Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mumbai Month of July rainfall received : Santa Cruz: 1363 mms (Highest ever for July 1456 mms in 1965)
and Colaba July saw 1285 mms, (Highest ever at Colaba 1500 mms).

More details of Mumbai weather at
Chennai - NO sea breeze, High cloud cover continues.. and sporadic drizzles may continue all thru night.
Is Mumbai one of the wettest cities in World ??? ...
Chennai - drizzle now 3:46pm over Polichalur, pammal zone

Is Mumbai one of the wettest cities in World ???

From the stats, even though people wanted fresh water for their daily life, they have avoided rainiest spots in the world for settlement. Some places which have bucked the trend are given below, If i have missed some cities pls let me know. The criteria is population of above 0.3 million and rainfall of above 2000 mm.

Wettest Cities in the World
  1. Buenaventira, Colombia, Population - 0.30 million, Rainfall - 6780 mm
  2. Monrovia, Liberia, Population - 1.10 million, Rainfall - 5140 mm
  3. Mawlamyine, Burma, Population - 0.53 million, Rainfall - 4880 mm
  4. Baguio, Philippines, Population - 0.32 million, Rainfall - 4570 mm
  5. Sylhet, Bangladesh, Population - 0.47 million, Rainfall - 4520 mm
  6. Kuching, Malaysia, Population - 0.98 million, Rainfall - 4052 mm
  7. Freetown, Sierra Leone, Population - 1.2 million, Rainfall - 3436 mm
Other cities
  1. Mumbai - 2460 mm
  2. Belem - 2439 mm
  3. Quezon City - 2408 mm
  4. Kuala Lumpur - 2394 mm
  5. Singapore - 2272 mm
  6. Colombo - 2240 mm
  7. Hong Kong - 2216 mm

Wettest Cities in India
  1. Mangalore, Population - 0.45 million, Rainfall - 3970 mm
  2. Cochin, Population - 0.65 million, Rainfall - 3300 mm
  3. Calicut, Population - 0.45 million, Rainfall - 3285 mm
  4. Dibrugarh, Population - 1.1 million, Rainfall - 2600 mm
  5. Mumbai, Population - 13.83 million, Rainfall - 2460 mm
  6. Dehradun, Population - 0.57 million, Rainfall - 2300 mm
Chennai - NO sea breeze yet! 3:15pm... these cloud formation will get heavier if Sea breeze sets in now and Chennai will get a Strong shower
RT @aktiwary: Cc. @weatherofindia RT @sanjaybafna: Raining heavily in south mumbai, Water Login at Grant Rd, Mumbai Central Maratha Mandir.
Chennai - Cloud formation getting heavy now 3:10pm over S,S-W Chennai as well... showers expected soon !
RT @drjagadesh: @weatherofindia Strong drizzle in chetpet, chennai
RT @drjagadesh: @weatherofindia Rain in chetpet, chennai now 2:50pm
Chennai - a strong drizzle is sweeping across N,N-W. Chennai suburbs and crossing into Sea 2:43pm
RT @josv555: Good rain in Kerala from the morning onwards. (12:39pm)
RT @zuluupadhyay: Heavy Rain in Mumbai. lot of water everywhere. feel good. but ..... save the others. (1:54pm)
RT @shanpati: @weatherofindia Been out since morning. . . And the rains in Mumbai are just crazy crazy crazya. . .
Chennai - a drizzle may sweep across N-W and N.suburbs in another 30min
RT @thesvt: Over 300mm rains in Mumbai for last 3 days. Good news is that lakes r filling-up fast & rains should ease from tomorrow
V.Velocity is also high along entire Maharastra, Karnataka and S.Gujarat coast ..
Today V.velocity is very high along N. Tamilnadu (ncluding Chennai) and over S. Andhra .. That mean 95 percent chance of evening T.shower
Today a weak UAC can be seen over N.Bay and over S-W Rajasthan and S.Pakistan ...
Chennai - 11:48am, today again having a high cloud cover from the dead thunder cell moved in from Bay.. Had some mild drizzles in morning.!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

RT @rajugana: Baroda 4.45pm. Passing clouds with drizzles at times. a pic Now it is sunny, hot, with clouds around.

Sangameshwar, Agumbe and Ganganbawada crosses 4000 mm rainfall, narrows down the lead of Kollur

Rainfall in mm (01.06.2011 to 30.07.2011 - 60 days)
  1. Kollur, Karnataka - 4792
  2. Sangameshwar, Maharashtra - 4302
  3. Agumbe, Karnataka - 4127
  4. Gaganbawada, Maharashtra - 4051
  5. Kadra, Karnataka - 3389
  6. Mahabaleshwar, Maharashhtra - 3272
  7. Cherrapunji, Meghalaya - 3220
  8. Quepem, Goa - 3075
  9. Gersoppa, Karnataka - 3036
  10. Bhira, Maharashtra - 3033
  11. Siddapura, Karnataka - 3026

In July alone Kollur and Sangameshwar has got 2500 mm each. Meanwhile Cherrapunji is having the worst monsoon rains in decades. It has minus 1965 mm rainfall from its normal. The trend is to continue in August too.

Mawsynram, Tamini, Hulikal, Amboli, too would have got above 3000 mm rainfall.
Chennai - Temp now 4:15pm is 32.9 C even though its FULLY cloudy from morning. NO sea breeze yet and wind is from W-S-W
Rainfall till 8:30am, 30-Jul-2011 .. ... MAP ..
NO N.Bay LOW or UAC expected till 5-Aug.!
Going to be very wet Sunday for Maharastra coast including Mumbai...
Rainfall intensity along S-W peninsula may go down rapidly from 2-Aug...
Vertical velocity along W,central Bay, Coastal N.TN and S.coastal Andhra will be high till 4-Aug... so evening showers expected in this zone
Massive showers expected along Karnataka and Maharastra coast, centrl,W.Bay and along N.Tamilnadu,Andhra coast due to high vertical velocity
2:30pm, Widespread showers all along S-W coast, S. Uttarpradesh ..

Friday, July 29, 2011

Chennai - now 9:45pm good cloud formation over south west around 50km from center
Chennai - Conditions were right, but NO cloud formation happened so far... So NO rain today !

Rain deficit 5% as monsoon trough wavers

The axis of the monsoon trough has returned to its normal position, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) update said on Thursday evening. But it is not expected to stay fixed to this alignment for long and could keep moving north and south of the mean for the next two to three days.


Monsoon performance too could get impacted in the process, which has lately run into a tropical storm in the South China Sea, remnant of an earlier typhoon of the same name in the Philippine Sea.
And, the overall rain deficit inched up to five per cent on Thursday, unable to march the high July normal.
This is despite widespread rainfall being reported from the east, parts of northwest and the west coast. But not over central and peninsular India, and it made a lot of difference.
An IMD update said that the 24 hours ending Thursday morning saw widespread rainfall has being reported from Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Konkan and Goa.


It was fairly widespread over Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, the Northeastern States, interior Maharashtra and coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Scattered rains were reported from Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka and Kerala while it was isolated over Punjab, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Rayalaseema and Tamil Nadu.


The cloud formations were whipped up in the north by a western disturbance parked over north Pakistan and an offshoot upper air cyclonic circulation over Punjab and neighbourhood.
The monsoon trough running across northwest-southwest of the plains as also a persisting upper air cyclonic circulation over northwest Bay of Bengal too chipped in. And a feeble off shore trough continued to run down from Gujarat coast to Kerala coast.
A weather warning valid for the next two days said that heavy to very heavy rainfall would break out at a few places over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim.
A short-term outlook until Sunday said that widespread rain or thundershowers would occur over west coast and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Fairly widespread rain or thundershowers would break out over northwest India, Bihar, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, the Northeastern States and Lakshadweep. Scattered rain or thundershowers are likely over the remaining parts of the country except extreme peninsular India . 

