Saturday, July 10, 2010

From our reader "WORST DROUGHT IN LAST TEN YEARS FOR DHARWAD AND COORG" .. Can Anyone substantiate this argument. ??
Mumbai Water and Rain Facts ...
Rainfall across Tamilnadu in last 2 days ...
RT @piyush_veere: lotta clouds,lotta thundering,lotta winds, but very lil rain,in patna,bihar. - (1:12pm)
Rain map of 9-Jul-2010... ... and FULL rainfall data of 9-Jul-2010.. PDF..
Monsoon northern limit as on 7-Jul-2010... covered entire India ...
5:30pm, Heavy shower over central Kerala, S-E Karnataka, Haryana ...
5:30pm, scattered showers all along coastal districts of Andhra..
5:30pm, Heavy showers over E. Uttarpradesh, Bihar, Jharkand, Bengal and into E. MAdhyapradesh ..
Mumbai Water and Rain Facts:
This Monsoon Mumbaikars are rejoicing and happily welcoming the heavy rains,hoping against hope for a better year ahead as far as the water needs are concerned.

But mind,i am not pessimistic, but feel one should see the reality and analyse the fact. And then make a judgement.

Total Rainfall so far, as on Saturday,10th. July Morning:
Colaba: 1379 mms
Santa Cruz: 1143 mms
Lakes: Vihar, Tulsi, Tansa,Upper Vaitarna, Bhatsa between them have an average rainfall of about 900 mms.

Highest seasonal rainfall, till September end, ever recorded in Colaba 3482 mms (1954), and lowest ever 848 mms (1904).
For SantaCruz highest is 3785 mms(1958) and lowest 1482 mms(1968).
Highest ever day's rain in July/Aug/Sept at Colaba 576/287/548 mm and at SantaCruz 944/346/318 mms.

Lakes Water capacity as on Saturday : 2010: 1.74 lmlitres(Lakh million litres).
:2009: 1.46 lmlitres
:2008 2.77 lmlitres
:2005 8.69 lmlitres
Aversge capacity normally this date: 5.0 lmlitres
Full Lakes capacity, required at end of season:13.0 lmlitres.

Lakes short of overflowing level: Bhatsa 34 mtrs, Modak Sager 15 mts,Vaitarna 10 mtrs,Tansa 7 mtrs,Vihar 5 mtrs, Tulsi 3 mtrs,

Now, the situation is on your screen, good or bad, you decide !
Arabian sea monsoon wing will be active again from 13-Jul... most showers are going to be along Maharastra coast & Kerala coast to get less.
N-W Bay along N-E Andhra and Orissa coast will get active again from 14-Jul-10
Heavy showers forecast for N-W Maharastra, S-W Madhyapradesh .. starting from evening of 15-Jul-10
GFS : Kerala coast may not get widespread monsoon showers till 17-Jul-10
3:30pm, At last heavy showers are over S-E Uttarpradesh and all over Bihar ...
3:30pm, Heavy showers over S. Kerala..
Nagercoil - Heavy showers at around 3:30pm .. over W-N-W of town.. more towards Trivandrum.
Hot humid weather back in Delhi after rains ...
La Nina Returns! 3 Things to Watch Out For ...
Mumbai Colaba total rain this monsoon is 1350 mms till Friday evening. In 2009, end of August total was 1242 mms..
The flood fury in Punjab ...
Dharavi - the wettest place in Mumbai ??? ..

Rainfall across Tamilnadu in last 2 days


Several parts of Ramanathapuram districts received heavy rain on Friday, bringing cheer to the people. The rain, which began at around 10.30 a.m., continued till around 12 noon. The town received good rainfall for the first time since May. Rainwater logged the streets such as Vandikkara Street, Vevekanandar Street, Salai Street, Kenikarai, Agraharam Road and other low lying areas of the town. The sky was overcast all through the day in Ramanathapuram. Other areas including Paramakudi, a few places around Thiruvadanai received moderate to heavy rain.

The rain had brought down the temperature to a great extent, which was abnormally high during the last few days. It was expected that the present climate would continue to prevail for a few more days.


Many parts of Sivaganga districts including Karaikudi and Sivaganga also received heavy downpour on Friday. The people of Karaikudi enjoyed the heavy rain that lashed at the early hours. Many streets were flooded due to the heavy rainfall.


