Saturday, July 31, 2010

Pics of Mumbai Monsoon scenes clicked on Saturday:

In continuation to Rajesh's Post the other places are (Highest All India Rain Total as on as on 31st. July 2010 from 1st. June)

Gaganbawada: 3370
Buxa: 2728
Karwar: 2302 (+356)
Harnai: 2218 (+648)
Chinnakallar: 2156
Bhagamandala: 2155
Kannur: 1977
Kottigehara: 1972
Peermade: 1880
Jalpaiguri: 1825 (+348)
Kozhikode: 1762 (+16)
Valparai: 1674
Coochbehar: 1655 (+120)
Dahanu: 1646 (+460)
Highest All India Rain Total as on 31st. July 2010 from 1st. June.

Cherrapunji: 5499 mms (+255)
Agumbe: 3406 mms
Shirali: 2935 mms
Honavar: 2628 mms
Mangalore: 2434 mms
Penambur: 2452 mms
Ratnagiri: 2521,( +751)
Mahableshwar: 2515 mms (-700)
Panjim: 2227 (+483)
Mumbai Colaba: 2046 (+775)

(Few like Gaganbawda are missing as i am unable to get them. Pradeep, please try to fill in the missing ones. Thanks) .
RT @topix_topnews: Monsoon kills 800 in Pakistan
Chennai - ""... predicts a very wet day (evening) tomorrow, 1-Aug...
Chennai - A warm afternoon now 4:41pm... temp. touched a max of 35.2°C (3:12pm)... wind direction is from S-W and NO sea breeze yet.
3:30pm, Andhra, Interior Karnataka and Whole of Tamilnadu is having a calm day so far, It'll change in another 1.5 hrs..
3:30pm, Very heavy showers for Whole of Rajasthan, Coastal Gujarat, E. Madyapradesh, N. Chatisgarh & N-E Orissa..
Next 48hrs, heavy showers again for Coastal Maharastra & Karnataka, and more showers for N. Gujarat ...
24hrs, Very Heavy showers forecast for Uttrakand, N-W Uttarpradesh and S-E Rajasthan ..
In 24hrs, the low level circulation is expected to move into S-E Uttarpradesh ...
RT @msnphnews: Pakistan monsoon floods kill more than 400: Rescue workers and troops in northwest Pakistan struggled...
Today, the low level circulation is over N.Chatisgarh and E. Madhyapradesh ...
RT @wxchannel: RT @BreakingNews: Researchers find Greenland ice sheet has lowered by 20 feet in a month in 1 region

The current low, now over west M.P./Gujarat at 998 mb, is maintaining its precipitation strenght. With Good rainfall along its path, and good capacity to attract cloud mass from the Arabian Sea, it has generously drenched Central India, Maharashtra coast, and many pockets of Gujarat too.

A vortex (see map) in the north Arabian sea has suddenly increased precipitation along the north maharashtra coast (Mumbai) on Friday.Vortex ex
pected to merge with the incoming system.
Keeping up the trend, like the previous low, this system should wipe out the "red" region totally.

Well, as a reader has asked,, could it now track SW ? Difficult ! My estimate is that a weakening system should move, along the axis, west-northwest, into Rajasthan. Precipitation will also shift from M.P. to Konkan,Gujarat and South Rajasthan from Saturday. At this rate, Konkan and Gujarat should be piling up in surplus.
More Rains for this weekend (Saturday thru Monday) in South Rajasthan, Gujarat, especially coastal Gujarat and Konkan getting very heavy falls on Sunday (up
to 150 mms in pockets) in 24 hrs,and then the wet patch rolling into Sindh coast from Tuesday.
What next for the week ?? See a system on the east coast of Thailand ! Take your binocs and lets watch out for a pulse emerging from it in the bay ! Taking a clue from this forecast map of 6th. Aug from "Weather Zone"

Standing out prominently is the rainfall at Dehra Dun. 364 mms in 24 hrs eneded Saturday morning. Another noteworthy reading, Bareilly, 75 mms. Reason: Yesterday, another cyclonic circulation extending upto 3.1 kms a.s.l. was over west Uttar Pradesh and adjoining Uttarakhand. Interacting with western disturbance as an UAC in the same altitude, there was an instant formation of high clouds (rain bearing) in the region, as a cold front was locally created.

Mumbai: With the help of a 3 hour drenching on Saturday morning, Mumbai Colaba season's total has overshot the 2000 mms mark, and stands at 2046 mms as on Saturday morning. The 3 hour downpour overshot my forecast of 30 mms for saturday by 24 mms.

