Monday, August 06, 2012

Monsoon depression 060812

From this chart of China Meteorological Agency it is evident that the depression formed over head bay moved into into inland.  Rainfall will be realised in WB, Odisha, MP North AP etc

Saola and Damrey Approach China

Two severe storms, Damrey and Saola, made landfall in southeastern China within hours of each other on August 3, 2012. The first storm to arrive, Damrey, came ashore in Jiangsu Province. Saola made landfall in Fujian Province. The storms could ultimately affect coastal areas in 10 provinces, Xinhua News Agency warned.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image of the storms as they approached the China coast on August 2, 2012.
Saola’s clouds engulfed Taiwan, but the storm looked less organized than it had the day before. The smaller storm, Damrey, sported a distinct eye, and actually packed stronger winds on August 2. The U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) reported that Saola had maximum sustained winds of 45 knots (85 kilometers per hour) and gusts up to 55 knots (100 kilometers per hour). Meanwhile, Damrey had sustained winds of 75 knots (140 kilometers per hour) and gusts up to 90 knots (165 kilometers per hour).
As the storms approached the coast, Chinese authorities urged local governments to watch the storms closely and warn residents of danger as quickly as possible, China Daily reported on August 2. Located between the projected storm tracks, Shanghai made emergency preparations for the coming storms, and tens of thousands of fishing boats were ordered to return to port.
By the time it made landfall in southeastern China, Saola had already caused widespread damage in the Philippines and Taiwan. News reports placed the combined death toll at more than 40. In China, Damrey and Saola downed power lines, forced the cancellation of dozens of flights, and prompted the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of residents.

RT @aash_tvm: Now Raining at #trivandrum #kerala @weatherofindia (7:11pm)

Mahabalipuram zone got 2 rounds of showers till 7pm today.
5:15pm, Now a strong shower is sweeping Zones South of Chengelpet, Tamilnadu .. and moving towards sea.

RT @chakrasampath: @weatherofindia Raining heavily in Marathahalli / Whitefield area of Bangalore. (5:16pm)

RT @iaravindh: @weatherofindia its raining cats and dogs in bangalore (4:47pm)
For next 24/48hrs .. Heavy & widespread rains will continue along Maharastra coast & Karnataka coast, N.kerala ..

Heavy rains forecast for S,S-W,W, central.Madhyapradesh for next 2 days..

From 7-Aug,evening showers will push into E.Gujarat, S-E,E.Rajasthan ... will persist till 10-Aug..

From 8/9-Aug.. showers will push into N.Madhyapradesh .

Showers along N.Tamilnadu coast, S.Andhra coast will persist and COLA suggests a spike in rain from 10-Aug.. 
RT @afdhelaw: My last #rain obsessed tweet. Hehe!! Driving in #kerala and in rain. إن شاء الله will be safe (3:46pm)

RT @albinantony: #rain its not enough for #idukki to fulfil our energy needs #kerala . very slight rain @Idukki #weather #climate #monsoon

Like the low level circulation the upper level circulation is also lying over the same zone ...

The Upper level circulation will track West and vanish over E.Gujarat & S-W.Madhyapradesh on 8/9-Aug..

IMD-GFS is hinting a UAC along S.Andhra coast and #Chennai coast on 11/12-Aug .. If it materializes more rains ahead !
#chennai - 4:13pm, drizzling now over Pallavaram zone.
Today, the LOW is seen over N.Chatisgarh and  E.Madhyapradesh ..

Good offshore trough can be seen along S-W coast upto N.Kerala coast .. And will persist for  another 3 days ...

Models suggest that present LOW over E.Madhyapradesh will persist around in that zone for another 2/3 days..

Today, Low level circulation associated with LOW can be seen over N.Chatisgarh & E.Madhyapradesh ...

And strong S-W monsoon winds are reaching Maharastra coast, Karnataka coast and even into Kerala ..

The low level circulation over E.Madhyapradesh is expected to track West and reach E.Rajasthan on 8-Aug..

From 8 to 10-Aug, the low level circulation will vanish over N.MAdhyapradesh & W.Uttarpradesh ..

COLA model suggests that the low level circulation may persist over N.Madhyapradesh & W.Uttarpradesh till 12-Aug.. 
Today, Very High Vertical.V seen over N,N-E.Tamilnadu, S.Andhra & #Chennai .. HEAVY rains ahead .. may last till 3am..

#chennai - 3:27pm, HUMID & Warm with good cloud formations. Already rains seen over S,S-W Suburbs now ! More rains ahead till midnight.
2:30pm, Heavy & widespread rains all along Coastal Maharastra, Karnataka coast & upto N.Kerala ...

2:30pm, Scattered Fresh showers seen over E.India, Widespread & Heavy rain over Most of Madhyapradesh ...

RT @afdhelaw: Never looks more beautiful than when it #rain 's. #kerala #home (2:42pm)

RT @arpankh228: #Rain in #Mumbai again! (2:28pm)

RT @payalsavla11: so glad to be in my car at this very moment to enjoy the heavy rain n not getting drenched #Mumbai

RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia Bangalore 1.00 PM, Cloudy sky, cool and pleasant. Moderate rain yestday evening.. a pic 
RT @NASA: #MSL: Here's a better picture where you can see the @MarsCuriosity shadow  in Gale Crater on Mars

More images coming down from Mars curiosity .. 

Curiosity has safely landed on Mars

Breaking News :: Curiosity has safely landed on Mars !

RT @marscuriosity: I'm safely on the surface of Mars. GALE CRATER I AM IN YOU!!! #MSL (11:02am)

RT @marscuriosity: You asked for pics from my trip. Here you go! My 1st look of my new home... MARS! #MSL (11:13am)