SUPER TYPHOON 08W (NEOGURI), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 246 NM SOUTH-
SOUTHWEST OF KADENA AB, OKINAWA, JAPAN HAS TRACKED NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD AT 10 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 071200Z IS 40 FEET.
he outer spiral bands of Super Typhoon Neoguri are pounding the Japanese Ryukyu Islands, which include Okinawa, as the mighty storm heads north-northwest at 12 mph towards Japan.
"As per the latest reports of sowing of kharif crops, kharif sowing area has crossed 182.40 lakh hectare," an official statement said. Total Kharif sowing in the year-ago period stood at 318.90 lakh hectares in the year-ago period.
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) latest model forecasts provided some stunning news. The much touted “Super El Nino” just mysteriously dissipated into mid-air, leaving La Nina like conditions. Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) in Nino3.4 areas are plunging and expected to turn negative within this month and the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) have bounced back to be La Nina like as seen above!!
The very fact that the IMD has to keep on reiterating every day that it may be too early to panic suggest that the spectre of drought is increasing as a strong probability, if not prevailing already.
While there is much merit to IMD’s argument that the seasonal rainfall may in the end turn out not very far from their revised forecast of 93% of LPA, with July-Sept making up for the June deficiency, even so, there is every reason already to panic, at least on the agricultural front.Read more: http://devconsultancygroup.blogspot.in/2014/07/its-time-imd-should-snap-out-of-denial.html
Okinawa will likely see the worst impact from the storm Monday night with rainfall rates of 50 mm (2 inches) or greater per hour at times, sustained winds as high as 225 kph (140 mph) with occasional gusts of 290 kph (180 mph),"