Saturday and Sunday will also be wet, as per the analysis above. Would not hesitate to expect 150 mms Saturday thru Sunday.
Very frequent rains during daytime Some extremely heavy falls could flood low areas. Rain intensity tapering a bit by sunday evening.

Monday:expect frequent showers to continue, but with 40 mms of rain that day.

And not a soul is going to crib in Mumbai ! The combined lakes are now at a storage level of 6.7 lmlitres, against a full capacity of 13 lmlitres. 51.5 % full up.
Karnataka - Copious rainfall ensures steady flow ...

Friday, July 30, 2010

Karnataka - Copious rainfall ensures steady flow into major reservoirs

Copious rainfall in the catchment areas of the Cauvery and the Kabini have ensured a steady inflow into the major reservoirs in the Cauvery command area since the last 24 hours. This has brought relief to the authorities, who were concerned about the slackening of the south-west monsoon as a result of which the water-level in the major dams—Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS), Kabini and Harangi

Krishnaraja Sagar dam (KRS)

Heavy rain in neighbouring district of Kodagu has augmented the inflow into the KRS. Officials in the Cauvery Command Area Development Authority (CADA) told The Hindu that the inflow into the reservoir was 14,874 cusecs on Thursday morning and it increased to nearly 17,000 cusecs by evening. The outflow from the reservoir was 3,500 cusecs. The water-level in the KRS was 91.30 ft as against the full reservoir level (FRL) of 124.80 ft. The live storage in the reservoir was 8.34 tmcft.

Kabini dam

The Kapila is rising owing to heavy rain in Wayanad district of Kerala which is the catchment area. As a result of incessant rain in the last 24 hours, the inflow into the Kabini dam at Beechanahalli in H.D. Kote increased significantly. The water-level in the reservoir is 2281.5 ft as against the FRL of 2,284 ft. The inflow into the reservoir was 22,271 cusecs at 6 a.m. but increased to 24.750 cusecs by evening.

Harangi reservoir

Harangi reservoir near Kushalnagar was let out into the river on Wednesday, as the water-level reached 2,854.70 ft as against the full reservoir level of 2,859 ft. The inflow increased to 16,646 cusecs. While 9,000 cusecs was released into the river on Wednesday night, this was reduced to 4,769 cusecs on Thursday morning.

The average rainfall for Kodagu district has crossed the 1,000-mm mark this year. According to statistics received on Thursday, the district recorded 1,132.33 mm of rainfall. The figure during the corresponding period last year was 1,754.65 mm. Bhagamandala received 98.40 mm of rainfall between 8 a.m. on Wednesday and 8 a.m. on Thursday. Shantalli in Somwarpet taluk continued to receive the highest rainfall of 156.20 mm during the same period, while Sampaje recorded 93.40 mm, Madikeri 92.40 mm, Srimangala 87 mm, Hudikeri 77.50 mm and Kodlipet 53.20 mm rainfall.

Tungabhadra dam

Water was released into the Tungabhadra Left Bank Canal (TLBC) on Wednesday to facilitate sowing of kharif crops in the command areas of Koppal and Raichur districts. Water will be supplied to the canal till mid-November.Water was also released into the Tungabhadra Right Bank High-Level Canal (RBHLC) and the Right Bank Low-Level Canal (RBLLC) to facilitate sowing of kharif crops in the command areas of Bellary district and parts of Andhra Pradesh. Water will be supplied to the canal till November-end.

This year, the release of water has begun even before the storage at the reservoir has not yet reached to its Full Reservoir Level (1,633 ft.). On Wednesday, July 28, the inflow was at 56.242 cusecs, the water level was 1,613.73 ft. with storage of 43.305 tmcft. of water.During the corresponding period last year, the level of the reservoir touched the Full Reservoir Level with storage of 104.340 tmcft.

Almatti dam

The water levels of various reservoirs built on River Krishna are slowly rising with more rains reported in the catchment area. Almatti dam in Karnataka is almost up to brim and is releasing more than one lakh cusecs of water to downstream Narayanpur dam in the same state. Narayanpur also started releasing water into Jurala in AP as the discharge from Almatti stepped up on Thursday. At Jurala, water level reached 1,043 feet against 1,045-feet full reservoir level. Irrigation officials opened 24 gates at Jurala to let 25,000 cusecs water downstream.

