Thursday, August 04, 2011

RT @sirajsoft: Mild Rain and cool breeze in Velachery Chennai (9:47pm)
RT @grajagrajagraja: @weatherofindia rain in chindatripet egmore chennai (9:47pm)
RT @ranganaathan: even in T-Nagar, drizziling . 9:37pm
Chennai - today at last Rain is here over Polichalur, Pammal zone .. 9:37pm
Chennai - now 7:55pm for the past 1hr we have good sea breeze from S-E... Cloud formation can be seen over West at 65km from center

Tamil Nadu Rainfall Toppers during SWM 2011

The two giants have occupied the first two spots clearly shows that in TN, Chinna Kallar and Devala has no fair competitors. Upper Kodayar and Upper Bhavani have got very less compared to is normal rains.

Rainfall in mm from 1.6.2011 to 4.8.2011
  1. Chinnakallar (Coimbatore) - 2817
  2. Devala (Nilgiris) - 2191
  3. Sholayar (Coimbatore) - 1740
  4. Valparai (Coimbatore) - 1573
  5. Parsons Valley (Nilgiris) - 1549
  6. Naduvattam (Nilgiris) - 1314
  7. Upper Bhavani (Nilgris) - 1288
  8. Porthimund (Nilgiris) - 1270
  9. Periyar Dam (Theni) - 953
  10. Emerland (Nilgiris) - 798
  11. Upper Kodayar (Kanyakumari) - 740
  12. Glenmorgan (Nilgiris) - 733
  13. Pykara (Nilgiris) - 621
  14. Lower Kodayar (Kanyakumari) - 592
  15. Tiruvallur - 390
This year, Less showers for Pakistan so far this year !! ??

Rajasthan dries up as rains build over S. India

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) expects the monsoon trough to shift to normal position on Thursday amid an ongoing bout of frequent north to south oscillations.
What should presumably anchor the eastern end of the trough, at present, is a persisting upper air cyclonic circulation over north-west Bay of Bengal.


The axis of the trough on Wednesday evening had already dipped into east-central Bay, around the normal. The offshore trough along the west coast has also been persisting. This combination is sufficient to fuel a rain wave along the west coast and into east, central and adjoining peninsula for the next three days, the IMD said in its outlook.
But western disturbances over Jammu and Kashmir have exited to the east ruling out the possibility of interactive rains in combination with easterlies from the Bay of Bengal. The main casualty would be west Rajasthan, which is forecast to witness mainly dry conditions through the weekend and into early next.


A weather warning issued by the IMD and valid for the next two days said that isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall would break out over Orissa, Konkan, Goa, coastal Karnataka, Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh. Isolated heavy rainfall has also been forecast over Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, east Madhya Pradesh, north coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala.
Fairly widespread rain or thundershowers would occur over Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, east, central and adjoining peninsular India, the North-eastern States and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Scattered rain or thundershowers would occur over remaining parts of the country except west Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu where it may be isolated. A longer term forecast valid until Monday said that fairly widespread rainfall would occur over many parts of the country except parts of northwest and interior peninsular India where it would be isolated to scattered.
Meanwhile, the 24 hours ending Wednesday morning saw widespread rainfall being reported from the west coast, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, coastal Andhra Pradesh, interior Karnataka and Lakshadweep.


It was fairly widespread over Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, Assam, Meghalaya, east Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Mainly scattered rains were reported from Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, west Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Rayalaseema, Vidarbha and Madhya Maharashtra and isolated over rest parts of the country except west Rajasthan, the IMD said.
Chennai - This strong S-W wind has not allowed the Sea breeze to set in for the past 3 days... it's happening today as well ! Wait till 6pm
Chennai - Skies clearing now 3:17pm.. temp. is 34.3 C.. NO sea breeze yet, Only strong wind from S-W.
The present Circulation over E.MP and Jharkand will intensify and travel W-N-W and will be over Delhi on 8/9-Aug..
Analysis show 3 low level circulations, 1. over E.MP and Jharkand, 2. S. Madhyapradesh and 3. E.Gujarat ..

Rajan's Take: Climate Change: Breath More Safely Now: Indian Nuclear plants can withstand disasters

Rajan's Take: Climate Change: Breath More Safely Now: Indian Nuclear plants can withstand disasters
For next 24 to 48hrs, heavy rain forecast for Madhyapradesh, Uttarpradesh, Including Delhi and almost entire E.central India
On Today and Tomorrow, Evening showers are forecast for N.Tamilnadu and S.Andhra coast including Chennai.. These rain may vanish after 5-Aug
Today as well V.velocity is high along W.Bay, Andhra coast .. So afternoon T.showers forecast along these zone..
IMD :: East, central and adjoining peninsular India will experience increased rainfall activity during next 2­ to 3 days

Breath Safe Now: Indian Nuclear plants can withstand disasters

A nuclear safety review has concluded that Indian nuclear plants will be able to withstand "extreme natural events" like tsunamis, cyclones, floods and dam breaks.

The government informed Parliament that after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) had set up six taskforces to review safety features in Indian nuclear plants. 

"These taskforces have revisited the safety of all nuclear power plants and found that Indian nuclear power reactors have sufficient margins and features in the design to withstand high intensity earthquakes and tsunami," the government said.

RT @konsultramesh: Rains in Delhi. (12:24pm)
RT @manikandsharma: RT @NR_Tatvamasi: Chennai-pallikaranai reserve marsh land to be upgraded, 3 crore tree planting scheme at cost of 45 cr
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia Baroda 9.45am, Dark clouds from SW, overcast sky, no rain so far, a pic

Sangameshwar crosses 5000 mm and overtakes Kollur for the race of wettest place during SWM 2011

What a rainfall Sangameshwar had in 2011. Kollur was leading Sangameshwar by more than 1000 mm during mid July. In last 5 days, Sangameshwar has got 840 mm and it was enough to overtake Kollur. The much famed Cherrapunji got 250 mm today. Will its legendery rainfall start, we can see that by end of September. I have missed noting down many places such as Tamini, Lonavala and Koyna.

Rainfall Toppers from 01.06.2011 to 03.08.2011 (64 days)

Rainfall in mm's
  1. Sangameshwar (Maharashtra) - 5036
  2. Kollur (Karnataka) - 4982
  3. Gaganbawada (Maharashtra) - 4485
  4. Agumbe (Karnataka) - 4439
  5. Mahabaleshwar (Maharashtra) - 3600
  6. Kadra (Karnataka) - 3576
  7. Rajapur (Maharashtra) - 3507
  8. Cherrapunji (Meghalaya) - 3488
  9. Ratnagiri (Maharashtra) - 3324
  10. Bhira (Maharashtra) - 3312
  11. Lanja (Maharashtra) - 3280
  12. Quepem (Goa) - 3255
  13. Siddapura (Karnataka) - 3217
  14. Gersoppa (Karnataka) - 3177
  15. Valopi (Goa) - 3153