- Cherrapunji (Meghalaya) - 251 cm (Annual around 1200)
- Car Nicobar (A&N Islands) - 120 cm (Annual around 300 cm)
- Port Blair (A&N Islands) - 114 cm (Annual around 350 cm)
- Silchar (Assam) - 85 cm (Annual around 350)
- Passighat (Arunachal Pradesh) - 83 cm (Annual around 450)
- Kochi AP (Kerala) - 77 cm (Annual around 350 cm)
- North Lakhimpur (Assam) - 73 cm (Annual around 350)
- Punalur (Kerala) - 71 cm (Annual around 300)
- Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) - 71 cm (Annual around 350)
- Gangtok (Sikkim) - 69 cm (Annual around 400)
- Jorhat (Assam) - 68 cm (Annual around 250)
- Lengpui (Mizoram) - 67 cm (Annual around 250)
- Jalpaiguri (West Bengal) - 66 cm (Annual around 350 cm)
- Shillong (Meghlaya) - 65 cm (Annual around 250 cm)
- Kottayam (Kerala) - 62 cm (Annual around 300)
- Coochbehar (West Bengal) - 60 cm (Annual around 350)
- Coonoor (Tamil Nadu) - 53 cm (Annual around 175)
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Shanghai's urban areas have recorded just 132.9 mm of rainfall since the beginning of this year, the lowest level since 1873, said the report.
Shanghai already experienced a dry and cold winter last year, with the the lowest average temperatures recorded in the city since 1978, the report said.
Mumbai, May 30, 2011
With the IPL-4 season having drawn to a close, bookies across the city have moved on to their next target: rainfall. On Sunday, the city’s bookies opened rates for the amount of rainfall Mumbai would witness from June to September, with every millimetre of rainfall expected to fetch more than Rs1.5 crore.
Bookies expect a business of approximately Rs3,500 crore this monsoon and predict that the city would witness a seasonal rainfall of around 2,100-mm.
In a first, bookies have opened seasonal rainfall (the total rainfall from June to September) rates for not just Colaba, but also Santacruz.
Bookies have also opened rates for monthly rainfall (in individual months, beginning June and ending September) in Colaba. “In case of Santacruz, we have only opened seasonal rainfall rates and not monthly, as this is the first time we have placed bets for rains expected in the suburbs. Depending on the response, we will decide if we should open monthly rainfall rates in Santacruz from next season,” said a bookie on condition of anonymity.
Sources said that bookies from Delhi, Indore, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Jaipur and Kolkata had come to Mumbai to open rates for rainfall in the city.
“Bets not only come from Mumbai or from within the country, but even from Dubai, Sharjah and Pakistan,” said the bookie.
He added that most high-profile bookies have internet-enabled mobile phones and they update themselves on the rainfall figures released by the weather bureau everyday, even while travelling across the city.
Bookies expect the monsoon to arrive in Mumbai between June 11 and June 13. “Experts in opening rates for Mumbai rains are keeping a track on when the monsoon arrives in Andaman and Nicobar, and Kerala,” the bookie said. “After the monsoon arrives, the rates would be updated depending on the rainfall the city receives,” he added.
By Ted Thornhill, Daily Mail
The amazing natural phenomena caused a huge stir with locals, some of whom had lived in the area for over 50 years and never seen one.
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Let's twist again: The huge Avoca Beach waterspout was filmed from the air passing dramatically near built-up areas
Powerful: The waterspout throws up spray as it moves across the sea
Local Tracey Boxsell, told 9 News: ‘Someone knows a man who has lived here from when he was five, and he is now in his 60s, and he has never seen anything like this.
Waterspouts are created when tornadoes develop over the sea.
Water sight: Residents near Avoca Beach said they hadn't seen anything like this before
Speedy: Waterspouts can move at 80mph across the water
Layers of cool air blowing over the water cause warm, moist air to sweep up from underneath and form a column of condensation. They can move as fast as 80 miles an hour, and inside winds can spiral from 60-120 miles an hour.
The 'water twisters' can last up to half an hour and posed a considerable threat to boats and aircraft - they are also known to damage coral reefs. They are most common in the Florida Keys, where there can be as many as 500 each year - though there are also around 15 reported every year off the coast of the British Isles.
Like tornadoes, they can often pick up and transport strange objects. A Canadian waterspout once carried lizards across the sea and dropped them in Montreal. In Providence, Rhode Island, a waterspout even caused fish to rain down - which the people below promptly sold. The Avoca Beach twisters came as forecasters warned of heavy rain and flash-flooding along the Sydney coast.