Srisailam reservoir

Increased inflows from Krishna and Tungabadhra saw a sudden surge of water into Srisailam reservoir where the water level touched 835 feet against 885-feet full reservoir level (FRL). This will help the authorities generate more power to ease the ongoing shortage.

Sriram Sagar reservoir

In the Godavari basin, the Sriram Sagar reservoir continues to receive copious inflows from upstream. The water level reached 1,075 feet against 1,091-feet full reservoir level. Singur, Nizamsagar, Yeluru reservoirs also received substantial inflows in the last three days with widespread rains in the catchment area.

RT @admitall: Monsoon seen 107 pct of normal in Aug-Sep: Reuters - India's monsoon rains, crucial for the farm-depen...
5:30pm, Very heavy widespread showers over Madhyapradesh and E,S-E Rajasthan ...
Weather on planet Mars !! ...
RT @joshva: Suddenly Raining Heavily in Chennai , very big big rain drops are falling . weather
RT @amolmathur: Heavy sudden rain in chennai. Kknagar area. Cc: @weatherofindia
Chennai - More sharp showers expected after 4pm
Chennai - Sudden sharp showers now 3:25pm in Saidapet ... wind direction is from E-S-E
Chennai - Chances of shower is increasing now 2:59pm
RT @nicklina26: Heavy monsoon rains cause deadly flash floods in Pakistan - in pics
Heavy showers predicted for N. Maharastra, Madhyapradesh and Coastal Maharastra and Mumbai ... on 31-Jul, 1,2-Aug..
RT @MRWEATHER1: Pakistan monsoon rains kill nearly 200
- The death toll from flash floods and landslides trigge... WX
RT @olouvRss: news Pakistan monsoon rains kill nearly 200 - AFP: monsoon rains kill nearly
1pm, North Bay is very active along N-E Orissa and S. Bengal coast ...
1pm, Heavy showers along Goa and Coastal Karnataka ...
1pm, Heavy showers for central Maharastra, Central & W. Madhyapradesh, and into N-W Uttarpradesh and Haryana ...
Chennai - Egmore zone recorded 20.1 mm from yesterday, evening rainfall.
Chennai - Touched a max of 34.3 C (1:12pm) and rising slowly... we have good breeze from S-W and Low cloud formation started.
Chennai - predicts NO showers for chennai today, 30-Jul... , but predicts a wet Weekend (evenings)
RT @EcoSeed: Plastics Are Forever!
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia, Baroda,9.20am, heavy thundershowers yesterday evening, it is cloudy and drizzling today

New on "Vagaries": Mars Weather !

"This is the first dust devil that NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has observed in the rover's six-and-a-half years on Mars. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell University/Texas A&M

The Opportunity rover has captured an image of a dust devil, and surprisingly, this is the first one ever that Oppy has spied. Spirit has seen dozens of dust devils over on the other side of the planet in Gusev Crater, and even the Phoenix lander's camera captured several of these whirling dust dervishes during its short four-and-a-half month life. Plus the different orbiting spacecraft have seen evidence of plenty of dust devils by using their eyes from the skies. But this is the first one Oppy's cameras have managed to shoot. This tall column of swirling dust appeared in a routine image that Opportunity took with its panoramic camera on July 15, 2010. The rover took the image in the drive direction, east-southeastward, right after a drive of about 70 meters (230 feet), and was taken for use in planning the next drive.

But obviously, over the years, Opportunity has benefited from dust devils – or perhaps just gusts of wind – as she has had a series of unexpected boosts in electrical power when the pervasive Martian dust gets cleaned off her solar panels. And just one day before Opportunity captured this dust devil image, wind cleaned some of the dust off the rover's solar array, increasing electricity output from the array by more than 10 percent. These unexpected – but welcome – Martian "car washes" have helped extend the life of both rovers.

"That might have just been a coincidence, but there could be a connection" between the cleaning event and the dust devil in the image, said Mark Lemmon of the rover team from Texas A&M University. The team is resuming systematic checks for afternoon dust devils with Opportunity's navigation camera, for the first time in about three years".

