Saturday, July 02, 2011

Chennai - more heavy rains now 10:59pm over polichalur zone:) non stop for more than one hour now
Chennai - Most of the T.shower has now 10:28pm crossing into sea ... Still sharp showers continue over Polichalur zone.
RT @9Arati: Its raining thundering in chennai. After a hot and tiring day the rain sound of it is a blessing
RT @sanjeevirao: @weatherofindia Rain stopped Kunrathur porur area. But power cut. (10:23pm)
Chennai - Heavy T.shower continues over Polichalur zone (10:10pm)
RT @ssrivatsan: Lightning, thunder and heavy rain Chennai (10:06pm)
RT @aaroo4: Yet again I walk in home n rains :) chennai
Chennai - Heavy T.shower continue even now 9:59pm over Polichalur zone... Showers are crossing S. Chennai now.
Chennai - 9:47pm, Showers has become heavier now over Polichalur zone
RT @sanjeevirao: @weatherofindia Chennai Moderate rainfall with thunder in n around Anakaputtur/Porur?Kunrathur. (9:46pm)
Chennai - the present Shower will cross entire S. Chennai from W-S-W and will cross into Sea .. rain will have high winds, will travel fast.
Chennai - Heavy showers now over Sriperampudur, Poonamalle zone.
Chennai - A sudden cloud formation over S-W of city ... now 9:32pm it's raining over Polichalur zone.
Chennai - a small sharp shower is approaching Western suburbs of City .. now 8:40pm at 30 km away from center.
RT @Gokz87: @weatherofindia Now in Villupuram. Jus Just drizzling here :)
@sanjeevirao >> Chennai - Today the Rain window is open till 12am OR as long as the wind is from S-E or East. At present the wind is S-S-E
@sanjeevirao >> Chennai - .. this'll not bring showers for City.. we are monitoring for Cloud formation over W-N-W...
@sanjeevirao >> Chennai - Today's cloud formation were concentrated over S-W of city, but we have stiff sea breeze from S-S-E ..
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia Baroda 5.25pm, Sunny, hot and humid day.. passing clouds but SWM rain still eludes this region.
Chennai - Only low level sea breeze today so far... now 5:21pm almost ZERO low cloud formation seen. Chance of rain has become very low.
Super rain on evening of 1-Jul over N. Tamilnadu ...
Peninsula may not gain much from reviving monsoon ...
Poor rainfall in peninsula, western region hits cotton, oilseeds sowing ..
Chennai - now 4:05pm, cloud formation over S,S-W Chennai are gettting heavy.
Monsoon rains displace over hundred Tripura families ...
Gujarat unperturbed by delay in monsoon ...