4pm, Heavy showers over S-E Rajasthan, Madhyapradesh, E.Maharastra, N. Andhra, W.Chatisgarh ...
Chennai - NO low cloud formation seen... but there are formations seen over W-S-W at around 100km from chennai. Sea breeze is strong! 5:10pm
Chennai - Good sea breeze from EAST started just around 3pm.. expecting strong cloud formations soon!
RT @ahsambu: Heavy rain in Palakkad, Kerala & an ugly car! @ritzbymaruti (2:33pm)
Chennai - have almost 90 percent chance of evening T.shower... we'll keep it posted!
Chennai - Today so far is having mostly clear skies with some Cloud formation from S-W, Max temp 35.6 C (1:40pm).. Humidity just below 50
Chennai - Meteoron forecasts that evening showers will become heavier and will visit daily till 2-Aug and beyond..
A DRY phase of MJO expected over entire India from this week till 25-Aug ...???
COLA model suggests HEAVY showers for Entire Maharastra coast for another 48 hrs till 1-Aug ...
Here's the analysis that shows High vertical velocity along N.coastal Tamilnadu ...
Analysis show, Vertical velocity is very high along N.coastal Tamilnadu and Chennai ... Heavy evening showers forecast along this zone
RT @devilalk: kerala .asspecially in malabar side heavy rain (10:07am)
RT @albinantony: its raining in the morning itself ! here @ muvattupuzha, kerala (9:20am)
RT @rajugana: Baroda 10.50am, Patches of dark passing clouds and passing showers at times.. a pic But No heavy rain.
RT @shanpati: @weatherofindia HEAVY n MASSIVE downpour in Mumbai. . 7.00 AM. Just awesome.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Chennai - Now 7:14pm have a strong sea breeze from E-S-E ... NO cloud formation yet.. Should be watched till 11pm! NO threat of rain yet!
RT @puck_pk: oh,, its raining in bangalore,, yippiee kaayiiey m fokers in chennai,, (5:30pm)
4:30pm, Heavy showers over N,central and E. Rajasthan ..
Chennai - Today so far 5:28pm, partly cloudy with High clouds, NO low cloud formation yet and NO sea breeze as well.

Heavy rain belt shifts to north-west

A weather warning valid for the next two days and issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday tends to take the heavy rain belt towards east and north-west India and along the west coast.
This is because there has been an upward shift in the alignment of the monsoon trough and resultant ‘dry-docking' of its eastern end even as its western end retained itself along the normal.
Persisting rain deficits in south peninsular India (3 per cent) and east and north-east India (15 per cent) have brought up the cumulative figure as a whole for the country by one per cent more to four per cent on Wednesday.
The eastern end of the monsoon trough was nestling in the north-eastern States on Wednesday evening but the IMD said that it would keep moving further north over the next two days.
A weather system has to develop over the Bay of Bengal in order to coax back the trough and get the eastern end to dip into the Bay of Bengal waters.
The IMD has forecast isolated heavy rainfall over the Jammu Division of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Konkan, Goa, coastal Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.


Upper air cyclonic circulations persisted over Saurashtra and Kutch, central Pakistan and adjoining northwest Rajasthan and Haryana and neighbourhood.
A parent western disturbance hung over Jammu and Kashmir and adjoining north Pakistan while a feeble offshore trough looked down from Gujarat coast to Kerala coast.
These systems brought widespread rainfall over the west coast, Kerala, Lakshadweep and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands during the 24 hours ending Wednesday morning.
The rains were fairly widespread over Vidarbha, north coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema while being scattered over the western Himalayan region, the Northeastern States, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, interior Karnataka, west Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.


A Kalpana-1 satellite cloud imagery on Wednesday afternoon showed convective clouds rising over parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, west Rajasthan, Haryana and adjoining Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, central and south Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea and east Arabian Sea.
Rainfall till 8:30am, 28-Jul around Chennai ...

Rainfall till 8:30am around Chennai

Katpadi – 32 mm
RK Pet – 28 mm
Kadambathur – 22 mm
Gumidipoondi – 16 mm
Nungambakkam – 14 mm
Meenambakkam – 14 mm
Poondi – 14 mm
Madhavaram – 11 mm
Arakkonam – 11 mm
Ellapuram – 9 mm
Kancheepuram – 8 mm
Ennore – 6 mm
Kaveripakkam – 6 mm
The monsoon trough has shifted northwards. Western end runs near its normal position ...
Toll Climbs to 44 in South Korean Mudslides and Floods .. >> VIDEO ..
Rains, mudslides submerge Seoul, kill 36 ...
N.Bay may produce another UAC on 2-Aug... !
Afternoon/evening Showers to continue along Andhra and N. Tamilnadu (chennai) coast for another 7 days.. due to heavy activity over W. Bay
COLA suggests Heavy showers for Maharastra and N.Karnataka coast till 1-Aug and it'll reduce after that ..
RT @rajugana: Baroda 9.30am, Dark clouds but only slight drizzles sofar... It is humid and sultry. SWM lagging
RT @DRJAGADESH: @weatherofindia rain in chetpet chennai now,but not heavy.>> this heavy drizzle may continue till morning.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

RT @ssrivatsan: @bharadc23 We already expected rain and started home early. Thanks to @weatherofindia. @SirajSoft
Chennai - Steady sharp showers continue in Pallavaram zone .. 7:54pm
RT @vinothus: its again rainin here n chennai today...but tis time its still not stopped for 2 hrs....
RT @drjagadesh: @weatherofindia Rainin heavily in chetpet (7:43pm)
RT @rahulponodath: @weatherofindia ambattur industrial estate.. Raining - Chennai (7:29pm)
Chennai - Heavy rain started in Pallavaram zone .. 7:25pm
RT @jaganns: hey its raining in chennai (7:28pm)
RT @rahulponodath: Rain in Chennai!! Phenomenal.. :-P (7:22pm)
Chennai - a strong shower will sweep from west, W-N-W suburbs and will travel East across the city in next 15 to 30 min .. now 7:22pm
Chennai - Showers now 6:59pm over Poonamalle zone and moving fast... this'll affect the Western suburbs in another 15 min
Chennai - Cloud formation not well organized like yesterday! .. but W-S-W is still active with cloud formation and Sea breeze continue !
RT @itssudhi: RT @KeralaTourism: Healing rain is a real touch from God. That is what the Monsoons in Kerala !
Chennai - Good Thunder cells visible all over S-S-W, S-W and West of Chennai .. around 50km from center.
Monsoon trough drops south ..
Chennai - Watch out for Sharp shower over S,S-W and S-E suburbs like yesterday after 5:30pm.. before 8pm.
Chennai - Already good cloud formations and showers seen over W-S-W at around 60 km from center,
Chennai - Have good sea breeze and perfect conditions for another sharp shower today after 5:30pm,
But IMD model suggests Heavy showers to start for Karnataka coast from 30-Jul and not for Maharastra coast ..
COLA model suggests Showers along Maharastra coast including Mumbai will increase from tomorrow..
Vertical velocity is high along Andhra coast and N. Tamilnadu coast, and it'll be till 1-Aug.. Heavy showers forecast including Chennai
Vertical velocity along Karnataka, Maharastra and S.Gujarat Coast are on higher side.. heavy showers possible..
Today, a circulation is seen over N-W Maharastra ..
RT @shankness: Mist and rain. On way mumbai from shirdi.
2pm, Heavy showers all along Foot hills of Himalayas, Nepal and along Uttarpradesh-Nepal border ..
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia Baroda 9.55am, Dark passing clouds but no rain..a pic
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia Baroda 9.55am, Dark passing clouds but no rain..a pic

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

RT @nithyan_twits: Good move of avoiding the bike!!! Heavy rain at OMR!!! (8:05pm)
RT @sirajsoft: @aktiwary oh No :P just saw @weatherofindia tweet and moved a bit early from office :)) @bharadc23
RT @diya77: :) Raining... Raining..Raining :)
#chennai (7:11pm)
RT @ssrivatsan: Heavy rain in Guindy chennai (7:07pm)
RT @digambaran: Rain Vellachery chennai (7:05pm)
Chennai - showers continue over Pallavaram zone .. 7:06pm
Chennai - SUPER shower now 6:49pm over Pallavaram zone.
@mohan_kumar >> Chennai - Good sea breeze is feeding the approaching shower from W-S-W.. the system is moving slow for the past 30 min.
RT @drjagadesh: @weatherofindia sky is cloudy in chetpet 6:04pm (chennai)
Chennai - A super shower approaching W-S-W suburbs... now 5:58pm over Poonamalle zone
RT @vetri_r: Rain Water Harvesting
Chennai - 3:45pm, Sea breeze is already here from E-S-E.. and we have cloud formations over W-N-W, at around 80km from center.
IMD models suggest heavy showers for Kerala coast from today till 29-Jul.
Evening Showers for Andhra coast, N. Tamilnadu and Chennai will continue well into 1st week of August.
Chennai - As vertical velocity along S. andhra coast is high... heavy T.showers forecast for Andhra coast, N. Tamilnadu and Chennai.
COLA model suggests widespread HEAVY rain for entire Maharastra coast from 29-Jul till month end ...
Today a UAC can be seen over Gujarat... it'll move away in another 12 hrs ..
Monsoon may remain in active phase over western Himalayas and adjoining planes,
northeastern states, Maharashtra and south  peninsular India
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia Baroda 10.40am, Bright sunshine and partly cloudy sky. Dark passing clouds from south east !?
Monsoon Trough Drops South !