Please give feedback if readers are interested in "vagaries" write up on Mars Weather.I would also welcome more such info. from readers.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

1.NUWE - got it right


The models which failed to predict today’s chennai rain



Rainfall up to 8.30pm
Chennai (Nungambakkam) – 18 mm
Chennai (Meenambakkam) – 33 mm

Mumbai (Colaba) – 56 mm
Mumbai (Santacruz) – 25 mm

Bangalore – 39 mm
ISRO – 28 mm

Agumbe – 97 mm
Mahabaleshwar – 34 mm
Ambala – 23 mm
Chennai - Heavy sharp showers continue even now 7:50pm in Saidapet
Chennai - "This is a typical July evening trend for Chennai"... heavy showers now 7:33pm in Saidapet.
In 48hrs, the present low level circulation along N. Andhra coast will move North and will remain over N. Orissa.
In 24hrs, Heavy showers forecast for central & coastal Andhra and S-W peninsula coast ...
For next 24hrs, the Low & circulation associated with it will prevail along N. Andhra and Orissa coast ..
6:30pm, Showers over N & N-E Tamilnadu and Madhyapradesh...
6:30pm, Heavy showers for Total Maharastra, S. Chatisgarh, N & S. Andhra, N-E Karnataka...
6:30pm, Heavy widespread showers all along coast from Maharastra to South tip of Kerala ...
This is how Chennai harvested rain ...
Chennai - Showers at same time (around 7 and 7:30pm) for the 3rd consecutive day.
Chennai - Sharp showers in saidapet now 7:16pm
@tamannamishra >> "Agumbe" coastal Karnataka... one of the rainiest place in South India. That'll be our choice.
Twin solution for energy generation and waste disposal ...
RT @miyz1: Heavy rains delay salvage of crashed Pakistan plane Reuters - Heavy monsoon rains in Islamabad ...
RT @EcoSeed: Study shows solar energy installations is cheaper than electricity from nuclear plants solargridparity
RT @ash2barthwal: high glory monsoon, The whole of Assam has turned into a bright green valley.Lush.
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia, Baroda,9.45- Sunny with passing clouds, no rain for the past 24 hrs.
RT @ScionAvid: 29th July 2010 and its raining cats and dogs in Islamabad. OMG~I hate Monsoon coz of this water standing everywhere.
More widespread heavy showers for Maharastra coast from 31-Jul till 3-Aug... And another Typhoon in the making over Pacific around 4-Aug-10
S. Kerala will experience less showers from 30-Jul... till 3-Aug-2010
The present LOW along N. Andhra & Orissa coast will persist along Orissa coast till 1-Aug-2010 ...
Early morning, Heavy showers along Karnataka coast and N & N-E Andhra...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

RT @joesat: RT @weatherofindia: Chennai - Not raining yet at palavakkam 7:40
6:30pm, Heavy showers over N & central Rajasthan, W. Maharastra, N. Karnataka, Scattered over central & N-E. Andhra..
RT @fabwrite: @weatherofindia Its pouring in Mandaveli!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (7:11pm)
Chennai - Started raining now 7:02pm .. in Saidapet
Chennai - Shower possibility increased now 6:55pm
Hospitals overrun by monsoon ailments ...
Formation of a 1002 mb low off the A.P./Orissa coast....
Chennai - After the Sea breeze set in... there's a chance of thunder shower after 6 pm... we'll keep it posted.
Chennai - Touched a max of 31.1 C (1:22pm), present 2:30pm wind is from S-W.. soon it'll be from E-S-E.
Chennai - Cloudy till now 2:28pm... with sprinkles at times.
In 48hrs.. Heavy widespread showers forecast for Coastal Karnataka, N. Kerela and Coastal Andhra.
In 24hrs, Heavy showers predicted along Andhra coast and even for Chennai ...
12:30pm, Heavy showers along Coastal Karnataka & Kerala due to the LOW circulation along Orissa ... .
In 24hrs, The Low level circulation along Andhra & Orissa coast will persist & Widen ...
12:30pm, The LOW along Orissa coast is making Central & W.central Bay very active ... N-E of Chennai ...
A LOW over N-W Bay along Orissa coast and Deep LOW along Pakistan & W. Rajasthan ...
Deficient rain trend over East-central, East India and even Northeast India is likely to continue till August ..

Rain deficit in East may last till Aug

The prevailing pattern of excess rains in the West and Northwest India while being below par over East-central and Eastern parts is likely to continue into August, according to an update by a leading South Korean forecaster.
The Asia-Pacific Climate Centre (APCC) at Busan, South Korea, had correctly called the abysmally low precipitation ahead during this time last year that ultimately led to a country-wide drought.

APCC said in its latest monthly forecast that Rajasthan, Gujarat, the West Coast (including Konkan-Mumbai), northern parts of Central India and parts of West Uttar Pradesh would witness excess showers in August.
The deficient rain trend over East-central, East India and even Northeast India is likely to continue during this period.
These conditions would more or less be replicated in September as well, according to the APCC. Wet conditions would cover the entire western half of the country north to south, with likely extension into Karnataka and Tamil Nadu as well.
East-central and East India could once again end up in the red, with North Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, parts of Vidarbha, East Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar likely getting affected.
October also would see the southern two-thirds of the country receiving above-normal rainfall, with only Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarkhand being deprived of their usual quota of rain.

