Tuesday, January 18, 2011

RT @wxchannel: Australia flood is now called one of the costliest in the country's history. http://bit.ly/fTAKCV
RT @malhotramona: @weatherofindia full moon 7pm mumbai jan 18 2011 http://ping.fm/Mg3Te
looks like a multiple year La Nina ... http://ow.ly/3FGLb

looks like a multiple year La Nina

Meteorological researchers and scientists around the world are now seized of the possibility of the ‘peaking' La Nina mutating into a multiple-year event.
The ‘super drencher' that evolved over the east-central Pacific during the last year and unleashed its fury over disparate continents may now be on the mend, according to top researchers.

But any ‘dramatic weakening' is ruled out, in any case, they aver. Dr Jing-Jia Luo, a leading Tokyo-based researcher informed Business Line that strong La Nina has reached its peak intensity and climb down intensity over the following months.
A Senior Scientist at the Climate Variation Predictability and Applicability Research Programme at the Research Institute for Global Change (RIGC), an affiliate of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (Jamstec), he, however, maintained that the Pacific event would still be ‘long-lasting' and persist until early 2012.
This is what makes it a multiple-year event, agrees Prof Bin Wang, Professor of Meteorology, Department of Meteorology and International Pacific Research Centre at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii.

“This looks like a multiple year La Nina. This seems very likely. Several previous strong La Nina events have tended to last longer than a year,” Prof Wang says.
Dr William Patzert, an oceanographer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the US National Aeronautical and Space Administration, too, has taken exception to the La Nina event.
“In contrast with the more spectacular but shorter duration El Nino and La NiƱa events, this multiple-year trend may be part of a decade-long pattern known as the Pacific decadal oscillation,” Dr Patzert said. Closer home, India Meteorological Department (IMD) expected that there is a 50 per cent possibility of La Nina persisting around mid-year this year.
In its latest assessment, the Japanese RIGC said that associated with this strong La Nina event, global mean surface air temperature has decreased in last month and severe cold stormy weather unfolded in northern Eurasia and parts of North America. Surface air temperature in Eurasia, northern North America, Australia, Brazil, and Africa would continue to be below normal in following months.
More precipitation and flood events would occur in Australia, South Africa and Brazil during the first few months of 2011.
East China and Japan would have a hot summer in 2011 in association with the extended La Nina condition.
Srilanka :: Heavy Rain Causes Massive Displacement ... http://ow.ly/3FGF3
Chennai - Temp. now 6:20pm is 24.3°C and going down rapidly.. will touch 19 deg C around 6am tomorrow.
Adilabad recorded the lowest minimum temperature of 8 deg C in the plains of South India
5pm, Snow and Rain due to western disturbance has cleared... Still some showers linger along E,S-W of Srilanka... http://ow.ly/i/7klJ
Another western disturbance to hit Kashmir from evening of 20-Jan... and S, S-E Bay will be active again from 24-Jan.. http://ow.ly/i/7kjr
Windy conditions expected along S. Andhra and entire Tamilnadu coast from 22 till 26-Jan.
Sunny day for Delhiites ... http://ow.ly/3FDgM
Chennai - Records 19.2 C and now 2:05pm having mild breeze from East... this might increase the Humidity levels and heavy DEW possible.
Another fresh feeble western disturbance would affect western Himalayan region from 20th onwards.