Poor rainfall in peninsula, western region hits cotton, oilseeds sowing

Poor monsoon rains across the contiguous stretch covering Vidarbha, Marathwada (in Maharashtra), North Interior Karnataka, Rayalaseema, Telangana and coastal Andhra Pradesh (AP) — plus the whole of Gujarat — have impacted planting of cotton and oilseeds in the current kharif season.
According to data compiled by the Agriculture Ministry, farmers have sown only 35.17 lakh hectares (lh) under cotton against a corresponding coverage of 45.19 lh during this period last year.
Acreages are lower in Maharashtra (5.31 lh versus 13.89 lh), AP (4.76 lh versus 6.04 lh) and Gujarat (4.55 lh versus 7.08 lh), while being higher in the irrigated North-West belt of Punjab (5.75 lh versus 5.59 lh), Haryana (5.98 lh versus 4.92 lh) and North Rajasthan (4.30 lh versus 3.33 lh).
“The dry spell so far is a concern, though farmers have a sowing window till July 20 in Vidarbha, Marathwada and Gujarat and going up to the first week of August in AP,” said Dr K. R. Kranthi, Director, Central Institute for Cotton Research at Nagpur.
According to him, the rains are required mainly during the 4-5 days between sowing and germination. “Once germination happens, the sapling can manage without rains for 10-15 days by subsisting on the moisture from the soil,” he noted, adding that the next of couple weeks are crucial for the country's rain-fed cotton crop.
The same is the case with oilseeds, especially groundnut — where the area covered till now, at 8.63 lh, is below last year's corresponding 13.46 lh. Gujarat (3.76 lh versus 8.10 lh) and AP (1.24 lh versus 2.91 lh) have both reported declines.
There has been a huge dip, likewise, in Maharashtra's soyabean area, from 8.53 lh to 3.46 lh. In Madhya Pradesh, data are still awaited from the State Government, even as Mr Rajesh Agrawal of the Indore-based Soyabean Processors' Association of India estimated 50 per cent of sowing to have been completed in most of the State, barring the Indore division. “We have time till July 15, after which yields might get affected,” he pointed out.
All this is reflective of how the monsoon has behaved: While the all-India average rainfall has been 11 per cent above ‘normal' in June, it has been well below par in Gujarat (-88 per cent), Saurashtra-Kutch (-74 per cent), Marathwada (-53 per cent), Vidarbha (-18 per cent), Telangana (-43 per cent), Rayalaseema (-25 per cent), coastal AP (-30 per cent) and North Interior Karnataka (-14 per cent).
Rains seen picking up
The somewhat good news is the India Meteorological Department's forecast of rains picking up over Central India from Wednesday. The favourable upper air level conditions generated by a ‘Madden-Julian Oscillation' are seen to bring some life-savings showers to coastal AP, Rayalaseema, Telangana and Vidarbha – though not strong enough to cover the rest of Maharashtra, north interior Karnataka or Gujarat.
Moreover, even this emerging wet spell may not last long in the absence of any depression or low pressure system in the Bay of Bengal. Global models do not indicate the initiation of any such activity in the Bay during the coming week as well as the week to follow. And that may not be really good news.
Taken from

Peninsula may not gain much from reviving monsoon

The revival of monsoon is expected to translate into rains mainly across the west coast, central India and parts of east peninsular India.
This is because there is no support forthcoming from the Bay of Bengal in the form of strong lows or depressions.
But there are indications that a cyclonic circulation may materialise over the head Bay of Bengal and adjoining east coast and Gangetic West Bengal early next week.
It may go on to expand into a trough covering the whole of central India and even extending into Gujarat.
Going forward, the trough is seen moving further west, with some rain indicated for south Gujarat, Saurashtra and the Mumbai-Konkan belt.
Meanwhile, the heavy to very heavy rains continued over east India and parts of north-west India until Friday morning and are expected to continue, an update from India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday.
A weather warning valid for the next two days said that isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya and coastal Karnataka.
Heavy rainfall has been forecast over Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Gangetic West Bengal, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh.
Satellite imagery on Friday afternoon showed the presence of convective (rain-bearing) clouds over parts of Punjab, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura.
These clouds were also spotted over east-central and southeast Arabian Sea, north and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, which is an indication of a rain-friendly Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) wave in operation.
Meanwhile, the land-based seasonal across northwest and southeast India has pulled itself back to the foot hills of Himalayas, indicating the weak phase of the monsoon.
This trough can revert back to its normal position to the south when it gets linked with a ‘low' that forms in the Bay, of which there is no immediate indication.
An offshore trough continued to run down from south Maharashtra coast to Kerala coast. This is what is preventing the monsoon from going into a classical ‘break phase' - a prolonged intra-seasonal dry phase.
Meanwhile, forecast valid until Monday said that widespread rain or thundershowers would break out over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim and the North-eastern States.
It would be fairly widespread over Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and along the west coast.
Scattered rain or thundershowers has been forecast over the remaining parts of the country outside Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, interior Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh where it would be isolated.

Again Kollur, Karnataka tops south India report with 14 cm…..

It is the only place in the country which has got continuous rainfall from June 2nd non stop. Whether monsoon is weak or strong.