Taken as a season, August-September-October would leave only parts of East-central India (around Orissa) in the deficient list, the APCC forecast said.
The bias to the west thus far during the season, and even going forward, is typically dictated by the influence of La Nina conditions on Indian monsoon. Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday that fairly widespread rainfall was reported from Konkan, Goa, Coastal Karnataka, Kerala, South Rajasthan, West Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat during the 24 hours ending in the morning.
They were scattered over Andaman and Nicobar Islands, East Rajasthan, East Uttar Pradesh, Uttarkhand and Himachal Pradesh.
Satellite pictures revealed the presence of convective (rain-generating) clouds over parts of the Western Himalayas; Uttar Pradesh; North Rajasthan; Madhya Pradesh; Bihar; Jharkhand; Meghalaya; Coastal Orissa; Andhra Pradesh; North and South Arabian Sea; Central, South and Northwest Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.

Overnight's rain-driving low-pressure area over South Rajasthan and neighbouring regionsneighbourhood persisted on Tuesday. The offshore trough from Ssouth Gujarat coast to Karnataka coast too persisted.
Meanwhile, an upper air cyclonic circulation has sprung up in the Northwest Bay. This is likely to convert itself into a ‘low' by Wednesday, the IMD said.
A heavy rain alert issued by the IMD said that isolated heavy rainfall would occur over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarkhand, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Konkan, Goa and Coastal Karnataka during the next two days.
Isolated heavy rainfall has been warned also over Rajasthan, Gujarat and West Madhya Pradesh during the next 24 hours.
Updated forecast until Friday said that fairly widespread rain or thundershowers would occur over the West Coast, the Western Himalayas, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim and Central and Northeast India.
Fairly widespread rain or thundershowers are likely over Gujarat and Rajasthan on Wednesday and may gradually lift thereafter.
The brewing ‘low' is expected to bring fairly widespread rain or thundershowers over the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa while it would be scattered over iInterior Karnataka on Wednesday. The proceedings are expected to get a leg-up subsequently.
Fairly widespread rain or thundershowers have also been forecast over Northwest India outside Rajasthan during the next two days and lose in intensity thereafter. But Uttar Pradesh would continue to receive showers. The rains are expected to be scattered over remaining parts of East India.

Tweets about Chennai yesterday,27-Jul-2010, evening sudden shower

Tweets about Chennai yesterday,27-Jul-2010, evening sudden shower !

labsjiJul 27, 8:25pm via Web
@weatherofindia Rain stopped at Nanganallur, Chennai 8:15pm.
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labsjiJul 27, 8:06pm via Web
@weatherofindia The drizzle turned into heavy shower and subsided. Now steady rain with some thunder too. 8:05pm
joesatJul 27, 8:03pm via Nimbuzz
@weatherofindia Raining steadily at palavakkam 8pm
joesatJul 27, 7:51pm via Web
@weatherofindia Slight drizzle at Thiruvanmiyur at 7.50 pm
rajasekarnJul 27, 7:46pm via UberTwitter
@weatherofindia predicted correctly 4 chennai,Raining heavily near my place .Unpredictable climate nowadays #chennai
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia, Baroda, 9.45am- Sunny with passing clouds.. no rain since yesterday evening.

Stage 1 of our estimate is surprisingly on schedule. Today, 28th. we see the formation of a 1002 mb low off the A.P./Orissa coast. Like I mentioned, this should now deepen, to at least 996 mb for a "major" effect along its path,( Whichever path it takes) and along the west coast. But contrary to my expectations, it is precariously close to the coast, and i feel it may not deepen much. Anyway, lets wait i see, i may be proved wrong. Also we see the winds picking up along the Kerala/Karnataka coast, rushing towards the nascent low. See map of accumalated rains). Hope my presentation is clear and precise this time ! :)
We see the monsoon axis, seasonal trough, running along the line joining the seasonal low in Sindh, thru a 1002 mb low embedded in the trough towards the new low in the bay.
Hence, we could see some rains along this line next 2 days. The erstwhile low, having drenched Gujarat, has weakened into the sindh desert, and should dissipate by tomorrow. Rainfall along the sindh coast and interiors will decrease and diminish from Thursday evening, as the low dissipates.

Mumbai,utilise this lull till the new low deepens and crosses the coastline. (Maybe by Thursday night/Friday??)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Amarnath yatra suspended temporarily due to bad weather ..
Chennai - @weatherofindia missed the forecast for Rain by 1 hr... expected it around 9pm... but its raining now 7:45pm in Saidapet
Chennai - Showers or long drizzle possible after 9pm due to this thunder cell not far from W-N-W of Chennai...
6pm, Showers near N-W & West Chennai ...
Full... Rainfall data of 26-Jul-2010.. PDF ...
Rainfall map of 26-Jul-2010 .. .

Gujarat, Rajasthan, Konkan not rained out yet

Gujarat, Konkan-Mumbai, and Rajasthan may not be rained out just yet even as the South interior peninsula appears to have entered a phase of relative calm.
The International Research Institute (IRI) for Climate and Society at Columbia University saw the possibility of West and Northwest India being lashed by occasionally heavy to very heavy rains during the six days ending Friday.

The IRI has forecast ‘extremely heavy rains' for Gujarat, Mumbai, West Madhya Pradesh and the adjoining Southeast Pakistan across the border during this period.
The causative ‘rain-head' would sit smack over the border straddling Southeast Pakistan, adjoining extreme Northwest Gujarat and Southwest Rajasthan.
‘Very heavy rains' have been forecast for the rest of Rajasthan and the adjoining Northeast Pakistan; the Konkan coast; Madhya Maharashtra; Marathwada; parts of Vidarbha; East Madhya Pradesh; Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.
‘Wetter than usual' conditions are likely to play out over entire Gujarat, Southwest Rajasthan and the Mumbai-Konkan coast, the IRI said based on initial conditions obtaining on Sunday.

The atmospheric systems now driving the rains over Central and Northwest India are a low-pressure area perched over North Madhya Pradesh, having shifted overnight from North Chhattisgarh, and an upper air cyclonic circulation persisting over Gujarat.
The ‘low' is embedded into the larger trough of low pressure extending across Central India, which has been instrumental in having brought the entire region under a wet cover.
And, a rare but conclusive evidence of monsoon easterlies from the Bay of Bengal, having filled East India and flowing onward into the plains over Northwest India, was on sight at a time when the season is inching closer to half-way post.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) has hinted at the possibility of another ‘low,' though comparatively weak, taking shape over Northwest Bay of Bengal over the next two days.

This was a possibility the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) had forecast as early as last week and retained in the latest forecasts made available on Monday.
But the ECMWF sees the system location of its birth further to the Southwest, along the Andhra Pradesh coast. It may trundle across the peninsula for sometime before becoming insignificant by the end of the month.
According to ECMWF, this would also signal a brief weakening of the monsoon flows as well.
Meanwhile, an IMD update said that the 24 hours that ended on Monday morning saw widespread rains unfold over Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Coastal Karnataka.
They were fairly widespread over Rajasthan, Orissa, West Bengal, Sikkim, the Northeastern States, North Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.
Satellite pictures on Monday showed the presence of convective (rain-bearing) clouds over parts of East Jammu and Kashmir; Himachal Pradesh; Uttarkhand; East Rajasthan; Gujarat; West Maharashtra; Madhya Pradesh; the North-eastern States; Karnataka; East and Southwest Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and North Andaman Sea.
A warning valid for the next two days said that heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at a few places over Konkan, Goa and Gujarat.
Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur over West Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Maharashtra, coastal Karnataka and Rajasthan during this period.
Isolated heavy rainfall is likely over Jammu division, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarkhand.
An IMD outlook suggested the possibility of widespread rain or thundershowers over Gujarat and Konkan and Goa during the next two days before relenting.
Widespread rain or thundershowers is likely over West Madhya Pradesh, East Rajasthan, Madhya Maharashtra and Coastal Karnataka on Tuesday but may scale down in intensity thereafter.
Fairly widespread rain or thundershowers would occur over Kerala, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Western Himalayas and North-East India while it would be scattered over East India and remaining parts of the plains of North-West, Central and Peninsular India.
Extended forecast until Saturday said that fairly widespread rainfall would occur over Northeast India, along West Coast and over parts of North-West India.
Andhra Pradesh receives 27% excess rain during monsoon ...
Tweets for "mumbai rain" on 26-Jul-2010 ...
Chennai - Today touched a max of 35.7 C (1:41pm)... and was mostly cloudy after 2pm.
Chennai - Showers possible on 29 and 30-Jul-2010
Heavy showers forecast for Kerala & Karnataka coast from evening of 29-Jul...
In 48hrs, High level circulation will form over N-central Bay ...