Monday, July 25, 2011

7pm, Entire peninsula is getting good showers and in for more in next 24 hrs ..
RT @chauhanmehul: The Rain God should go to Lords rather than Mumbai. (6:33pm)
@sanjeevirao >> Chennai - So far NO rain producing cloud formation seen over W,S-W of Chennai. Waiting for one in another 1.5 hrs !!
@sanjeevirao >> Chennai - having very good sea breeze now 7:09pm, YES showers possible,.. have to wait till 11pm before saying NO.
A strong shower is nearing Chengelpattu (Tamilnadu) in another 15 min... we need confirmation from ground !


Sat map of india monday 6.15 pm
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@shanpati >> Mumbai - Showers possible !
RT @shanpati: @weatherofindia From a dry humid to a cloudy evening . . IMD satt shows heavy blob moving towards Mumbai.
Monsoon as on 25-Jul-2011 ...
Monsoon pauses ahead of peninsular surge ...
RT @rajugana: Baroda 9.45am,After a wet weekend, lush green everywhere...a pic Monday begin with drizzle n cloudy sky
Chennai - Having a warm and humid day so far 3:31pm.. Now a good sea breeze has set in like yeserday! Temp touched a max of 35.5 C (2:02pm)

Monsoon pauses ahead of peninsular surge

The monsoon may remain in weak phase with reduced rainfall activity over central and adjoining northwest India during next two days, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) outlook said on Sunday.
But this phase would witness a calibrated increase in the rainfall activity over south peninsular India, the North-eastern States and along the foothills of the Himalayas.


This is a pattern identified with a ‘weak phase' of the monsoon, however brief, wherein rains scale up over parts of the southeast coast (including Tamil Nadu) and along the foothills of the Himalayas.
In fact, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts sees the possibility of a cyclonic circulation spinning up close to the Tamil Nadu coast and entering land.
It would later go on to set up a trough that straddles the corridor between Vidarbha and north Tamil Nadu.
Looking to grow further west, it would presumably set up some piloting rains ahead of a likely surge of flows across the peninsula from mid-week this week.


In fact, the IMD has forecast the possibility of scattered rain or thundershowers breaking out over south peninsular India on Monday before consolidating thereafter.
Kalpana-1 satellite cloud imagery on Sunday afternoon showed convective (rain-bearing) clouds over parts of western Himalayan region, Saurashtra, Kutch, west Madhya Pradesh, South Orissa, extreme south Peninsula, Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea and southeast Arabian Sea.
A short-term outlook valid until Wednesday said that fairly widespread rainfall activity would continue over the North-eastern States and south peninsular and central India.
Isolated rain or thundershowers would occur over the rest of the plains of northwest and central India during this period and scattered thereafter

Monsoon as on 25-Jul-2011

Rainfall distribution map from 1-Jun till 20-Jul-2011.

Forecast for this week (24-Jul to 30-Jul)::
Monsoon may remain in weak phase with reduced rainfall activity over central and adjoining
northwest India during next 24 hours. However, rainfall activity would increase over south
peninsular India, northeastern states and along foot hills of Himalayas.

Rainfall map till 8:30am of 25-Jul-2011.


1 am monday morn sat map of india
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Sunday, July 24, 2011

RT @saiwins: On the way to tambaram. Got struck near ashokpillar in the rain. No buses..any lifts?? chennai
Chennai - Low level winds has changed to S-W ... showers may not last long !
RT @grajagrajagraja: @weatherofindia rain in chindatripet 9:45pm
RT @ranganaathan: Good rains in T-Nagar now 9:42pm
RT @Qadberry: @weatherofindia It rained in Ambattur just a few minutes (9:20pm)
RT @TheArvindDhar: @ranganaathan yes sir rained heavyly enroute to bangalore at velloure kanchipuram. Chennai was hott today @weatherofindia
RT @ranganaathan: Even T-Nagar gusty breeze n drizzle RT @weatherofindia: Chennai - Raining in Tambaram zone ??
Chennai - yes, a strong Shower nearing W-S-W, S-W suburbs in another 30 min.. the system is moving fast in East direction with high winds !!
Chennai - Good sea breeze now 8:10pm, a huge shower / t.Storm is over W-S-W of chennai at around 60km from center.


Lonavla lake fills up this monsoon
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RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia Baroda 1.36pm, Dark Clouds from North west..slight drizzle a pic, will it rain???


Satelite image 1 pm sunday shows not much cloud near mumbai but its raining quite heavy in lonavla since morning
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Chennai - Today also a 50 percent chance of sharp showers after 5 pm... all depends on Sea breeze !
Chennai - for the past 3 days ... days are cloudy and had some scatterred evening showers. Today is also no different!!
As the monsoon axis shifts north .. heavy showers expected for Himalayan foot hills and Nepal from 27/28-Jul .!
Afternoon showers along Andhra coast and N. Tamilnadu coast will start again from 26-Jul..
@shanpati >> Mumbai - may have light showers today, and very less showers expected till 28-Jul-2011
For next 24 hrs heavy showers will be over Kerala, Karnataka coast .. Arabian sea monsoon will take a break from today till 28-Jul.
The present Madhyapradesh UAC will travel west and die over Gujarat.. meanwhile another circulation expected over N-W Bay on 25/25-Jul
The strong UAC is now over Madhyapradesh .. and its trough extends upto N.extreme Bay ..
11am, Heavy convective activity seen along Kerala coast, and S,S-E Bay ..
Monsoon glory .. PICS

Saturday, July 23, 2011

RT @rajugana: Baroda 12.20pm, Fabulous weather, Dark clouds from SW, and it has been drizzling since morning a pic


Thick monsoon clouds just north of mumbai sat 5.45 pm
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Lonavla cool and cloudy 5pm sat
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Slack monsoon continues over mumbai.dark clouds seen north toward gujrat rajasthan border
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Friday, July 22, 2011


Satelite map fri 7pm
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Mumbai monsoons

Mumbai is passing thru a slack phase from 2 days
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Thursday, July 21, 2011

A strong UAC has formed over N.extreme Bay and now over S. Bengal... it's expected to move in W-N-W direction..
7pm, Heavy showers over S. Uttarpradesh, N,N-E Madhyapradesh ..
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia Baroda 9.40am, Yesterday no rain, today it is sunny, windy with passing clouds but no rain sofar.
Chennai - No sea breeze today.. a DRY and fully cloudy day to end

Will Kollur cross the 10000 mm rainfall mark in 2011 - List of places other than Cherrapunji & Mawsynram which has achieved the feat is given below

As i was wondering whether Kollur which is having a amazing run of rainfall 4452 mm (from 01.06.2011 to 21.07.2011 - 51 days) from others places in 2011 is an one off event, whether there are other places which has got Extraordinary Rainfall (10000 mms in a year) previously. I have excluded Cherrapunji and Mawsynarm from the list since its routine for them to achieve 10000 mm every year . Mostly the data were only available upto the year 1970. Kindly provide me other instances where it has crossed 10000 mm/year

