Tuesday, June 07, 2011

India Monsoon Rains Seen 2% Above Normal ... http://on.wsj.com/m4SL3t
RT @akshaydeoras: Max temperature of 38C reaches today in Nagpur.
"98A" - Moving West and will strengthen in 24 hrs then move N-N-W ... http://bit.ly/khIpOP

"98A" - Moving West and will strengthen in 24 hrs

Present position :: 18.3N , 70.9E
Wind :: 45 KmpH
Pressure :: 1004mb

COLA model predicts the system will linger around in that zone for next 48 hrs and strengthen slowly moving in N-N-W towards Pakistan coast skirting Gujarat coast as well on 11-Jun-2011.
IMD model also maintains more or less the same.
After 11-Jun the system is expected to again move WEST towards Oman on 12-Jun-2011.

This present may launch S-W monsoon over South Gujarat but Monsoon showers along S-W peninsula coast will be on lower side till 13/14-Jun-2011. It'll pick-up again from 15-Jun-2011.
When will Central Bay produce a circulation ? This is needed for next push / propelling of Monsoon into N. Bay and into East India.
Chennai - Cloud formations getting heavy from West, a Thunder cell can be seen over west. 6:21pm, Radar shows it.. http://ping.fm/u9s7T
RT @asury: @weatherofindia @bheemaupadhyaya "AS a keen observer I am sure KARNATAKA will hv plenty of rains ths. year"
Chennai - No rain threat yet for Chennai till 5:30pm
Chennai - Had a partly cloudy day till 2:30pm and now 4:33pm its getting cloudy. Touched a max of 37 deg C at 2:15pm
RT @bheemaupadhyaya: Rain gods not OK me tweeting about rain today, they withheld rains till now (4.30pm) at eCity Bangalore. Sunny now here
Chennai - "72mm rain in Chennai in 1 hour" on yesterday evening ... http://bit.ly/m21a1T
RT @LyndsayTWN: Great viewer lightning shot from this morning's thunderstorms in Brampton, Ontario. http://ping.fm/uCeGk
Mahabaleshwar: Scattered cloud cover.Sun is out after 2 days of rain. Expecting thunder showers later to-day.

- by Shiraz
IMD :: Northern limit of monsoon continues to pass through Dahanu, Nasik, Gulbarga, Anantapur, Nellore

72mm rain in Chennai in 1 hour

RT @rajugana: Baroda 10.45am, Yestday No rain 41-24C. It was Sultry, hot and humid. Today, again it is sulty and hot, with passing clouds.
RT @bheemaupadhyaya: Its a custom now, every evening it must rain somewhere in Bangalore. So preparation going on now :) @akshaydeoras
RT @bheemaupadhyaya: Bangalore South sky this evening... beautiful.. @weatherofindia http://ping.fm/d1Stl

Rain takes Chennai by surprise. Receives 72mm in less than a hour

Interior roads, including Arunachala Naicken Street at Chintadripet, flooded
— Photo: K. Pichumani.

SURREALISTIC LOOK: A slice of the rain-soaked city on Monday.

Heavy rain that lasted over an hour caught people unawares in many parts of the city and suburbs on Monday evening.

The Meteorological Department in Nungambakkam registered 70.2 mm of rainfall during the 12-hour period ending 8.30 p.m. This is much mor e than the monthly average of 53.7 mm. Meenambakkam recorded 46 mm of rainfall during the same period. The sharp showers came after a sultry day as Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam recorded a maximum temperature of 38.4 degree Celsius and 38.8 degree Celsius, one degree above the average temperature this month. Several localities in and around the city, including Aminjikarai, Anna Nagar, T.Nagar, Koyambedu and Pallikaranai, experienced heavy showers accompanied by loud thunder. Some interior roads, including Arunachala Naicken Street at Chintadripet, were flooded. Besides affecting the traffic on arterial roads, many bus services were also hit.

The scattered materials near the Metro Rail project site at Kathipara junction following rains aggravated the traffic snarl on the stretch. Traffic was thrown out of gear for a couple of hours around Guindy and Saidapet with vehicles piling up for prolonged period of time. Murky sky and heavy showers around 7 p.m. took motorists by surprise and many of them took shelter under trees and shops. V.S. Rajkumar, a resident of Nerkundram, said “I had to wait at a teashop for almost 20 minutes until the rain subsided.” Residents of southern suburbs such as Medavakkam, Perungudi, Sholinganallur and Velachery complained of power cut for almost an hour.

Officials of the Meteorological Department said heavy downpour within an hour was caused by thunderstorm activity. However, such rainfall in June was not unusual. Last year, 53.4 mm of rain was registered in 24 hour period on June 28.

The highest recorded rainfall in a single day was 347.9 mm on June 14, 1996. (Which was accompanied by Tropical Storm) The department forecasts that the rain or thundershower would occur in some areas of the city and the maximum temperature would be 39 degree Celsius.

Source: Hindu