (10:52am), with mild breeze from East.
RT @davaps: Night temperatures dropping. If we don't have another depression in the Bay and rain, we're moving towards drier, cooler climes
Another depression is expected over S.S. Bay along 5th parallel on 20-Nov-2010... http://ow.ly/i/5tUR
The present S-E Bay low will reach Central Tamilnadu coast on 17-Nov as a depression.
5:30am, Analysis show a circulation slowly building over S-E corner Bay and moving West .. http://ow.ly/i/5tT9
Analysis show a weak High pressure Anti-cyclone building over N. Bay.. typical of November month .. http://ow.ly/i/5tT9

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Reports of rain/Thunderstorms today (Saturday) evening received from many cities of Maharashtra. Definite Reports of thunderstorms have come in from Pune, Nasik, Kopergaon, Nagpur, Wardha, Satara, Karjat and Lonavala.  


6pm, Showers again over W. Maharastra, N-W, S-W. Karnataka and S. Kerala ... http://ow.ly/i/5smn
Cyclone Jal remnant upsets the current weather all over central and NW India... http://ow.ly/39cFB
A lot was expected from Cyclone Jal ... !!! ... http://ow.ly/39cEW
Delhi is receiving rains from 11.a.m. today .. http://ow.ly/39cEf
IRI :: Heavy rainfall forecast for South Kerala and adjoining South Tamil Nadu from 16-Nov to 20-Nov ... http://ow.ly/39cB5
La Nina - Colder Winter ... http://ow.ly/39cAc

La Nina yet to peak, may last until 2012

The currently strong La Nina condition in the Equatorial East Pacific would continue to grow and reach peak strength over the next few months, according to Japanese researchers.
The Climate Variation Predictability and Applicability Research Programme at the Tokyo-based Research Institute for Global Change (RIGC) has maintained the outlook for La Nina to last long and persist until early 2012.

COLDER WINTER
A La Nina event, in which warming anomaly shifts to the West Pacific, has traditionally favoured a good Indian monsoon as evidenced in the 2010 season.
According to Dr Jing-Jia Luo, Senior Scientist at the RIGC, the strong La Nina would bring colder surface air temperatures over many parts of the globe during this winter and the following spring.
Exceptions are the Northern Eurasian continent and Southeast North America where the odds favour a warmer-than-normal winter.
Above-normal precipitation could be expected to occur in South Africa, Australia, Northeast Brazil and South Asia (where India falls).
Cold and stormy weather might occur over Southeast China, along the Japan Sea and its coastal regions as well as northern parts of North America in early 2011.

EASTERLY WAVE
Meanwhile, back home, it emerges that the weather during the next week would be mostly dictated by an easterly wave across the Bay of Bengal.
Easterly waves travels along a straight line, and is the southerly counterparts of western disturbances that frequent the country's northern latitudes.
These waves carry their ‘payload' upfront and are fleet-footed in nature, often morphing into low-pressure areas and even cyclones.
International models, too, have indicated the straight line to the west for a disturbance that is currently located over the Andaman Sea.
‘Low's, depressions and cyclones take a trademark west-northwest track in the Bay of Bengal and travel along a southeast to northwest incline.

RAINS FORECAST
On Friday, an India Meteorological Department outlook for early next week said that the easterly wave will cause fairly widespread rainfall activity over Peninsular India with isolated heavy falls over coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
The International Research Institute (IRI) for Climate and Society at Columbia University, however, said that maximum impact would be felt over southern parts of Sri Lanka.
The rest of Sri Lanka, South Kerala and adjoining South Tamil Nadu and the rest of Peninsular India would also be battered by rainfall of varying intensity during the next week, the IRI outlook said.
Meanwhile, the well-marked ‘low' over Northeast Arabian Sea washed over along the Gujarat coast and weakened into a ‘low' on Friday.
The resultant moisture incursion is still kicking up a lot of non-seasonal rain over Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