  • 1961 - 10933 mm (This includes an mind boggling 3046 mm rainfall in 11 days starting from July 1st to July 12. During July, 1961 Kottigehra got 5370 mm rainfall in one month)
  • 1959 - 12026 mm (During July, 1959 Hulikal got 5026 mm rainfall in one month)
  • 1961 - 12720 mm (During July, 1961 Hulikal got 4234 mm rainfall in one month)
  • 1961 - 10527 mm (During July, 1961 Agumbe got 3592 mm rainfall in one month)
  • 1921 - 10294 mm (Starting from July 22 to August 21, Matheran got 5693 mm in one month. This includes 485.9 mm on July 23 and followed by 657.4 mm on July 24)
  • 1976 - 10316 mm (During July, 1976 Shirali got 4206 mm rainfall in one month)
  • 1978 -11381 mm (During June 1978 Shirali got 4439 mm rainfall in one month)
  • 1980 - 11180 mm (During June 1980 Shirali got 3779 mm rainfall in one month)
  • 1981 - 11477 mm (During June 1981 Shirali got 4121 mm rainfall in one month)
  • 1921 - 10004 mm (During July, 1921 Buxaduari got 3267 mm rainfall in one month)
  • 1896 - 10221 mm

Other places such as Amboli, Vythri, Maya Bandar (9720 mm in 1980), Quilandy, Gaganbawada, Bhagamandala, have got between (8000-10000 mm) rainfall occasionally.

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Why Cherrapunji can not beat Kollur this year in South West Monsoon rainfall

As you can see the graphs of heavy rainfall places from various zones of the country.
  1. North - Dharamshala
  2. South - Agumbe
  3. East - Cherrapunji & Passighat
  4. West - Mahabelshwar
Cherrapunji gets its maximum rains from June to August, beyond that the rainfall decreases drastically. When comparing it to the rains of Southern giant Agumbe the pattern is similar Cherrapunji beats Agumbe by 500 mm in June and by 350 mm in July. The tables are turned in August where Agumbe gets whopping 750 mm more rainfall than Cherrapunji.

SWM Rainfall in mm as on 20.07.2011 (50 days) (min 2750 mm)
  1. Kollur (Karnataka) - 4332
  2. Dajipur (Maharashtra) - 3780
  3. Sangameshwar (Maharashtra) - 3557
  4. Agumbe (Karnataka) - 3523
  5. Gaganbawada (Maharashtra) - 3519
  6. Kitwade (Maharashtra) - 3213
  7. Cherrapunji (Meghlaya) - 3020
  8. Kadra (Karnataka) - 3000
  9. Soliwade (Maharashtra) - 2855
  10. Quepem (Goa) - 2805
  11. Mahabaleshwar (Maharashtra) - 2768
  12. Siddapura (Karnataka) - 2750
Considering this Kollur which also has similar rainfall of Agumbe. The difference between Kollur and Cherrapunji is 1300 mm even if both get their average rainfall in August. The lead is going to extend further only.
Even Gaganbawada and Sangameshwar which get good rains in August will have good chance to beat Cherrapunji this year in the SWM.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011


9 pm wed 20 july satelite image
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Chennai - so far NO sea breeze and NO cloud formation yet... but we should wait till 11pm to say ALL clear !
Strong cross equatorial flow continues to prevail over Arabian Sea and south peninsular India
Evening showers for Andhra coast, N. Tamilnadu coast and Chennai will continue till 26-Jul, as the CAPE factor and V.velocity is high
IMD model suggests heavy showers for Kerala and Karnataka coast from 23-Jul till 27-Jul and beyond ..
IMD and COLA models suggest that N.Bay activity will cease for time being from 23-Jul .. so less showers forecast for N,central India.
RT @SeeKerala: @weatherofindia It is a calm day with light showers here in Cochin. SeeKerala
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia Baroda 9.40am, Cloudy sky with drizzles in between.


12.30 am 18 july india satelite map
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Chennai - sharp showers here in Pallavaram zone ... 8:38pm
Chennai - another sharp shower moving in from W-S-W chennai ... showers now 8:04pm over Poonamalle zone!
Chennai - N-W,North chennai get ready for a sharp shower in next 15 min
Heavy rainfall over Central, E-S-E and S-W of India from 13-Jul to 19-Jul ..
Agumbe has got 879 mm rainfall in last 4 days ...
Very heavy convective activity can be seen over S. Arabian sea.. good sign of strong cross equatorial winds... !
RT @Psyridah: Chennai weather is making me go crazy!!.. Anyway leaving to Kodaikanal in an hour
6pm, Heavy widespread showers over E.Maharastra, Madhyapradesh, Jharkand, S. Bengal...
Chennai - Today touched a max of 37.2 C (3:10pm).. really hot for JULY .. previous Record heat was 41.1 C (4-Jul-1915)
Chennai - Sharp showers can be seen over to West at around 60km from center.. 6:51pm
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia Baroda 11.00am, Dark clouds and it is raining heavily now. Yestday eve thunderstorm brought heavy rain.

Agumbe has got 879 mm rainfall in last 4 days

The following are the rainfall recorded by Agumbe, Karnataka in the last 4 days

16.07.2011 - 153 mm
17.07.2011 - 336 mm
18.07.2011 - 220 mm
19.07.2011 - 170 mm

Total rainfall Agumbe got this season (01.06.2011 to 19.07.2011 - 49 days) is 3428 mm and is now second behind Kollur, Karnataka which has got 4221 mm rainfall in the race to be the wettest place this monsoon in India. Gaganbawada, Maharashtra till yesterday has got 3320 mm, lets see the rainfall today it has to get 11 cm to overthrow Agumbe from second position.


Dark clouds over gujrat nearing pakistan karachi. 2 am mumbai time tue morning.all deep clouds skipping mumbai.
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Monday, July 18, 2011

Chennai - Today also a mild drizzled passed thru Pallavaram zone at around 7pm

Kollur crosses 4000 mm rainfall in style & Cherrapunji falls further down the list.

The race to be the wettest place in India is something new because Its always been Cherrapunji always as Mawsynarm, Hulikal and Amboli are not readily available.

Rainfall in mm (01.06.2011 to 18.07.2011 - 48 days)
  1. Kollur, Karnataka - 4111
  2. Gaganbawada, Maharashtra - 3320
  3. Agumbe, Karnataka - 3258
  4. Sangameshwar, Maharashtra - 3007
  5. Kadra, Karnataka - 2885
  6. Cherrapunji, Meghalaya - 2828
  7. Quepem, Goa - 2765
Quepem rainfall data not available for one day when Goa got battered 17.07.2011. I think it would have also crossed Cherrapunji's tally.

The break up of Kollur Rainfall are as follows -

  1. 1000 mm - 15 days
  2. 2000 mm - 28 days (13 days for the 1000 mm)
  3. 3000 mm - 36 days (6 days for the 1000 mm)
  4. 4000 mm - 48 days (12 days for the 1000 mm)
  5. 5000 mm - ???? (I predict it will be less than 12 days)
RT @shanpati: Weather in Mumbai conducive for a continuous heavy down pour but its just not happening. Isolated heavy rains continue.
Chennai - 5pm, Heavy cloud formations over N-W, at about 50km from center... Good sea breeze now !!
All major cities and towns are listed here in "Meteorological Institute of Norway" ...
Chennai - Weather forecast as PDF from "Meteorological Institute of Norway" ...
Monsoon update as on 18-Jul-2011 ...
RT @annkur: @whizkidd not heavy rain in Mumbai, but steady downpour since morning (11:51am)
Chennai - there's a good chance of passing sharp shower after 5pm if Sea breeze sets in around 4pm... otherwise NO rain today !
Chennai - Temp. now 12:48pm 35.5 C, a HOT day so far with stiff breeze from S-W..
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia Baroda 11.40am, Sunny with passing clouds a pic no rain
Due to an UAC over S. Gujarat, next 2 days, heavy showers will be over S-E Gujarat and along Maharastra coast ..

