Saturday, September 11, 2010

For Sep, Oct and Nov-2010... above normal showers forecast for Central, N.central and Western India...
Rainfall forecast for New Delhi during the start of Common wealth Games...
RIGC seem to suggest wet weather for the National Capital Region in October, posing a threat to the smooth conduct of Commonwealth Games.
Southwest Monsoon may extend well into next month... when will NEM set in ??...

Monsoon may extend well into next month

Japanese researchers have maintained the outlook for prevailing strong La Nina conditions to reach a peak during the following winter.
The La Nina would be long-lasting and could persist until early 2012, according to Dr Jing-Jia Luo, Senior Scientist at the Climate Variation Predictability and Applicability Research Programme at Tokyo's Research Institute for Global Change (RIGC).

October rains
RIGC is latter-day incarnation of the erstwhile Frontier Research Center for Global Change under the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (Jamstec).
Giving a month-wise break-up for expected rainfall in India, the RIGC said that the country as a whole, except extreme Southwest Coast, could witness an ‘extended monsoon' into October marked by above normal precipitation.
Extended outlook by the RIGC also would seem to suggest wet weather for the National Capital Region going into October, posing a threat to the smooth conduct of the impending Commonwealth Games.
The La Nina would bring above normal rains to Eastern Asia, Indonesia, northern parts of South America, Australia, besides India, during the autumn.

Cooler winter
The winter would see cooler than normal temperatures for most parts of India, Dr Jing-Jia informed Business Line.
Surface air temperature over many parts of the globe would be below normal. Exceptions could likely be the Northern Eurasian continent, Korea-Japan and Southeastern parts of North America.
South Africa, Australia, and Northeastern Brazil would have a cooler and flooding austral (southern hemisphere) summer during this period.
October rains are shown to be particularly heavier over the Southeast Coast and adjoining Interior Peninsula, parts of Central India and East India.
Even Northwest India could see slightly above normal precipitation (brought about mainly by western disturbances).
The month of November could, however, see a recess over North and Northwest India.
Chennai - now 12:33pm having partly cloudy sky, warm and wind is from West... and temp at 32.6 C
Chennai - Yesterday, Had good heavy early night showers over S, S-W and W suburbs.
In 24 hrs, Heavy & widespread showers forecast for entire himalayan foot hills along Nepal, U.P, Bihar and Bengal..

Agumbe vs Hulikal - The wettest place in South India

Agumbe in Thirthahalli taluk of Shimoga district is dubbed as the 'Cherrapunjee of the South'. But Cherrapunjee itself is no longer the wettest place on Earth. It lost its crown to Mawsynram, also in Meghalaya.

Only 5 places in India get above 750 cm rainfall. They are Cherrapunjee, Mawsynram, Agumbe, Hulikal & Amboli

In peninsular India its Agumbe which always takes the top spot. A new challenger in the form of Hulikal in Hassan District has been rumored to get more rainfall. A comparison of rainfall from 1955-1970 shows that there is nothing between the two places with Agumbe getting average rainfall 0f 799 cm while closely followed by Hulikal at 776 cm. But in terms of Intensity its Hulikal twice crossing 1200 cm mark in 1959 & 61. IMD has to publish these two stations data for the recent years through which a comparative study on these rain forest stations can be made.

Heavy showers forecast for N-W U.P, Uttarakand, Himachal and Haryana...
Low level circulation moving thru Kutch... ....
11am, Heavy activity over S-W Bay along Tamilnadu & Srilanka coast...
11am, After heavy widespread showers all over central, North and S.central Tamilnadu.. now its partly cloudy..
11am, Heavy showers over N-E Uttarpradesh, Bihar, N. Bengal and N. Bangladesh ...
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia, Baroda 8.05am, clear blue skies.Sun shines brightly..a snap of swelling River viswamithri