Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Its raining very heavily in Pondicherry from one of my friend living there.
The continuing rain in Coimbatore district and along the Western Ghats for the fourth day on Monday resulted in copious inflow into reservoirs besides steadily increasing the storage in many of the reservoirs, including the Parambikulam-Aliyar Project.

The rainfall level reported across the district at 8.30 a.m in mm were as follows: Chinnakallar- 113, Valparai taluk- 95, Valparai PAP- 93, Chincona- 87, TNAU- 76 and Coimbatore South- 73.
Rain map of 14-Jun ... http://ow.ly/i/24RM
Mahabaleshwar - Steady rain here in Mahabaleshwar since 11 am
FULL.. rainfall data of 14-Jun ... PDF... http://ow.ly/d/496
7pm, Fresh thunder cells over central Tamilnadu, S. central and N. Andhra .. http://ow.ly/i/24Qe
Chennai - Now 7:04pm.. wind direction is from E-S-E and cloud movemt from West.. chance of sudden sharp shower before 10pm is increasing.
Chennai - touched a max of 37.4°C (2:54pm)..
Chennai - Same as in pondicherry, Low cloud movement is from S-W and chance of a sharp shower is increased towards late evening.
South west of pondicherry is cloudy(low clouds). clouds movement also in SW. Winds is having lot of moisture from east. will it rain ?
RT @Pawnipriya: @sonamakapoor hey we r also in Mumbai n enjoying hot coffee with hotshot rain... (6:12pm)
RT @SabManUtd: @venkatananth rains over here in Pune and Mumbai!! 1 hour of rain and both cities are thrown out of here!!! (6:42pm)
RT @theyvesh: Dear monsoon, please make the konkan belt greener than last year. And do not block NH17.
RT @sahildaily: SahilOnline.org/pod/ Ferocious waves causing sea erosion at Karwar shore: ... http://bit.ly/9qwamB
RT @Mubeen21: Hai.. @ goa now...heavy rain here.. ppppchpp... (4:34pm)
RT @heartbreakingal: @Shadez I mean the greenery. Rain-drenched and extra fresh in Goa. :-) (5:16pm)
RT @wsmpatel: @TheShilpaShetty Haha. Rain is hitting in your native Mangalore since last 6 days. Only sky cry for earth n tears to see. . .
RT @priyaganapathy: dove grey skies descend on silvery skyscrapers. "high tide. high tide", the cabbie warns. the monsoon is well & truly in
@rohitghule >> Is it raining there now ?
@rohitghule >> Yes, more showers for Pune expected till Friday and will go down towards start of next week (21-Jun).
5:30pm, Heavy monsoon showers continue along Coastal maharastra and Karnataka... http://ow.ly/i/24LC
5:30pm, Heavy showers all over maharastra, S. madhya pradesh, c. Chatisgarrh, N-E Orissa, N.central Bengal... http://ow.ly/i/24LC
RT @rajugana: RT @weatherofindia: Baroda, 3.20pm - Cloudy sky, slight drizzle at times. Had rain in the morning.
Monsoon has finally arrived in Mahabaleshwar (Maharashtra) situated on the crest of the Western Ghats to-day (15/6/2010)
RT @singapore_style: RT @VogueIndia: Shopping essentials for a Monsoon makeover http://ping.fm/WHa9k
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Monsoon likely to keep its date with Ahmedabad ... . http://ow.ly/1YCF9
Monsoon likely in Bihar in 72 hours ... http://ow.ly/1YCET
Central and South Kerala will have a lull in monsoon rains for next 48hrs till Evening of Thursday, 17-Jun-10. Rain will pick after Friday
2pm, N and N-E bay is very active for the past 3 days... http://ow.ly/i/24CJ
RT @yhaindia: National Elephant Trekking & Munnar Hills Trekking Expedition in Kerala from 9th to 11th July, 2010
2pm, Thunder cells popping over N.Maharastra, Orissa, and N. Bengal ... http://ow.ly/i/24CJ
2pm, Heavy showers along coastal karnataka, Very heavy over Coastal Maharastra.. and thunder showers over S.Gujarat.. http://ow.ly/i/24CJ
La Nina unfolding, say Japanese scientists .... http://ow.ly/1YAOy
RT @ushavasu: I posted 6 photos on Facebook in the album "Rain in Kerala and Emerald Hills" http://bit.ly/cDOSbe
RT @babul2547: It's really wonderful the way it rains here in kerala..... simply "All the Time."
heaviest rain in last 2 yrs..! (1:41am)
RT @karmadude: Rain loss in Alappuzha pegged at Rs11.4 million so far http://bit.ly/b01wxX kerala