Monsoon as on 18-Jul-2011

♦  The axis of monsoon trough at mean sea level passes through Phalodi, Kota, Satna,Ranchi, Kolkata and
thence southeastwards to northeast Bay of Bengal.
♦  The upper air cyclonic circulation over northeast Madhya Pradesh and neighbourhood extending upto mid­
tropospheric levels tilting south­westwards with height persists.
♦  The off shore trough from Gujarat coast to Kerala coast persists.

Rainfall till 8:30am of 18-Jul-2011

3 am satellite image india mond morn,18/july

the dark pink clouds which were to break over mumbai,skirted across the coast northwards,now just south of karachi, north of jamnagar,gujrat,see the latest pictures on satelite imagery

Sunday, July 17, 2011

9 pm sun satellite map mumbai    dark pink clouds skip mumbai towards gujrat, very heavy showers averted

4 pm satelite image mumbai

India Forecast via dark red [heavy rain] and dark pink clouds[ very heavy rains] approaching mumbai,satellite map at 4 pm sunday
Mumbai - heavy rains started pre dawn ..
Goa - Quepem too got pounded with 715 mm rainfall in 4 days ..
RT @Bhatnewpics: Mumbai's suburbs daily routine derails in heavy rain - ireport
Karnataka gets super heavy rains ...


Satelite image. At 3.30 pm
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Arabian sea Monsoon may take a break after 20-Jul
Vertical velocity along N. Tamilnadu, S. Andhra coast is high.. 100 percent chance of Heavy T.showers possible.
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@mithilah Chennai - After sea breeze sets in.. likelyhood of T.showers / passing shower is almost 90 percent and that'll happen after 5:30pm
@mithilah Chennai - touchd a max temp of 35.6 C (2:28pm).. Having a stiff wind from S-W .. NO sea breeze yet.

Karnataka gets super heavy rains

Extremely Heavy rainfall amounts (cm): Agumbe 34; Kottigehara (Chikmagalur dt) 32; Siddapura (Udupi dt) 26; Kollur (Udupi dt) 25.

Very Heavy rainfall amounts (cm): Siddapura(Uttara Kannada dt) 24; Kammaradi (Chikmagalur dt) 23; Bhagamandala (Kodagu dt), Kalasa (Chikmagalur dt) 21 each; Belthangady (Dakshina Kannada dt) 19; Hosanagara (Shimoga dt) 18; Dharmasthala (Dakshina Kannada dt), Gersoppa, Kadra (both Uttara Kannada dt), Humchadakatte (Shimoga dt) 17 each; Mudibidre (Dakshina Kannada dt), Kundapur (Udupi dt), Bhatkal (Uttara Kannada dt), Koppa (Chikmagalur dt) 16 each; Karwar, Jayapura (Chikmagalur dt) 15 each; Ankola, Yellapur (both Uttara Kannada dt), Balehonnur (Chikmagalur dt) 14 each; Mulki (Dakshina Kannada dt), Kota (Udupi dt), Jagalbet (Uttara Kannada dt), Linganamakki (Shimoga dt) 13 each.

Heavy rainfall amounts (cm): Manki, Banavasi (both Uttara Kannada dt), Sringeri (Chikmagalur dt) 12 each; Karkala (Udupi dt), Shirali, Honavar, Londa (Belgaum dt) 11 each; Manchikeri (Uttara Kannada dt) 10; Udupi, Talaguppa (Shimoga dt), Lakkavalli (Chikmagalur dt) 9 each; Belur (Hassan dt) 8; Kumta (Uttara Kannada dt), Shiralkoppa (Shimoga dt), NR Pura (Chikmagalur dt) 7 each.
Today the UAC is over N-W Uttarpradesh and a Low trough extends upto Head of Bay (N.Bay) ..
RT @Bhaskar23564: rain in mumbai
RT @calamur: Three days of rain and Mumbai roads are tattered.
RT @shanpati: @weatherofindia Heavy down pours in Mumbai since morning.
RT @Shrenit10: Wow! Almost 300 mm of rainfall is forecasted for next 3 days for Mumbai & since morning it already got 120ml @weatherofindia

Quepem too got pounded with 715 mm rainfall in 4 days

Complete Goa expect their capital is getting battered this season. This is the rainfall Quepem got in the last 4 days

13.07.2011 – 320 mm
14.07.2011 – 150 mm
15.07.2011 – 70 mm
16.07.2011 – 175 mm

Total rainfall it has got from this season (01.06.2011 to 16.07.2011 – 46 days) is 2685 mm.

Waiting for today's data, heared its raining very heavily there

Agumbe has got 686 mm rainfall in last 4 days

As expected the monsoon is been merciless in West Coast. The following are the rainfall recorded by Agumbe in last 4 days

14.07.2011 - 91 mm
15.07.2011 - 106 mm
16.07.2011 - 153 mm
17.07.2011 - 336 mm

Total rainfall it has got from this season (01.06.2011 to 17.07.2011 - 47 days) is 3038 mm till today and is now second behind Kollur in the race to be the wettest place this monsoon in India.

Rajesh, why is that this swm the west coast is getting copious rainfall than their average.
After a dry Sunday, heavy rains lashed Mumbai commencing pre dawn.It was observed that the winds suddenly changed from a Southerly direction after 3.0 a.m. Sunday to Northerly. Indicates a abrupt development of a "thin" line of low pressure vortex off the Konkan coast from South Gujarat to South Konkan coast.
Between 3 am and 8.00am Sunday, Colaba measured 50 mms of rain, while it was 23 mms earlier from Saturday 8.30 am till 3.00 am Sunday. Correspondingly, the figures were 90 mms and 12 mms for S,Cruz. A wet Sunday morning indeed for Mumbai.
Satellite townships of Navi Mumbai and Panvel can get very heavy downpours in the pre noon hours of Sunday.

3 am sun morning satelite image close up mumbai [red] dense clouds,promising heavy rains sunday [ small pink] spots are very heavy rains

Saturday, July 16, 2011

details of mumbai weather,10 pm, 16/july/11

mumbai satelite maps shows heavy clouds off mumbai coast, should get heavy showers shortly, agrees with my barometer on watch which shows 993
as per my 2 yrs experiance
1000- 1010 = clear weather
998-1000 = few showers
995-998 = heavy showers
991-995 = very heavy showers
895- 991 = cyclonic winds with very heavy rains
885-895 = deep cyclone heading our way
if u remember last yr cyclone which brushed mumbai, that time it recorded on my barometer 887....
Rainfall till 8:30am, 16-Jul-2011 ..
RT @irah1755: @weatherofindia in perambur 7:15pm
RT @DRJAGADESH: @weatherofindia @irah1755 no rain here in egmore yet.. 7:16pm
Chennai - a sharp drizzle just passed across pallavaram zone .. 7:10pm
Chennai - Sharp shower is now over parts of CHennai city.. and it's moving very fast due to stiff winds from S-W above .5km height
Chennai - a sharp shower is now 7:08pm over Poonamalle zone... and approching S-W suburbs of Chennai .


Satelite map india 3.30 pm. See the dark red purple clouds .mumbai also to get heavy showers
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Today, the UAC is over E. Madhyapradesh and over S-E Uttarpradesh ..
RT @JenDelgadoCNN: RT @BreakingNews: Heavy rains trigger mudslide in N-W China, 13 killed & 6 injured Xinhua news says
In next 48hrs, Heavy showers expected for W. Uttarpradesh, Nepal, and entire Himalayan foot hills
Karnataka, and Kerala coast will get heavy and widespread showers till 20-Jul.. and rain rate will go down after that.!
Monsoon may take a break again from 21-Jul... COLA model
Vertical velocity along W. Bay along S. Andhra and N. Tamilnadu coast is high and will be for another 3 days.. More T.showers in this zone.
Chennai - touched a max of 36.7 C (2:27pm).. Now having stiff wind from S-W, Some low cloud formation can be seen over S-W.
Keeping Watch on Typhoon "Ma-on". Soon to become a super Typhoon, and could curve and head straight towards Southern Japan.
Could also change wind pattern in and around sub-continent on curving.

Friday, July 15, 2011

RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia jodhpur 8.30pm,hot&humid day,heavy thundershowers in the eve.