Tweets for "mumbai rain" on 26-Jul-2010

Tweets for "mumbai rain" on 26-Jul-2010
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aavo @PadmaLakshmi Marin Drive, Mumbai Singing in the rain:
Tue, 27 Jul 2010 02:38:14 +0000
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zeeble Yay! 6am, early morning rain. And the promise of new potholes #mumbai
Tue, 27 Jul 2010 00:32:30 +0000
from web reply view

Nehaluvurself Its been raining continusly non-stop 4m 3 days nw... Whn itl stop thank god its nt lyk mumbai dt evrywer rain water ..
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 22:19:45 +0000
from web reply view

sapna_loves_vo Son of actor Suresh Oberoi, Vivek recently got engaged to long time girlfriend is Gurpreet. A small celebration was held at Mumbai's Rain
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 20:48:33 +0000
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shahnawazalam 26th July crossed remembers the heavy rain in Mumbai in 2005 not faced but heared a lot, Allah sab ko apne hifzo aman mein rakhe
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 20:04:48 +0000
from web reply view

shahnawazalam Sawan ka Mahina Pawan kare shor - Baarish Hi Baarish - Its Rain in Mumbai
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 20:03:34 +0000
from web reply view

vampid1 Got tired today.. I am in Mumbai and remembering the July 26th,2005 when 94cm rain came and Mumbai was sunk..
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 19:31:30 +0000
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archie229 So as I don't want to stop myself :) @Shakti_Shetty Rain can't stop us from getting wet. Hail Monsoon! #Mumbai
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 19:23:21 +0000
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osamamotiwala No pun intended? RT @Shakti_Shetty Rain can't stop us from getting wet. Hail Monsoon! #Mumbai
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 19:20:32 +0000
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Shakti_Shetty Rain can't stop us from getting wet. Hail Monsoon! #Mumbai
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 19:19:16 +0000
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himzmodha @duttsanjay hi there its HM from Kanicha Group London how we doing? How's life, on way to mumbai to face the rain too
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 19:12:19 +0000
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Nimmagaddaeswar Hip n' happening night in Mumbai: We just love the spirit of Mumbai. Come drizzle, rain or downpour, our party peo...
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 18:41:19 +0000
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laqtat Hip n' happening night in Mumbai: We just love the spirit of Mumbai. Come drizzle, rain or downpour, our party peo...
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 18:41:18 +0000
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skilambi rain has been incessant this monsoon. What's the bet that the water crisis just got worse in mumbai?
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 18:08:47 +0000
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Mon, 26 Jul 2010 18:04:30 +0000
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bhavnaries Rain drops on my glass window."what the hell am I doing in my room?" Mumbai looks beautiful:)
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 17:59:59 +0000
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DERCONIG WILL this rain ever stop here in #mumbai!
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 17:05:01 +0000
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harshalg Ran through wet earth & sheets of mumbai rain. Only to see a tree that was growing out of a taxi cab. These rains drive everyone crazy.
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 16:13:17 +0000
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SushilAnIndian . 26th july 2005 – Mumbai receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt...
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 15:46:38 +0000
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GrgryNYC 26th is Kargil Victory Day & Independence Day (Liberia, Maldives). 2005: 39 in of rain falls in Mumbai in less than 24 hrs. Mick Jagger b'43
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 15:41:26 +0000
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akj_dxx 2DAY_IN_HISTORY 2005-Mumbai, India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days.
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 15:19:43 +0000
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Navi_Mumbai RT @Kajalthatsme: Now I feel bck home! Vashi to VT harbour line train...hats off surburban railways in Mumbai rain or shine they are a...
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 15:07:11 +0000
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girishwankhede Rain makes you so sad and lonely.....especially in mumbai
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 14:53:19 +0000
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Deepakpathak2 In mumbai.... Rain stop to work....but loved it...hahahaha
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 14:20:00 +0000
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Kajalthatsme Now I feel bck home! Vashi to VT harbour line train...hats off surburban railways in Mumbai rain or shine they are always dependable :)
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 14:10:39 +0000
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panku_ I think the whole Mumbai rain scenario, is publicity done to promote the movie 'Eclipse : Twilight saga'.
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 13:50:19 +0000
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MumPuneExpwy 5.00pm Pune 2 Mumbai Heavy rain on Highway upto end of ghats. Foggy near Lonawala #pune
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 13:17:46 +0000
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vishalanvi @iamsrk Its to rain in mumbai r u enjoyng or nt............
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 13:07:18 +0000
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seretk I'm loving the weather in mumbai.I guess im the only one who likes to feel the rain drops on their faces
