Wednesday, November 26, 2008

"Nisha" - No landfall yet

No landfall yet... still travelling slowly along & close to coast.
Slowly moving north-north-west.
It's expected to make landfall SOON.
Chennai is receiving intermittent Sharp heavy showers with gusts from morning.
Still continues...

"06B - Nisha" - raging along the central coast of Tamilnadu

Whole of Tamilnadu is under "06B".
Here are some rainfall data recorded till 8:30 AM, 25-Nov-08
Thiruvidaimaruthur (Thanjavur dt) 30 and Thanjavur and Mandapam (Ramanathapuram dt) 25 each.Rameswaram 23, Orathanadu (Thanjavur dt) 19, Mayiladuthurai 17, Eachanvidhi (Thanjavur dt) 16, Thirukattupalli, Ayyampettai (Both Thanjavur dt), Viralimalai (Pudukottai dt), Thangachimadam (Ramanathapuram dt), Pamban and Tirumanur (Ariyalur dt) 15 each, Thiruvaiyaru (Thanjavur dt) and Pullambadi (Thiruchirapalli dt) 14 each, Annamalai Nagar and Lalpet (both Cuddalore dt), Valangaiman (Thanjavur dt), Kollidam and Sirkali (both Nagapattinam dt) 13 each, Papanasam (Thanjavur dt) and Ramanathapuram 12 each, Kumbakonam and Budalur (both Thanjavur dt),Kattumannarkoil(Cuddalore dt),Kodavasal (Tiruvarur dt),Udayalpatti and Kattumavadi (both Pudukottai dt) and Kallakudi (Thiruchirapalli dt) 11 each, Grand Anaicut, Kurungalam, Lower Anaicut and Manjalar (all Thanjavur dt), Chidambaram and Sethiyathope (both Cuddalore dt), Manalmedu(Nagapattinam dt), Karaiyur Pudukottai dt), Manamelkudi and Aruppukottai 10 each

Chennai is getting heavy rains from this system.
We are getting rain from 4:30PM, 25-Nov-08 to till now.
SOme drizzle gaps inbetween.
Now (10:06AM, 26-Nov-08) also it's raining.
And more to come till early evening.
Satellite pic & JTWC tracking...

Suggests that, "06B" will make landfall in 1 or 2hrs time.
It's almost there, Making landfall near Rameswaram & Nagapatinum.
The remnense of this system will give more rains for atleast another 48 HRS, thruout North-Tamilnadu & Interior.
We are constantly tracking a GFS model suggesting a Super Cyclone at the END of this month.