11 pm mumbai,15/july

shows heavy dense clouds over madhya pradesh,rajasthan,north gujrat,promising heavy showers there

10 pm mumbai

Rains off and on but the weather has cooled down
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Satelite image of india 9.45 pm today
Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone prediction for Heavy rainfall places is predicting heavy rains for the Heavy rainfall places in next 7 days. Cherrapunji is coming last. This SWM many in the west coast will cross 5000 mm going at this rate.

Quepem, Sagameshwar, Gokrana, Kadra, Sanguem, Kollur, Gersoppa all have got above normal rainsl

Quepem – 484 mm

Gokarna – 477 mm

Kollur – 444 mm

Kadra – 402 mm

Amboli – 390 mm

Sanguem – 387 mm

Buxaduar – 376 mm

Sangameshwar – 375 mm

Gersoppa – 349 mm

Bhagamandala – 339 mm

Cherrapunji – 275 mm

Mahabaleshwar – 250 mm
7:30pm, Heavy showers all over N-W, Central India... while entire S-W coast is also active with sharp showers ..
Nagercoil - Good intermittent showers for the past 24 hrs.. last reported till 5pm
Chennai - NO sea breeze yet and NO low cloud formation as well .. now 6:29pm
Rainfall Toppers from 01.06.2011 to 15.07.2011 (45 days) ...
Chennai - Temp. touched 36.0 C (2:24pm).. having stiff wind from S-W ... If Sea breeze sets in before 6pm, then a passing shower possible !
Vertical velocity along N. Tamilnadu and S. Andhra coast will be on higher side till 19-Jul-2011 .. So T.showers predicted in this zone.
Monsoon active over Rajasthan, Madhyapradesh, W. Uttarpradesh ...

Rainfall Toppers from 01.06.2011 to 15.07.2011 (45 days)

Rainfall in mm's (Min 1750 mm)
  1. Kollur (Karnataka) - 3605
  2. Gaganbawada (Maharashtra) - 2732
  3. Cherrapunji (Meghalaya) - 2715
  4. Agumbe (Karnataka) - 2548
  5. Sangameshwar (Maharashtra) - 2532
  6. Quepem (Goa) - 2510
  7. Kadra (Karnataka) - 2445
  8. Valpoi (Goa) - 2112
  9. Siddapura (Karnataka) - 2076
  10. Gerosoppa (Karnataka) - 2051
  11. Gorkhana (Karnataka) - 1981
  12. Karkala (Karnataka) - 1941
  13. Bhagamandala (Karnataka) - 1926
  14. Kanakavali (Maharashtra) - 1882
  15. Piravom (Kerala) - 1882
  16. Canacona (Goa) - 1870
  17. Chinnakallar (Tamil Nadu) - 1864
  18. Rajapur (Maharashtra) - 1847
  19. Ratnagiri (Maharashtra) - 1844
  20. Vadakara (Kerala) - 1838
  21. Bhira (Maharashtra) - 1838
  22. Mahabaleshwar (Maharashtra) - 1829
  23. Bhatkal (Karnataka) - 1808
  24. Lanja (Maharashtra) - 1800
  25. Sawantwadi (Maharashtra) - 1790
  26. Sanguem (Goa) - 1780
  27. Buxaduar (West Bengal) - 1726
Orissa coast LOW has moved inland and now it's over Chatisgarh .. expected to move N-W ..

Monsoon status - 14-Jul-2011

Southwest monsoon has been vigorous over Marathwada and Telangana and active over Konkan & Goa, coastal Andhra Pradesh, interior Karnataka, Vidarbha, west Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand during past 24 hours.
India Monsoon Rains Seen Close to Normal ...
Landslides triggered by monsoon rains strike 2 villages in Nepal, leaving 6 dead, 10 missing ...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Chennai - NO sea breeze or low cloud formation yet 6:47pm... in the mean time we are closely watching a rain bearing system West at 55kms
RT @shanpati: Moderate rains in Western Suburbs Mumbai at present. Picture wil change in next hour. Heavy rains expected in evening.
Chennai - Touched a max of 35.1 C (2:42pm) ... NO sea breeze yet (4:13pm) and today evening also a fast moving sharp shower expected !
RT @oldsplice: @weatherofindia When will it rain in Delhi???When When? When?
On 13-Jul, Hyderabad drenched with onset of monsoon ...
Continues to rain in mumbai at times quite heavy disrupting rail and roads ... PHOTO ..
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia Baroda 2.10pm, cloudy, wet and green - a pic
RT @Shrenit10: Intensity of rains has increased in south and central mumbai in last 2 hours @weatherofindia (1pm)
Today also Vertical velocity is high along S. coastal Andhra .. T. showers again expected for Chennai, N. Tamilnadu, Coastal Andhra,
RT @shse69: @rajugana @weatherofindia mumbai also heavy rains, 12.40 noon


Continues to rain in mumbai at times quite heavy disrupting rail and roads
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RT @SudhaKanago: Monsoon glory! My waterfall has grown! Next to my office in Powai
A LOW pressure is lying along Orissa coast, which will move West in another 12 hrs ..
RT @oneblackcoffee: Raining all the way from Kandivali to Mahim. (11:54am)
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia , Baroda 11.45am- Fully overcast sky, dark clouds and drizzing since morning.
RT @thesvt: @weatherofindia As expected heavy rains in mumbai since early morning especially in eastern suburbs & thane.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bay in churn as Pacific throws up fresh storm

The US Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Centre has located a fresh tropical storm, Ma-on, around 1,500 km east-southeast of Iwo To, Japan.
The storm has tracked a west-northwest track in the central Pacific and is forecast to keep travelling in the same direction.
While doing so, it is forecast to grow several times over in intensity during the next few days.
The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts sees the likely super typhoon roaring towards the northeast China coast past southern Japan for a landfall.
This typhoon would be the most significant weather feature during the course of the week, flows feeding into which could also trigger upstream activity towards far west in the Bay of Bengal.
As if on cue, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said on Tuesday evening that the Bay of Bengal has thrown up a fresh upper air cyclonic circulation.
It has happened side by side an ongoing surge in monsoon flows across the west coast into peninsular India and further into the Bay.
This system could go on to set up a ‘feeble' low-pressure area, which, according to the US National Centres for Environmental Prediction, could push in a rain head into north peninsular India later during the week.
The axis of the seasonal monsoon trough over land has kept oscillating to north and south from its normal position during the 24 hours ending Tuesday morning, deciding the fortunes of the monsoon.
But the monsoon has been active over Gujarat region, among the few Met subdivisions with major rain deficits, during this period.
Kalpana-1 satellite imagery in the afternoon showed the presence of convective (rain-bearing) clouds over parts of east Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, east, central and northeast India, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, central and south Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea and southeast Arabian Sea.
A weather warning said that isolated heavy rainfall would break out over coastal Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana and north coastal Andhra Pradesh during the next two days.
It would be isolated heavy over south Chhattisgarh and Orissa on Wednesday, bringing welcome precipitation into the rice-growing areas.
A short-term forecast valid until Friday said that fairly widespread rain or thundershowers would occur along the west coast and the Northeastern States, central and adjoining peninsular India
Chennai - fast moving sharp shower was really quick ... now it's over Sea after crossing N.central Chennai
RT @fabwrite: @weatherofindia Its raining now, in mandaveli!!! (6:54pm)
RT @Qadberry: @weatherofindia it rained for about 5 to 10 mins in Ambattur. 6:49pm
Chennai - 6:41pm, a fast moving sharp shower can be seen over West of Chennai at around 22km from center. Sea breeze has picked up strongly.
Chennai - at last now 6pm we have good sea breeze from S-E
Chennai - now 4:30pm, high cloud cover continues.. NO sea breeze yet to boost cloud formation. NO low cloud formation yet !
This monsoon so far, Kollur still leads the rainfall table ahead of Cherrapunji ...
Chennai - will have cloudy sky all thru the day and with high humidity... almost 80 percent chance of T.shower today after 4pm.
Till 19-Jul.. heavy showers for entire S-W peninsula coast till 15-Jul rain will be concentrated over C.Maharastra, then it'll drift South
Due to N-W Bay UAC, vertical velocity along entire andhra coast, N. Tamilnadu is higher. Heavy showers in 24 hrs..
In coming days the N-W Bay UAC is expected to move West into inland and will be over E. Maharastra on 14/15-Jul
RT @rajugana: Baroda 11.40am, No rain yestday & It was sunny, hot & humid. Now clouds n its drizzling..a pic
RT @thesvt: Torrential rains are back in Mumbai and forecast for next 2 days looking even more ominous @weatherofindia
Yesterday's N.Bay UAC has drifted S-W and now over N-W Bay along Orissa coast ...
monsoon has been active over Gujarat region during past 24 hours�

latest weather map of india at 11 am on 13/july

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


7 pm cloud cover over breeze. Today few showers
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Rain along Kerala and Karnataka coast to become heavier and widespread from tonight till 17-Jul
Chennai - had a mild day with high cloud cover till now 6:27pm and very little low cloud formation can be seen. NO good sea breeze as well.
S-W peninsula coast is experiencing high winds for the past 24hrs and it's likely to continue for another 3 days.. Rains will become heavier