Super rain on evening of 1-Jul over N. Tamilnadu

Rainfall occurred at most places over Coastal Karnataka ,  at many places over Kerala and South interior Karnataka and at a few places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh,Tamil Nadu and  North Interior Karnataka. Isolated rainfall occurred over Rayalaseema, Telangana and Lakshadweep.
The following stations recorded heavy rainfall in centimeters:
           Kallakurichi (Villupuram dt) and  Uthiramerur (Kancheepuram dt) 11 each, Mulki and Puttur (both Dakshina Kannada dt), Melalathur (Vellore dt) and Yercuad  10 each, Mudibidre (Dakshina Kannada dt), Uthangarai and (Krishnagiri dt) 9 each,  Bantwal and Mani (both Dakshina Kannada dt), Koondapur, Bhatkal and Kadra (all Udupi dt), Repalli (Guntur dt), Ambur (Vellore dt) and Ketty (Nilgiris dt) 8 each and  Karkala and Kota (both Udupi dt),  Karwar, Kaikalur (Krishna dt), Kamalapuram (Cudapah dt), Jayamkondam (Ariyalur dt), Gingee (Vilupuram dt) and Gudiyatham (Vellore dt) 7 each.

           The other chief amounts of rainfall recorded in centimeters are:
           Mangalur Airport, Mangalore, Udupi, Ammathy (Kodagu dt), Amalapuram (East Godavari dt),  Sriperumbudur (Kancheepuram dt), Kancheepuram and Tiruvannamalai 6 each, Kudulu (Kasargode dt), Dharmasthala (Dakshina Kannada dt), Panambur, Honavar, Shrirali, Yellapur (Uttara Kannada dt), Agumbe, Kudulu (Kasargode dt), Villupuram, Harur (Dharmapuri dt), Pochampalli and Thalli (both Krishnagiri dt) and  Krishnagiri  5 each, Ankola and Manki (both Uttara Kannada dt), Bhagamandala (Kodagu dt), Eluru (West Godavari dt), Tirupathi Airport,  Thriuvallur, Thamaripakkam (Tiruvallur dt), Tirukoilur ,Ulundurpet and Vanur (all Villupuram dt), Tirupattur and Vaniyambadi (both Vellore dt), Vellore, Hogenekal and Papireddipatti (both Dharmapuri dt),  Barur (Krishnagriri dt), Salem, Devakottai (Sivaganga dt), Peravurani (Thanjavur dt),  Tirumayam (Pudukottai dt), Arani and Cheyyar (both Tiruvannamalai dt) 4 each, Kumta (Uttara Kannada dt), Yadami (Gulbarga dt), Kushtagi (Koppal dt), Lakkavalli and Sringeri (both Chickmagalur dt), Madikeri, Periyapattana (Mysore dt), Huliyurdurga (Tumkur dt), Kannur, Thaliparamba (Kannur dt), Mavelikara (Alapuzha dt),  Koderu (West Godavari dt), Mangalagiri (Guntur dt), Gudivada (Krishna dt), Khammam, Sankarapuram (Villupuram dt), Alangayam and Sholingur (both Vellore dt), Penugondapuram (Krishnagiri dt), Coonoor, Illayankudi, Karaikudi and Tiruppathur (all Sivaganga dt), Cheyyur (Kancheepuram dt), Thriuvidaimaruthur (Thanjavur dt), Alangudi , Perungalur and Arantangi (all Pudukottai dt), R.S.Mangalam    ( Ramanathapuram dt), Chengam ,Vandavasi and Polur (all Tiruvannamalai dt) 3 each,  Gerusoppa (Uttara Kannada dt),  Londa (Belguam dt), Gauribidanur and Tondebhavi (both Chickbalapur dt), Jayapura and Kottigehra (both Chickmagalur dt), Sakleshpura Hassan dt), Madapur (Kodagu dt), Hosanagar and Linganamakki (both Shimoga