La Nina unfolding, say Japanese scientists

Japanese scientists are of the view that a La Nina phenomenon may have already started unfolding in the equatorial Pacific.
La Nina is the exact reverse of El Nino, and has been traditionally associated with a good monsoon for India, though without direct cause-effect relationship.
To put this in perspective, the country faced the worst drought in three decades last year when an El Nino was in full swing in the Pacific.
In line with its La Nina outlook, the Tokyo-based Research Institute for Global Change (RIGC) has said that India would join a few other nations to be bracketed along for a watch on near-flooding rains in parts of the country.
RIGC was the first international forecasting centre that hinted at the possibility of a likely La Nina unfolding as early as March this year.
According to Dr Jing-Jia Luo, Senior Scientist at the Climate Variation Predictability and Applicability Research Programme at the RIGC, the La Nina would rapidly go on to become a ‘fairly strong' phenomenon.
It is likely to continue into early next year, Dr Jing-Jia informed Business Line.
Indonesia and parts of Australia, northeast Brazil, East Africa and India would experience enhanced rains or even floods from July onwards extending early into the winter, the RIGC outlook said.

Central India may lag

The only exception to the normal or above-normal rainfall outlook during June-July-August seems to be central and east-central India – mainly parts of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jharkhand.
But the deficit is forecast to be covered to some extent during September-October-November when the rains are projected to be widespread across the country.
But a slight bias for comparatively weaker rainfall is loaded against east-central India.
Disaggregated forecasts for individual months of July, August and September were more revealing, in the context of the likely impact from the La Nina.
July would bring less than normal rainfall for central India and adjoining west coast (including north Konkan-Mumbai).
But south peninsular India, especially to the east, is forecast to witness enhanced rainfall during this month.
As for August, chances are that the west coast and central India would manage to make some belated gains; but this may not be the case with east-central India. North-west India is apparently shown receiving adequate rainfall during the month, but not to the north of northwest (Punjab-Haryana belt). September would likely see almost the entire country benefiting from a maturing La Nina; once again eat-central India may have to sit out with comparatively lower rainfall.
Meanwhile, the International Research Institute (IRI) for Climate and Society at Columbia University has extended the ‘flood warning' for most of the peninsula during June 12 to 17.
The IRI also indicated that the area of maximum rainfall is about to move north from Kerala and coastal Karnataka progressively to south Konkan, Goa, north Konkan and southwest Gujarat.
The IRI has selected a west-to-east patch cutting a narrow path into interior peninsula around the 17 degree North latitude (southwest Maharashtra) for exceptionally heavy rains.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in an update on Monday that the monsoon has further advanced into more parts of Konkan, Goa, Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada; some parts of Vidarbha; most parts of Telangana; parts of Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Gangetic West Bengal; and entire coastal Andhra Pradesh.
The northern limit passed through Mumbai, Aurangabad, Adilabad, Jagdalpur, Phoolbani, Keonjhargarh, Burdwan, Malda and Gangtok.
The IMD assessed that conditions are favourable for its further advance into remaining parts of central Arabian Sea; some parts of north Arabian Sea and south Gujarat; remaining parts of Maharashtra; parts of Madhya Pradesh and more parts of Chhattisgarh; remaining parts of Orissa and West Bengal and parts of Jharkhand and Bihar during next three days.
It has warned of isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall over the North-Eastern States; Konkan, Goa, coastal Karnataka, Kerala and Lakshadweep; the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Orissa, West Bengal and Sikkim during the next two days.
The ‘low' over west-central Bay of Bengal has weakened as forecast by the US National Centres for Environmental Prediction.

La Nina - update

La Nina

In line with its La Nina outlook, the Tokyo-based Research Institute for Global Change (RIGC) has said that India would join a few other nations to be bracketed along for a watch on near-flooding rains in parts of the country.

La Nina expected to continue until beginning of next year. So expect our(Tamilnadu) North-East Monsoon to fall under La Nina.

posted by Anonymous
Chennai - Touched a max. temp of 36.3°C (12:27pm)... and very humid, with winds from W-S-W.
Chennai - started the day with 90% clear D.Blue skies.. now 12:49pm its getting cloudy with low cloud formation.
12pm, Heavy thunder showers over S. Gujarat coast.. http://ow.ly/i/24xS
12pm, Heavy monsoon showers are concentrated from N. Kerala, Coastal Karnataka, and S-W coastal Maharastra.. http://ow.ly/i/24xS
RT @myviews4life: Water level rises in Siruvani Dam: It has risen by nearly six feet over the last
... http://tinyurl.com/3a9a7b2