Kollur still leads the rainfall table ahead of Cherrapunji

The most important thing about Kollur (Karnataka) rainfall is that it has got above 1cm rainfall from the day monsoon set in. It has got above 10 cm rainfall for 13 days and between 7-10 cm rainfall for 11 days.

The stars of Maharashtra, Gaganbawada is nearing Cherrapunji which has got (-1335 mm) rainfall less than the average. While Sangameshwar has gone above Agumbe which has got (-399 mm) rainfall less than the average and Kadra is also in striking distance of overtaking Agumbe, which has lost the Cherrapunji of South title to Hulikal, which is also located in Karnataka.

Top 5 SWM from 01.06.11 to 12.07.2011 (43 days)

  1. Kollur, Karnataka - 3424 mm
  2. Cherrapunji, Meghyala - 2607 mm
  3. Gaganbawada, Maharashtra - 2447 mm
  4. Sangameshwar, Maharashtra - 2322 mm
  5. Agumbe, Karnataka - 2302 mm
  6. Kadra, Karnataka - 2220 mm

The lead between Kollur and Cherrapunji is extending day by day. Its now at 817 mm.
A fresh N.Bay UAC has formed today ... so entire Bay has become very active again ..
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia, Baroda 9.45am, Sunny with passing clouds. So far No rain today.

weather at 12.30 pm,mumbai

cloudy skies with a steady drizzle since morning, cooling mumbai a lot, less sultry and sweaty for now

Monday, July 11, 2011

mumbai weather at 9 pm

weather dry and partly cloudy, rains seem to have dried up for the moment
Chennai - Heavy rain will skirt across entire extreme S,S-W Chennai in another 15 to 30 min... rain will travel from west to east. 5:41pm
RT @kmathan: @weatherofindia yes its raining in chengalpattu... thunders too.. (5:02pm)
RT @kmathan: @weatherofindia Heavy cloud cover at chengalpattu..ll rain any minute now (4:35pm)
Chennai - Heavy cloud formation seen over S-W of chennai around 70km... and very heavy rain reported there.
Monsoon run complete amid ‘La Nina rebound' cues ...
Monsoon moves into Pakistan as on 10-Jul-2011 ...

Monsoon run complete amid ‘La Nina rebound' cues

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has declared that the southwest monsoon managed to cover the entire country by Saturday, at least a week ahead of schedule.
In a fortuitous coincidence, latest update from the Climate Prediction Centre (CPC) of the US National Weather Services seemed to suggest the re-emergence of a monsoon-friendly La Nina in the east equatorial Pacific later this year.
Over the last couple of weeks, forecasts created by the Climate Forecast System of the National Centres for Environmental Prediction have begun to indicate the re-emergence of La Nina during northern hemisphere autumn, the CPC said.
Combined with the recent weakening of the positive ocean anomalies and the lingering La NiƱa state of the atmosphere, the possibility of a return to La Nina has increased over the past month.
However, it added the caveat that most other models and all multi-model forecasts have been predicting ‘neutral' (conditions), suggesting neither La Nina nor El Nino, during the season ahead.
Out of more than 20 such forecasts monitored by the International Research Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia University, only six plumped for the ‘La Nina' option, it said.
Back home, the monsoon ran ahead of time to cover the entire mass after a ‘pulse' from the Bay of Bengal ended the ‘break monsoon' phase that had manifested during the first week of July.
Break monsoon is the term referred to the inevitable pause that the monsoon allows itself after a hectic run that, in the instant case, lasted almost the whole of June.
This pulse had also triggered the formation of a low-pressure area over land in east India. It travelled west for a day, before losing most of the sting over northwest Madhya Pradesh.
But it had also helped consolidate the easterly monsoon flows by coercing the all-important land-based monsoon trough across northwest-to-southeast India to revert to its normal position to sustain the flows.
Chennai - now 3:20pm having good Sea breeze from E-S-E and temp is at 34 deg C, before that temp touched a max of 37.2 C (1:56pm)

Monsoon moves into Pakistan as on 10-Jul-2011

Rainfall map recorded till 8:30am of 11-Jul-2011

RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia Baroda 9.45, Monsoon magic!! a pic after wet weekend, its fresh & green everywhere!
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia Baroda 1.48pm, Dark passing clouds, and it's raining now.. a pic
Mumbai forecast for Today, 11-Jul-2011 ...
Not seeing a rosy picture today (Monday) for the predicted strengthening of the off-shore trough (west coast). Possibilities of this west coast trough gaining strength was seen earlier. But,due to the total fizzling out of the upper air trough, off shore trough will remain weak on Monday.
Hence, the Mumbai forecasr for Monday stands changed to sunny with few showers. Rain amounts 10 mms. Next forecast tonite.

The scenario in the Bay remains hopeful for a low by tomorrow.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia Baroda 3.15pm, Passing clouds with passing showers, cool n windy. 13 cms of rain on Saturday
CAPE factor along S-E peninsula and N,N-W,W Bay will be on higher side from 12-Jul.. heavy T.showers expected..
Chennai - NO sea breeze and NO yet and feels very hot now 2:34pm... temp 36.8 C (2:26pm)
Chennai - Evening showers will show again from 12-Jul ... There's an isolated (20 percent) chance of T.shower today as well.
Another N-W Bay UAC will form on 12-Jul and move inland ...
Showers along Entire S-W peninsula coast will be on lower side till 12-Jul.. after that it'll pickup strength ..

Saturday, July 09, 2011

RT @shanpati: @weatherofindia Utterly unpredictable this rainy season here in Mumbai! 1 dwnpour n its all gone . . (8:30pm)
7pm, Heavy showers over Gujarat, N-W, Coastal Maharastra, T.showers over C,S.central Tamilnadu, Orissa ..
RT @Aditya_UG: Stuck in rains without an umbrella! Bad idea! @MadRuskiGunner. @weatherofindia. (5pm) Mumbai
RT @adityavnathan: Dear Chennai heat, you win over Delhi and Mumbai hands down. You are annoyingly horrible. Me.
RT @shanpati: @weatherofindia It isnt raining, Small n light showers frm the passing clouds. Though weather conducive for heavy rains! (4pm)
RT @aishu_s: RT @techrsr: Wow. RT @lokallobaat: RT @zaffi: Amazing photo of the shuttle launch from an airplane.
RT @shanpati: @weatherofindia Rainfall in Mumbai has reduced considerably in last 5 hours! hoping for a massive downpour later in evening.
Chennai - touched a max of 36.0 C (2:31pm).. now 3:24pm having good Sea breeze ... Cloud formation expected over S-W after 4:30pm
COLA model suggests that the present UAC will intensify further and then move in N-E direction in next 3 days..
UAC is now over extreme N-W Maharastra, S-E Gujarat, and W. Madhyapradesh.. causing more heavy widespread showers.

