Tuesday, February 15, 2011
RT @trackerer: Delhi's celebratin the start of Summer with a quick sprinkling of rain all around it.....not bad at all!! (5:17pm)
Tropical Cyclone Bingiza made landfall on Madagascar on February 14, 2011. The U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) reported that, as of about noon local time on the 14th, Bingiza had maximum sustained winds of 85 knots (155 kilometers per hour) and gusts up to 105 knots (195 kilometers per hour). The storm was located roughly 250 nautical miles (465 kilometers) northeast of Antananarivo.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image at 10:00 a.m. local time on February 13, 2011. Bingiza’s eye approaches northern Madagascar, and a spiral arm grazes Antananarivo.
Although Bingiza would weaken somewhat over land, the storm was expected to re-strengthen after passing over northern Madagascar, thanks to high sea surface temperatures. The JTWC forecast that the storm would travel southward, roughly tracing the Madagacar’s west coast.
The ‘actively’ weather-making western disturbance is slowly moving away to the east of the country, which would be the focus of emerging weather over the next few days and into the weekend.
As this scene of action shifts to the east, there is a likelihood of a follow-up weakling system affecting the hills of the northwest where the India Meteorological Department (IMD) sees fresh scattered rains breaking out on Sunday.
Scattered rain or thundershowers would also occur over Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and the Northeastern States.
Meanwhile, an IMD weather alert said that heavy rain or snowfall is likely at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday. Isolated thunder squalls or hail may occur over east Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.
A weather update said that widespread rain or snow occurred over Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh and fairly widespread over Uttarakhand during the day on Monday. Scattered rain or thundershowers was reported from Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana and isolated over west Uttar Pradesh.
Maximum temperatures are above normal by 2 to 6 deg Celsius over central and adjoining east India.
Satellite cloud imagery on early Tuesday morning showed convective (rain-bearing) clouds over parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand Himachal Pradesh, east Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi and west Uttar Pradesh.
The prevailing active western disturbance would continue to affect the western Himalayan region and plains of northwest India for the next two days and Gangetic plains and northeastern states from today (Tuesday) onwards.
Forecast valid until Friday said that fairly widespread rain or snowfall would occur over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Wednesday and decrease thereafter. Scattered rain or thundershowers would occur over east Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday and decrease thereafter.
Scattered rain or thundershowers would occur over sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and isolated over Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
Maximum temperatures would fall over many parts of northwest India by 2 to 4 deg Celsius on Wednesday and Thursday as the westerly system fades away to the east.
Minimum temperatures, too, would fall by 2 to 4 deg Celsius over parts of northwest and adjoining central India during the next three days.
As always till date this year... S, S-W Bay along Srilanka coast is very active... this will die down in another 2 days
The S-E wind from Bay along S-E peninsula will bring isolated rain to N. Tamilnadu, Coastal Andhra and Orissa from 16-Feb to 21-Feb
A weak W.D will affect Kashmir on 19-Feb
The present active W.D will be over Nepal on 16-Feb and will continue to move in E-S-E direction along the hills and reach Sikkim on 17-Feb
N-W India will have a break from strong westerlies from 19-Feb.
The S-E wind along entire S-E peninsula will stay till 21-Feb. Due to this there are more chances of rain across this zone till 21-Feb
RT @amolsmathur: Reached jaipur finally. :) :) :) And its raining heavily. Monsoon kind of rain. (7:02am)
Chennai - Another 20 deg morning ... 20.2 C (6:17am) .. the min. temp. is expected to rise from tomorrow.
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia, Baroda 11.30am, Sunny; after a long time could see patches of passing clouds from north west direction.