dt), Koratagere (Tumkur dt), Tumkur, Thalaserry (Kannur dt), Vadakara (Kozhikode dt), Chalakudy (Thirissur dt), Konni (Pathnamthitta dt), Paleru Bridge, Nuzvid and Vijayawada Airport (all Krishna dt), Machilipatnam,Parvathipuram (Vizianagaram dt), Patapatnam (Srikakulam dt), Ramanampet (Nalgonda dt),   Ponneri, R.K.Pet and Poondi (all Tiruvallur dt), Puducherry Airport, Tondi, Kaveripakkam and Walajapet (both Vellore dt), Kodaikanal, Kumbakonam and Orathanadu (both Thanjavur dt), Karambakudi (Pudukottai dt), Kamudhi and Tiruvadanai ( both Ramanathapuram dt) 2 each and Banavasi and Haliyal (both Uttara Kannada dt), Hungund (Bagalkote dt), Belguam Airport, Hangal (Haveri dt), Raichur, Kembhav ( Yadgir dt), Chamrajnagar, Kalasa, Kamardi and Koppa (all Chickmagalur dt), Halli Mysore (hassan dt), Harangi  and Napoklu (both Kodagu dt), Bangarpet (Kollar dt), Basaralu and Krishnarajasagara (both Mandya dt), Arasalu and Thalaguppa (both Shimoga dt), Gubbi and Sira (both Tumkur dt), Aminidivi, Irikkur (Kannur dt), Quilandy (Kozhikode dt), Vythiri and Ambalavayal (both Waynad dt), Nilambur (Malapuram dt), Kunnamkulam (Thrissur dt), Mancompu and Haripad (both Alapuzha dt), Gudur, Vinjamur  and Venkatagiri Town (all Nellore dt), Avanigadda (Krishna dt), Chintalapudi (West Godavari dt), Veeraghattam (Srikakulam dt), Podili (Prakasam dt), Tenali (Guntur dt),  Nalgonda, Suryapet (nalgonda dt), Mahabubnagar, Makthal (Mahabubnagar dt), Rajampet (Cudapah dt), Arogyavaram , Nandyal, Chennai Airport, Tiruttani, Pallipattu and Cholavaram (both Tiruvallur dt), Marakkanam (Villupuram dt), Arakonam (Vellore dt), Dharmapuri, Palacode, Pennagaram and Marandahalli (all Dharmapuri dt), Anchetty, Denkanikottai, Rayakottah and Shoolagiri (all Krishnagiri dt), Rasipuram (Namakkal dt), Omalur (Salem dt), Valparai, Thalavadi (Erode dt), Chittampatti and Melur (both Madurai dt), Manamadurai and Tiruppuvanam (both Sivaganga dt), Virudunagar, Pattukottai (Thanjavur dt) , Arimalam (Pudukottai dt), Pudukottai and Paramakudi (Ramanathapuram dt) 1 each.

RADAR :: Rainfall accumulation 24 hrs

Chennai - now 3:30pm having good ground level sea breeze from East.
Chennai - Today also we can expect a evening T.shower after 4pm ... now mild cloud formation can be seen. No sea breeze yet. !
Chennai - Not so hot today .. touched a max of 34.6 C (12:23pm).. but Humidity is on higher side. Wind is from W-N-W
Another N.Bay LOW or UAC will form on 5-Jul and expected to move in W-N-W direction ...
After the break .. Some heavy shower activity expected along Kerala coast from 4-Jul.. and may last till 7-Jul..
Entire S-E peninsula will be in for more afternoon showers from today till 7-Jul and beyond ... this will be the trend for this entire Month
Today again, evening showers for S. Karnataka, N. Tamilnadu and S. Andhra coast..
Today, heavy monsoon showers forecast all along Karnataka coast...
Monsoon slipping into weak phase: IMD ... it has already into weak phase ..