Monsoon as on 8-Jul-2011

Rainfall till 8:30am of 8-Jul-2011

RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia Baroda 7.20am, Wet weekend..torrential showers yestday night.. a pic

Friday, July 08, 2011

Dry weekend weather for Tamil Nadu, interior Karnataka.
Showers along S-E peninsula coast (Chennai included) will be less and far between till 12-Jul ... after that W.Bay will get active again.
Yesterday's Central Maharastra UAC is now over N-W Maharastra, its expected to weaken there and Move N-E in 24hrs.
RT @janki09: waterloging in rain in mumbai (12:15pm)
RT @shamrita143: RT @kaur_nikki: @shahidkapoor Oh god..It so raining heavily here in mumbai..Whenever i see rain @amritaraotweetz 12:30pm
RT @A1BreakingNews: Rain brings Normal Life to a Halt in Mumbai
Chennai - Wind now 12:41pm from W-N-W ... today again chennai might get a T.shower after 4pm.
Chennai - after 4 days .. today again temp. rising above 34 deg C and having high humidity.
11:30am, Heavy showers along entire Maharastra coast, S-S-W Madhyapradesh, N-E Andhra, Haryana, C.Rajasthan..
RT @thesvt: @weatherofindia Heavy overnight rains in mumbai. Colaba (163mm), santacruz (114mm). Now at 10:00 am its still raining.
RT @Aditya_UG: Rains! Just for couple of hours and this is it! @AFC4lyfe @weatherofindia @MadRuskiGunner (Mumbai)
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia Baroda 10.45am, Heavy rain yesterday night (6 cms). Today it is overcast sky. but no rain.
Rainfall last 24 hrs ended Friday Morning: Colaba  163 mms, Santa Cruz 116 mms ! 3 times the estimate !

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Kollur cross 3000 mm rainfall in 35 days this monsoon

It has got above 10 cm rainfall 12 days out of total 37 days and between 8-10 cm rainfall for 6 days.

Top 5 SWM from 01.06.11 to 07.07.2011 (37 days)

1. Kollur, Karnataka - 3104 mm
2. Cherrapunji, Meghyala - 2363 mm
3. Gaganbawada, Maharashtra - 2256 mm
4. Agumbe, Karnataka - 2145 mm
5. Sangameshwar, Maharashtra - 2102 mm
6. Kadra, Karnataka - 2070 mm

The lead between Kollur and Cherrapunji is extending day by day. It would be nice to have data of Hulikal and Amboli
4:30pm, Heavy showers over UAC zone, Gujarat and into Rajasthan as well ..
Showers along Chennai, N. Tamilnadu, Coastal Andhra may go down for 2 days from 9-Jul and will be back after 12-Jul !
Due to UAC over C. Maharastra.. Heavy rain forecast for Coastal, Central, W. Maharastra, S,S-E Gujarat in 24hrs,,
Today, UAC is over Central Maharastra and it's expected to move N-N-E in 24 hrs ...
Chennai - Touched a max of 34.2 C (2:49pm)... now 5:18pm having good sea breeze .. No cloud formation yet ! But Rain expected !
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia, Baroda 5.20pm, Dark clouds from SW and it is raining a pic

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

RT @khushrang_heena: Raining in annanagar :) RT @Shaitaaaaan: Egmore too
Chennai - showers started just now 11:11pm over polichalur zone
Chennai - a super t.shower with high winds closing in on west,south-west suburb.. now 11:08pm over poonamale zone.
RT @venom_vendor: @weatherofindia heavy rain in Bangalore, for last 2hrs. And still continuing... (6:35pm)
Chennai - showers started over Madhavaram zone.. 7:16pm
Chennai - More cloud formations continue along W,W-S-W of chennai around 60km from center.. Shower possibility still open!
Chennai - the present cloud formation over W of chennai is moving N-E ... it may skirt along N-W suburbs of Chennai.
@sanjeevirao >> yes, Chennai - will have showers today as well.. and that too will be localized
Chennai - now having good sea breeze .. and a T.cell can be seen over W-S-W of Chennai 60km
Chennai - now 3:50pm have good Sea breeze from E-S-E and cloud formations has started.
Chennai - S. chennai has got almost 4 days of T.showers, all after 6pm ... Today also we can expect showers after 5pm.
Chennai - S. chennai has got almost 4 days of T.showers, all after 6pm ... Today also we can expect showers after 5pm.
Chennai - S. chennai has got almost 4 days of T.showers, all after 6pm ... Today also we can expect showers after 5pm.
RT @surajitg27: Good rain in mumbai . Good view from office (2:44pm)
RT @shanpati: @weatherofindia Massive down pour in Mumbai. . . Hope it continues! (10:45am)
... Heavy and widespread showers forecast all along S-W peninsula including Mumbai till 13-Jul and beyond..
Model predictions has changed again due to sudden revival of Arabian sea monsoon..
Due to N-W Bay UAC.. Arabian sea monsoon has become active again .. heavy showers all over W, S-W peninsula ..
RT @weathernetwork: 18 killed, 2 injured in downpour-triggered landslide in NW China.
IMD model says that another N-W Bay UAC will form on 10-Jul and move inland ...
IMD model suggests that the UAC will dissipate over E.Maharastra but COLA model says that'll travel West and then N and N-E before 10-Jul
Today, the UAC over N-W bay has moved into N-E Andhra and S. Orissa ...
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia, Baroda 3.25pm, Fully overcast sky with Dark clouds and it is raining a pic
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia Baroda 10.25am, Slight drizzle yestday night and today, it is fully overcast sky...will it rain!!!

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Chennai - a small cloud formation over S-W of city burst open just now 11:15pm, heavy rain over polichalur zone

rains playing truant in mumbai

july is supposed to rain heavily, but mumbai is quite dry, humid and sticky, there are cloud formation off goa coast stuck there only, hope they move northwards
POSCO: take land but give life ...
After a small sharp shower in mumbai 4.30pm on 4-Jul-2011 .. shared by our reader ...
Chennai - sharp showers with thunder may skirt along N,N-W of chennai suburbs in another 1/1.5 hr.
Chennai - Now 7:27pm having good Sea breeze and we can see huge T.cells all over N-N-W of chennai, there are heavy showers 50km from center.
@aapkamitrgss >> Showers for Gurgaon may reach around 8/9-Jul ... but 100 percent before 12-Jul.
Kollur, Karnataka again tops South India charts with 120 mm rainfall
Monsoon set for revival as Bay wakes up ...
Chennai - skies clearing up now 3:22pm.. temp. touched a max of 32.5 C (3:19pm)... NO sea breeze yet

Monsoon set for revival as Bay wakes up

The South-West monsoon is set for a revival of sorts after an intervening ‘break' phase, with an upper air cyclonic circulation springing up over north-west Bay of Bengal on Monday.
The circulation has helped the eastern end of the all-important land-based monsoon trough across northwest-to-southeast India to revert back to its normal position.
The northern end is expected to follow suit within the next two days bringing the rain cover to extend over west-central India and the rest of northwest India, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) update said on Monday.
This sets the stage for the revival of rain activity, with Kalpana-1 satellite pictures revealing the presence of convective(rain-bearing) clouds over east Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, the North-Eastern States, Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea and east-central and south-east Arabian Sea.
A conventional offshore trough has fallen into place along the west coast from Maharashtra coast to Kerala coast.
This is just as well, since monsoon easterlies would need a system to interact with and bring needed rains into the region including West Rajasthan and north Gujarat where rains have been either deficient or scanty until now.
A short-term forecast by IMD valid until Thursday said that fairly widespread rain or thundershowers would occur over western Himalayan region, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Lakshadweep, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and along the west coast.
Scattered rain or thundershowers would occur over remaining parts of the country outside Rajasthan and Gujarat.
An extended forecast valid until Saturday spoke about the possibility of further increase in rainfall activity over central and northwest India.
But in a weather warning for the next two days, the IMD said that there are two remnant rain-driving circulations from the heavy session still hanging over the region over northwest Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand and adjoining Bihar respectively.
Isolated heavy rainfall would also occur over coastal Karnataka, Kerala and the North-Eastern States during this period as the revival of monsoon reverberates along the southwest coast as also in the northeast.
Meanwhile during the day yesterday (Sunday), fairly widespread rainfall was reported from Jharkhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, north interior Karnataka and the Northeastern States