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 12:49:24 +0000
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isitive from, mumbai to howrah and chennai to bhopal ... everywhere its raining .. i m enjoying rain at my home .. sipping coffee
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 12:29:46 +0000
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ShreyanshS RT @sriharsha73: July 26, 2005: Mumbai receives 99.5cm of rain w/in 24 hrs, bringing the city 2 a halt 4 ovr 2 days #ThisDayInHistory
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 12:29:39 +0000
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sriharsha73 July 26, 2005: Mumbai receives 99.5cm of rain within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days #ThisDayInHistory
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 12:28:11 +0000
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medida It is chilling rain in Mumbai......
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 12:04:07 +0000
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PANKAJ_4133 Hws rain in mumbai? Enjoing!! @priyankachopra
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 11:15:48 +0000
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pprabirbhatt @Dhari1977 Rite now to cant na..mumbai ke rain me ghar me hi rehna padega fir .hehe.
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 11:14:37 +0000
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sushobhan @AanyaKalbag Come back to Mumbai, we have lovely clouds and misty rain just now. Bring @SachinKalbag too, we can all eat fish together
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 10:49:47 +0000
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GINGERDHAWAL RaiN in MuMbAi Is AwEsOmE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 10:08:00 +0000
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tarunbhargava19 Dark clouds since morning on the 5th anniversary of 26/07 mumbai rains....look fwd to rain gods sparing the city 2day !!
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 09:59:16 +0000
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aashif1 wat a rain is in mumbai
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 09:34:59 +0000
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Shirishsaste @Vishvarsh mumbai rain....pune rain.............
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 09:24:54 +0000
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weatherofindia Tweets for "mumbai rain" on 25-Jul-2010 ...
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 08:48:09 +0000
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trupz its 26th July again...Mumbai cloud burst 5 years ago, boy does it rain heavy every since since then...or have i just started noticing it o_O
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 08:46:20 +0000
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andyisnowvat Back to office, back to mumbai..blessed with blessings of rain gods, but i hate office on #monday..#monday_blues
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 07:50:49 +0000
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Aghoracharya @Ileana_Dcruz Its torrential rain here in mumbai!!!...
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 07:32:00 +0000
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excitedFM 26/07 HISTORY 2005-Mumbai receives 99.5cm of rain(39.1inches) within 24 hours,bringing d city to a halt for over 2 days. Kargil Vijay Diwas
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 06:59:21 +0000
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Sids85 Its good that the rain gods are smiling...hope to get rid of water cuts soon enough in Mumbai
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 06:58:29 +0000
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shubhashish Its such a shame is the rain god doesnt oblige Mumbai today. teenie weenie baarish hi sahi..
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 06:56:07 +0000
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hiteshrawat Any one remembers what happened on 26th July 2005 ??????????????? Well, Mumbai received 39 inches of rain that...
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 06:54:06 +0000
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divyachowdhury @yatishrajawat u bet... really muggy weather!! :( just the promise of rain... Where is the monsoon in Delhi!!! Missing #Mumbai!!!
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 06:40:52 +0000
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Mon, 26 Jul 2010 05:51:45 +0000
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AnirudhBhalotia Today, 5 years back Mumbai was bombarded with 990 mm of rain in a span of 24 hours and the city came to a standstill for the next 3-4 days!
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 05:29:37 +0000
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irfanalien I can still remember the rain of 26 july. #mumbai. I had a close escape.
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 05:14:17 +0000
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ShradhaNayak Pouring like hell here in Mumbai.Heavy rains with wind blowin strong. Rain hitting hard.. its crazy,u cant go out.. umbrella sure to break.
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 05:11:40 +0000
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binaryneuron Same day 5 years back I was stuck in rain in Mumbai
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 05:08:49 +0000
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ashokpanvalkar Rain god favourable to Mumbai. But overall lake levels not rising. Reason for worry...
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 04:59:04 +0000
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Bhooshan Today in 2005- thousands are stranded in Mumbai & the city comes to a standstill for 2 days as it receives 99.5 cm rain in 24 hours.
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 03:12:59 +0000
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souvik_with_u It flooded in Chicago on Saturday with only 1 nite of rain...Mumbai, Kolkata have way better drainage i guess
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 02:59:14 +0000
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