Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Now... showers again over S-W Srilanka .
Today , Wednesday 15th. March, highs: Mumbai Colaba: 41.6c. Santa Cruz: 41.3c.

Highest ever for March in Colaba. Previous March record at Colaba: 40c on 8rd of March 1958, 3rd 1981, and 16th.2007.
Record for S"Cruz stans at 41.7c on 28th. March 1956.
Heat wave conditions were prevailing over some parts of Gujarat and at isolated pockets of west Rajasthan
Some thunder showers predicted for S. Tamilnadu and Gulf Mannar from 19-Mar to 22-Mar.
Next westerlies expected for N-W India from 17-Mar .
The present S-W Bay UAC will move into Gulf Mannar on 19-Mar... expected to bring some thunder showers for S. Tamilnadu and S. Kerala
South India heat on 15-Mar ... Rentachintala, Mahabubnagar and Hanamkonda recorded the highest maximum temperature of 39 deg C
Chennai - had a warm day so far ... 31.5 C (12:06pm) ... with stiff breeze from East.
Doppler Radar will be predicting rain this monsoon , wil it ???...
Mumbai at 39c at 1.00 pm, 16-Mar ...
Municipal office at Thane shows a high of 40c recorded on Tuesday, 15-Mar...
Flash Snippet:

Mumbai at 39c at 1.00 pm on Wednesday. Humidity is 11%.

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Ashokbhai (Rajkot) draws my attention to a very interesting, and significant observation of Tuesday, 15th. March, at Ahamdabad airport. He shows, that at the airport observatory site, which can be checked by here, he noticed that the highest reading on Tuesday was 43c at the airport.
And this was nowhere mentioned nor confirmed by IMD .IMD Met. office in the city shows 39.3c as the max. on their site. IMD declared Barmer at 41.3c as the highest yesterday.
Very interesting, and Noteworthy observation ! We must have missed out a few unusual highs this way (hope not). Will have to check all airport readings personally for more accurate and missed out information henceforth !

Pasted below is the reading referred to from the site.

Mar 15 @ 10:10 210° 5 6000 43° 109° 6° 43° 10% 29.73 1007
Mar 15 @ 09:40 220° 4 6000 43° 109° 7° 45° 11% 29.73

By the way, Municipal office at Thane shows a high of 40c recorded on Tuesday.