Rains for nearly two hours lashed Salem city and its suburbs on Thursday night inundating all low-lying areas. An unidentified body was found in a drainage channel on Friday morning at Seelanaickenpatti here. Rain water mixed with sewage entered the houses at many low-lying areas in the city forcing the residents to undergo a sleepless night on Thursday. As Corporation was undertaking desilting works in the channel at Narayanana Nagar, the entire water overflowed on to the streets causing great hardship to the residents who insisted that the works should be completed before the onset of rainy season.

Sankagiri registered the maximum rainfall of 66 mm followed by Salem city - 55.5 mm, Yercaud - 55, Mettur - 54.8, Edapadi - 44 and Omalur - 19.8.


Heavy rain lashed many parts of the Krishangiri districts on Thursday night. Due to this, water level in many water bodies in the districts have improved moderately. Flood water entered residential colonies in low-lying areas near KRP Dam in Krishnagiri. Villagers of Chinnamuthur, Sundekuppam and Periyamuthur said that even a brief spell of rain, flood water logged in the area for two-three days. This is because of the absence of proper storm water drain facilities and encroachments on the canals, villagers said. The water level of the KRP Dam on Thursday was 48 ft against its full height of 52 ft. Depression brought rain in the district whole night on Thursday, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Water levels rose in many water bodies in Denkanikottai, Thali area.

The maximum rainfall registered in Thali is 107 mm. Rainfall in other areas in mm: Nedungal - 96.4, Shoolagiri - 86.4, Denkankottai - 86, KRP Dam - 75, Krishnagiri - 37.5, Anchetti - 25, Uthangarai - 33, Hosur - 14.4 and Royakottai - 14.


Due to heavy downpour in Dharmapuri, many roads such as Four Roads junction, Tirupattur Road, Mohamed Ali Road and Pennagaram Road were flooded. In many places, rain water was flowing on the road along with sewage.

Rainfall registered in mm: Palacode - 114, Dharmapuri - 105, Marandaalli - 92.6, Thumbal Alli Dam - 57, Pennagaram - 44, Pambar - 40, Nagavathi - 33 and Chinnar Dam - 27.


Erode district witnessed moderate to heavy showers on Thursday night. Bhavani Sagar registered a maximum rainfall of 64 mm followed by Perundurai (30 mm). A few other parts in the district including Erode town, Bhavani, Gobichettipalayam and Sathyamangalam also received moderate showers on Thursday night.

Chennai - Today also a sharp shower is expected after 2 pm .
Chennai - Touched a max of 32.9 C (11:00am).. now 12:29pm with good cloud formation and Sea breeze from East.. the temp has gone down 30.8 C
@shilps31 >> Monsoon is taking a break in most parts of India. This will continue till 17-Jul-2010.
11am, Heavy showers along N. Bihar and N. Bengal ... rest of India is taking a break from monsoon ...
RT @kalirafting: This comparative rainfall of the last 5 years shows what i mean. @weatherofindia @starry_girl
RT @kalirafting: @weatherofindia @starry_girl wind shift from S.West to N.East usually happens September end. ForMeMonsoonRunsIntoOctober
RT @sharmistharay: I love the sound of rain.Just finished a 3' x 6' painting called Monsoon. My homage to rains that never stop,only pause.
RT @kalirafting: @weatherofindia not sure about August end being the monsoon end. Last year we had more 25% more rain in Sept than August
@starry_girl >> @kalirafting ... Goa is still in monsoon season.. lull in showers now till 17-Jul. Monsoon for goa ends around August end.
RT @Monsoonexpress: The pink city of Jaipur and the colourful canvas of the 'lehariya'...that's on the agenda today of the Monsoon Express
Mumbai partly cloudy and bright morning sunshine. Fluffy cumulus clouds sailing in a dark blue sky.
Chennai - starts the day CLEAR, warm and mild winds from S-W
GFS : Today showers forecast for S.Karnataka, S. Andhra and N. Tamilnadu ...
Morning, As expected whole of India is clear, even the west coast.. Showers are concetrated over Himalayan foot hils..
RT @WeatherPlanet: NASA enlists Global Hawk for hurricane study. To get a better grip on how tropical storms form...
RT @Monsoonexpress: Still in Utaranchal... from Nainital to Haridwar. Pretty hot here!! Rishikesh should be fun but rafting is off at