SURPLUS RAINS
The IRI estimated that up to 280 per cent above the normal rain would have fallen over the region during this period.
It would be above 60 to 40 per cent over Central India and above 20 to 40 per cent over the West Peninsula.
The IMD said in an update on Friday that widespread rainfall was reported from South Peninsular India during the 24 hours ending in the morning.
It was fairly widespread over Coastal Karnataka, Konkan, Goa, Saurashtra, Kutch, East Rajasthan and Central India.
Insat imagery showed the presence of convective (rain-bearing) clouds over parts of Telangana, South Chhattisgarh, South Orissa, Northeast and Southeast Arabian Sea, Southeast Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.
Heavy widespread showers for N. Tamilnadu coast on 17-Nov, as the first easterly wave with a LOW will reach land.. http://ow.ly/i/5s8A
Season's first Easterly wave along with a Low circulation, so 100% showers forecast from 16-Nov to 19-Nov for C and N. Tamilnadu coast.
Today, a low level circulation is still seen over S-E corner Bay for the second consecutive day.
Any chance of Cyclone Keila ?? Next week ?? .. A Low pressure system possible on 15-Nov over S Bay .
RT @esh08: Chennai - Why the F**K is it boiling hot today? I MISS the damn rain!
Chennai - Experiencing a warm day thru out.!! Max was 32.1 C (11:20am). Now 3:42pm having a deep blue sky (new weather front moving in)
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia, Baroda 10.45am, After a foggy morning, sun peeps out.. partly cloudy sky. No rain.
Seems the clouding of "erstwhile remnant of erstwhile Jal" is persistant and far too sticky, on the western front. Now, it has crept upto Delhi region, and Delhi is receiving rains from 11.a.m. today. Some areas have measured upto 18 mms in 90 minutes.
There goes any hopes of winter recovering next few days in Delhi !Minimum today 18c (+6).

Friday, November 12, 2010

A lot was expected from Cyclone Jal for a good revival, or should I say commencemnt, of the NEM. 
But, short of hitting the East coast of India, Jal started its anomalous behaviour.
Short of striking the east coast, on the 4th. of November, it met with wind shear resistance, and started weakening, and struck the coast as a DD on the 7th.
A dryish DD ! The rain precipitation was nothing much, and lasted just for barely 12 hrs. Within 10 hrs of landfall, we were searching for Jal !
On re emerging in the Arabian Sea, on the 9th, its performance was again "unworthy" of the season. It did justice with fairly good rains along the west coast ! Karwar with 207 mms in 24 hrs was the highest. And several places in Goa and Konkan had 80- 150 mms.
Then it entered Saurashtra, where actually the people are looking to dry weather, lest their winter crops get damaged. But, on the 11th, it rained 60-70 mms in the desert region of Kutch and Jaisalmer.Central India too received heavy thundershowers.
Not to mention Mumbai, which has been receiving frequent rains from Diwali day. Today, 12th.Friday, there was drizzling in Mumbai.

And, the clouding, spreading north, has practically thrown the winter in the region for a toss.High day and night temperatures, up to +10c above normal are recorded in the NW.
No W.D. seen for NW soon.

And, the south, T.N. and interior Karnataka, are still awaiting a proper commencement of the NEM. All hopes on another system from the Bay.
Nothing in sight as on today, and no system formation seen till Monday, at least. I only hope the expectations of a good system doesnt fizzle out.
I mention this, as I see an Easterly wave. a mild one, coming towards the T.N. coast by Monday (15th.) . This would only mean a longer wait for a regular system.


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RT @pauldatta: Took this picture in Mumbai..kids and the rain http://bit.ly/aVQRK6
RT @ecoseed: Grass found as better biofuel crop than corn http://bit.ly/cWnxzh
Jal and remnant off spring upsets the current  weather all over central and NW India..
Major rise in night temperatures last 2 nights in Mah. central India and NW India.All due to moisture incursion all over this region from remnant of Jal and UAC.Lows in Jeur in Madhya Mah. +10c above normal, and Aurangabad +9c.above. Mostly all between +3c - +6c.
Today, Rajasthan cities also +10c above normal, and Delhi +5c at 17c ! All NW +5c - +8c above !

Rainfall heavy with thunder in Central India and Vidharbha on Thursday. 60 mms in Indore, 41mms in Bhopal. 48 mms in Chandrapur and 40 mms in Nagpur ! These are amongst the heaviest on Thursday.
On Thursday again, Heavy downpours in Saurashtra/Kutch. Nakhtrana-70 mms, Bhuj-60 mms, Kalyanpur-50 mms Ranawav-40 mms.