Wednesday, August 17, 2011
All India SWM Rainfall from 01.06.2011 to 14.08.2011 (75 days) ... http://ow.ly/65g3s
Monsoon friendly La Nina conditions has been predicted to return to the equatorial east Pacific. !!
An ongoing heavy spell in north-west and East India has cut back the rain deficit for the country as a whole to two per cent on Tuesday.
The deficit had reached six per cent after July ended up in the red to the extent of 14 per cent.
Monsoon flows have since bounced back smartly, bringing in back-up showers first in central India before cutting loose over west and north-west India.
The deficit in Gujarat, the worst affected after the monsoon played truant in the first phase, has since reduced drastically, and so too in central and east-central India.
The position is still weak over east and northeast India, apart from peninsular India. But a fresh spell of rains is expected over the west coast, central and north peninsular over the next week, according to an update from India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Global models too had hinted about this possibility from last week, signalling a flare-up along the south Andhra Pradesh coast, that translate into some rains for Vidarbha and Telengana as well.
If this were to happen, this would make for the best spatially distributed rain profile in the short-to-medium history of monsoons on show.
The IMD said that the interaction between a prevailing monsoon low-pressure area over Haryana and a western disturbance would continue to rain it heavily down over north-west India on Wednesday.
In fact, the “low” had caused the eastern end of the monsoon trough to shift to the foothills of the Himalayas. This is expected to bring heavy rains over east and north-east India over the next two days.
Active monsoon conditions over northwest and east India and freshly forecast rains across the west coast come in the background of friendly La Nina conditions having been predicted to return to the equatorial east Pacific
Chennai - Heavy T.shower is slowly drifting South along S-W, W corridor .. Heavy showers now moving into Tambaram to Chengelpet zone.
Chennai - as suspected Heavy rain is drifting SOUTH and not going to cross Chennai center and cross into Sea as of now 3:06pm
Chennai - 2:40pm, Super Rain now approaching Chennai from W-N-W... Like yesterday the Rains may drift South leaving Chennai center DRY
Chennai - Heavy T.cell over N-W of Chennai at 50km from center is consolidating and NO movement seen. Heavy rain in that zone now 2:02pm
Showers over E.central, Foot hills and N-E states will cease from 21-Aug.
Heavy afternoon rain forecast for Andhra coast, N.Tamilnadu coast including Chennai till 22-Aug.
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia, Baroda 10.00am, Torrential downpour battered yestday eve & night, Today, it is sunny and no rain so far.
Chennai - N-W, around 60km from center is already having good T.cells., Today city has a 90% chance of Rain before 6pm.
Chennai - Had a clear day till 12:15pm, and now 1:19pm we have good Sea breeze from East and Cloud formation has started. 34.4 C (12:45pm)
Chennai - for the past 2 days most of the Heavy showers did not cross into Chennai... skirted along W,S-W suburbs.