Monday, October 03, 2011
The monsoon withdrawal process continues to be stalled along the Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat alignment.
But the dry nortwesterlies fanning into the Bay of Bengal have cut a trough across the Bay, held in place by two circulations over Assam and Meghalaya to the northeast and north Tamil Nadu in the southwest.
This trough coupled with an east-west shear zone (featuring opposing winds in the higher levels) over the south peninsula has been causing some weather in the region.
Global models suggested the trough would move closer to the coast and bring more organised rains into peninsular later during the week.
An India Meteorological Department (IMD) update said that the 24 hours ending Sunday morning saw fairly widespread rainfall being reported from Andaman and Nicobar Islands from the remnant monsoon circulation.
The rains were scattered over the Northeastern States, Madhya Maharashtra, interior Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Isolated rain fell over the western Himalayan region, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Konkan, Goa and Kerala.
Meanwhile, northwest India too is expected to witness its share of weather with the arrival of a western disturbance later during the week.
The IMD said that the westerly system would affect western Himalayan region and adjoining plains from Tuesday.
A forecast valid until Wednesday said that the remnant monsoon circulation would continue to cause fairly widespread rain or thundershowers over Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Fairly widespread rain or thundershower would also occur over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura on Monday and Tuesday.
Scattered rain or thundershowers are likely over the rest of the Northeastern States, sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim.
Towards the south, scattered have been forecast over Konkan, Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, south Andhra Pradesh, interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep.
@aditya_ug >> Due to upcoming circulation along S.Andhra coast on 5-Oct.. Final S-W showers possible for Karnataka coast, Goa from 6-Oct
Due to upcoming circulation along S.Andhra coast.. heavy T.showers possible for S.andhra, N. Tamilnadu, N. TN coast, S.Karnataka till 7-Oct
RT @aditya_ug: @weatherofindia light drizzle in Mumbai at 11. Sun is out and bright again! The heat is killing!
Dry north-westerly winds are prevailing over northwest and central India in lower levels
On 2-Oct, Highest maximum temperature of 38.9°C was recorded at
Nellore (Andhra Pradesh)
Nellore (Andhra Pradesh)
After 120 days of South West Monsoon, we finally have a winner and it is Amagaon from Karnataka. The legend Cherrapunji managed to cross 6000 mm mark. Amagaon & Hulikal were clear winners in 2011 SWM season.I will still continue to rank the toppers in North East Monsoon too. From Tamil Nadu, Chinna Kallar made the list with 4800 mm rainfall. Watch out for this place in NEM. It gets rains in NEM too.
Rainfall in mm's (Min 4000 mm)
- Amagaon (Karnataka) - 8965
- Hulikal (Karnataka) - 8311
- Amboli (Maharashtra) - 7449
- Kollur (Karnataka) - 7427
- Agumbe (Karnataka) - 7405
- Gaganbawada (Maharashtra) - 6900
- Gavali (Karnataka) - 6775
- Sangameshwar (Maharashtra) - 6698
- Mulshi Dam (Maharashtra) - 6471
- Mahabaleshwar (Maharashtra) - 6464
- Cherrapunji (Meghalaya) - 6140
- Patagon Dam (Maharashtra) - 6027
- Kasari Dam (Maharashtra) - 5870
- Bhira (Maharashtra) - 5725
- Kerveshe (Karnataka) - 5696
- Radhanagri Dam (Maharashtra) - 5421
- Koyna Dam (Maharashtra) - 5419
- Kadra (Karnataka) - 5325
- Lonavala Dam (Maharashtra) - 5318
- Siddapura (Karnataka) - 5289
- Gerosoppa (Karnataka) - 5206
- Tillari (Maharashtra) - 5066
- Gorkhana (Karnataka) - 5038
- Mandangad (Maharashtra) - 4840
- Ajekar (Karnataka) - 4820
- Valpoi (Goa) - 4817
- Dapoli (Maharashtra) - 4813
- Chinna Kallar (Tamil Nadu) - 4800
- Chiplun (Maharashtra) - 4690
- Vaibhavwadi (Maharshtra) - 4638
- Rajapur (Maharashtra) - 4542
- Kankavli (Maharashtra) - 4534
- Bhagamandala (Karnataka) - 4532
- Tulshi Lake (Maharashtra) - 4526
- Sawantwadi (Maharashtra) - 4480
- Mhasla (Maharashtra) - 4445
- Karkala (Karnataka) - 4422
- Lanja (Maharashtra) - 4402
- Matheran (Maharashtra) - 4400
- Walwand (Maharashtra) - 4393
- Ratnagiri (Maharashtra) - 4369
- Dodamarg (Maharashtra) - 4291
- Quepem (Goa) - 4285
- Sudhgad (Maharashtra) - 4282
- Bhatkal (Karnataka) - 4266
- Radhanagri (Maharashtra) -4262
- Vadakara (Kerala) - 4231
- Malvan (Maharashtra) - 4219
- Tala (Mahrashtra) - 4170
- Kudal (Maharashtra) - 4078
- Honavar (Karnataka) - 4073
- Pawna (Maharashtra) - 4057
- Sanguem (Goa) - 4047
- Ponda (Goa) - 4042
- Kottigehara (Karnataka) - 4031
- Udupi (Karnataka) - 4026
- Khed (Maharashtra) - 4002
Apart from the above places, the rank of India's Major Cities (Population above 2 million) for the SWM are as follows
Rainfall in mm SWM total
- Mumbai – 3155
- Kolkata – 1403
- Bhopal - 1266
- Surat – 1218
- Lucknow – 1046
- Indore - 982
- Nagpur – 911
- Patna - 871
- Pune – 803
- Chennai – 789
- Ahmedabad – 728
- Jaipur – 675
- Delhi – 622
- Bangalore – 540
- Hyderabad – 528
For Chennai monsoon (NEM) is yet to begin, i am sure it will end second in the list behind for the year behind Mumbai.
Region wise SWM Toppers
With limited available data, the following are the region wise toppers (Rainfall in mm SWM total)
1.Dharmashala (Himachal Pradesh) - 3180
2.Dehradun (Uttranchal)- 2426
3.Jammu (Kashmir) - 1238
1. Guna (Madhya Pradesh) - 1825
2.Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh) - 1692
3.Raipur (Chhattisgarh) - 1562
North East India
1.Cherrapunji (Meghalaya) - 6140
2.Chouldhowaghat (Assam) - 3026
1.Buxaduar (West Bengal) - 3380
2.Darjeeling (West Bengal) -2657
3.Gangtok (Sikkim) - 2540
North West India
1.Kaprada (Gujarat) - 2811
2.Pardi (Gujarat) - 2476
3.Umerpada (Gujarat) - 2441
4.Mt Abu (Rajasthan) - 2050
1.Amboli (Maharashtra) - 7449
2.Gaganbawada (Maharashtra) - 6900
3.Sangameshwar (Maharashtra) - 6698
4.Mulshi Dam (Maharashtra) - 6471
5.Mahabaleshwar (Maharashtra) - 6464
6.Patagon Dam (Maharashtra) - 6027
1.Amagaon (Karnataka) - 8965
2.Hulikal (Karnataka) - 8311
3.Agumbe (Karnataka) - 7405
4.Kollur (Karnataka) - 7427
1.Maya Bundar (Anadaman) -3788
2.Long Island (Andaman) -2579
3.Port Blair (Andaman) -2297