Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Something Different.
Mars Weather:

This is the first color image ever taken from the surface of Mars of an overcast sky. Featured are pink stratus clouds coming from the northeast at about 15 miles per hour (6.7 meters/second) at an appoximate height of ten miles (16 kilometers) above the surface. The clouds consist of water ice condensed on reddish dust particles suspended in the atmosphere. Clouds on Mars are sometimes localized and can sometimes cover entire regions, but have not yet been observed to cover the entire planet. The image was taken about an hour and forty minutes before sunrise by the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) at about ten degrees up from the eastern Martian horizon.
7pm, Showers over Coastal Karnataka, Coastal Kerala, Central Maharastra, N-E Karnataka and over Orissa ... http://ow.ly/i/2ZiJ
7pm, Heavy showers over Central & S.Central Tamilnadu ... http://ow.ly/i/2ZiJ
RT @Gokz87: Woo Hoo! Rains! Rains!! in Pondicherry. CC - @WeatherOfIndia (7:30pm)
7pm, Heavy showers again over Gujarat, Pakistan and over W. Rajasthan ... http://ow.ly/i/2ZiJ
Chennai - No low cloud formation Yet 5:46pm... wind is from S-W... No Sea breeze!
Gujarat Special: 45 Dams overflow ! Danger of serious flooding in 831 towns ! What's happening there ??... http://ow.ly/2kblH

Gujarat Special: 45 Dams overflow ! Danger of serious flooding in 831 towns !

And it continues in Jamnagar and Kutch districts; Extraordinary ! This is the only way I can describe the on going torrential onslaught there ! Another 24 hrs since yesterday's readings and we have added another,(all readings as on Tuesday 3rd Aug morning) 460 mms in Khambhalia, meaning 810 mms in 2 conseccutive days ! (normal 604, total today 1662), 214 mms in Kalyanpur (Normal; 909, total today 1271), 190 mms in Lalpur (832 & 1315) and 158 mms in Dwarka (512 & 786).

In Kutch (desert) another 177 mms have been added in Bachaau (367 & 634), 164 mms in Abdasa and 134 mms in Nakhatrana. Kutch district, which normally receives 395 mms in a complete season, has so far got 137 % of its full average ! And Jamnagar district as a whole has got 145% of its season's quota !

In other cities of Gujarat, there is Malia with 205 mms, Ranavav with 182 mms, Porbunder receiving 162 mms,Mangrol with 142 mms, Kaprada with 127 mms Veraval with 123 mms,and plenty to fill up a page with rains between 50-100 mms.
Nagercoil - Heavy showers now 12:24pm
Nuwe.in, predicts a Deep Low / Depression along Orissa coast over N-W Bay in 72hrs.. http://ow.ly/i/2YXy
RT @maheswari333: RT @prannoyroyndtv: The monsoon this year is now only 3% below normal. Excellent recovery from a 16% deficit in June.
GFS, A deep LOW predicted over N. Bay around 6-Aug... while the rains will get subdued over Entire WEST coast ... http://ow.ly/i/2YX8
Chennai - From morning and till now 11:45am, Thick high cloud cover due to this ... http://ow.ly/i/2YWT
10:30am, Heavy showers continue along Gujarat coast... while central & W.central Bay is very active ... http://ow.ly/i/2YWT