Thursday, April 08, 2010 ... N-E states are CALM till now 7pm
6:30pm, Massive showers over central Kerala and over South-west Karnataka ..
RT @hashkerala: RT @Syameshk : Till d noon it was very hoty aftnoom v got rain and feeling cool atm.. kerala is alwayz wonderful
NCEP is of the view that the moisture transport from south and southeast Bay would precipitate a wet session over southeast Tamil and Kerala
RT @DrRayeez: Finally itz raining at my place... :D must b the last place in kerala 2 get rain this summer..
RT @sa_lil: Raining in Kerala RT @spotjogger: Thane. overcast skies. dull deep grey RT @sa_lil: Where? RT @spotjogger: it looks like rain.
RT @sabarinathc: Three consecutive days, tweets about kerala rain. Can't help it, with rain gods proving daily that this is gods' own count
RT @pareparambil: Heavy rain...... Edapal rocks...... rain summer kerala edapal
North-south trough had shifted overnight to run down from east Bihar to Marathwada across Jharkhand, Orissa, hhattisgarh and north Telangana

Top heat returns to scorch central, north-west India

True to forecasts, heat wave conditions have spread to more parts of the vulnerable east-to-central-India belt during the 24 hours ending on Wednesday morning.


Isolated pockets of Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha and Telangana have already been brought under intense heat of above 40 degree Celsius, an update from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Having extended its writ to over north Gujarat, the fresh wave of April heat is knocking at the doors of adjoining northwest India even as the causative ridge of higher atmospheric pressure hung large over the region.

An IMD outlook for the next 24 hours said that heat wave conditions may probe into south Rajasthan even as parts of Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha and Telangana feel the heat.

Maximum temperatures were above normal by 4 to 5 degree Celsius over parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha, Telangana, north Gujarat and Rajasthan during the 24 hours ending Wednesday morning.

The highest maximum temperature of 44.0 degree Celsius was recorded for the third successive day at Sambalpur in Orissa, and also in Idar (Gujarat) and Chandrapur (Vidarbha), reflecting the extent of the westward build of top heat.

No significant change in maximum temperatures is predicted over the Indo-Gangetic plains and adjoining parts of central and east India during the next two days.


Maximum temperature may rise further over Rajasthan, interior Gujarat and west Madhya Pradesh leading to heat wave conditions over more areas during the next three days, the IMD said.

Meanwhile, the seasonal north-south trough had shifted alignment overnight to run down from east Bihar to Marathwada across Jharkhand, Orissa, south Chhattisgarh and north Telangana.

It featured an embedded cyclonic circulation over Marathwada and neighbourhood at the southern end with potential for generating unstable weather (isolated thunderstorms and showers) along the formation.

Strong northwesterlies to westerlies have been prevailing over the Gangetic plains.

Satellite imagery showed the presence of convective clouds over parts of south Bay of Bengal.

Low to medium clouds (partly clouded conditions) were seen over Jammu and Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh, peninsular India and southeast Arabian Sea.

The convective (rain-bearing) clouds over the south Bay of Bengal was part of the larger parcel constituting an easterly wave in the making, with a predominant bearing to the southeast (off Indonesia).

The US National Centres for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) is of the view that the resultant moisture transport from south and southeast Bay would precipitate a wet session over southeast coastal Tamil Nadu and adjoining Kerala (southwest coast) during the week ending April 14.

The proceedings would become better organised during the week that follows (April 14 to 22) with more areas in southern Tamil Nadu getting wet even as Kerala would see a likely scaling up of shower activity.

This outlook is mostly endorsed by the Climate Prediction Centre (CPC) of the US National Weather Services as also the International Research Institute (IRI) for Climate Prediction and Society at Columbia University.

Isolated to scattered rain or thundershowers would occur over extreme south peninsular India and Lakshadweep, the IMD said in its update.

International models indicate a revival of seasonal thunderstorm activity over northeast India from Saturday (April 10) onwards as western disturbances touch off fresh activity in the region.

The IMD too has said in its outlook that isolated to scattered rain or thundershowers accompanied with isolated thunder squall would occur here during the next 48 hours and increase thereafter.

Tropical Cyclone Robyn

Tropical Cyclone Robyn spanned hundreds of kilometers over the southern Indian Ocean in early April 2010. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image on April 5, 2010. Although the storm lacks a distinct eye, it has a discernible center. Opaque white clouds cluster at the center of the storm while thinner spiral arms project outward.
On April 5, 2010, the U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center reported that Tropical Cyclone Robyn had maximum sustained winds of 60 knots (110 kilometers per hour) and gusts up to 75 knots (140 kilometers per hour). The storm was located roughly 370 nautical miles (690 kilometers) southwest of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. The storm was expected to continue on its southeastward path for another day before turning to the west-southwest and eventually dissipating.

How will monsoons pan out this year? ...
RT @macpavi: @ShashiTharoor Oh!!! Heavy Rain & Wind here in Cochin with Thunder Kerala
RT @hashkerala: RT @anoopjayaram : black clouds now over cochin getting ready for a heavy rain and i hav no umbrella with me ! cochin
RT @neelannair: nowplaying Let it Rain - Eric Clapton. Its POURING in kochi kerala. WooHoo :)
All thru the Day, it was cloudy over South-western western India.. without much rain threat over these zones ..
Another lonely thunder cell visible over south-west Karnataka ..
A massive thunder storm is sweeping over central Kerala again ..
Rain over interior Tamilnadu has reduced almost to ZERO ..
RT @smanrokr: raining here in trichy... yay! anywer else raining guys?
RT @A_for_Shreya: wowwwww!!! Trichy allways rocks RT @smanrokr yaayy..Raining in Trichy now......
Rainfall on 7-Apr, .. Showers over south Tamilnadu and Kerala ..
N-E states experienced less rain yesterday, but more thunder showers expected in another 72 hrs.
Isolated to scattered rain/thundershowers would occur over Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh during next 48hrs.
Strong northwesterly/westerlies winds are prevailing over Gangetic plains in lower levels.
On 7-Apr, highest maximum temperature of 44.3°C was recorded at Akola (Maharashtra).
Maximum temperatures are above normal by 4-6°C over some parts of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar.
Thunder cells visible over central Kerala and central Tamilnadu at 12:30pm ..
Early noon Showers over central Tamilnadu ...
Chennai - Due to a good moisture from Bay, there's a 50% chance of showers in afternoon... temperature now 9:53am is 33.7°C
Chennai - Today morning is having a Good moisture push from south-east over Bay. Having low cloud formation.
Chennai - From yesterday noon is having a DEEP blue sky.. this always mean a NEW weather front on way..!
Early morning, Some showers also over Thanjavur zone .. .... not confirmed yet.
Heavy showers over south Lakshadweep islands ..
Early morning Heavy thunder cells visible over South Gulf of Mannar ..
Nagercoil - Got heavy showers at around 11pm on 7-Apr.
7-Apr afternoon the south extreme peninsula was very active with violent thunder storms ..VIDEO: