Thursday, March 17, 2011

COLA-GFS :: Still predicts odd thunder showers for S. Tamilnadu and S. Kerala on 20,21,22-Mar ...
Central and West India SUPER heat on 16-Mar ...
Rainfall till 8:30am of 17-Mar-2011 ... widespread Heavy rain over Andaman islands ...
6:30pm, A good W.D has started affecting Kashmir and most of N-N-W India is cloudy, and Bay UAC has moved E-S-E ..
On 16-Mar... Fairly widespread rainfall has occurred over Andaman and Nicobar islands
IMD-GFS ... S-E Bay will throw another circulation around 23-Mar
Why a nuclear reactor will never become a bomb ?? ....
RT @paulgeorgy: Hope rain start by april , in kerala march is hottest month, situation of people in gulf is like sitting inside micro wave
Nothing to fear when moon gets closer to earth, say scientists ...

Westerly system to cap heating over North-West

An incoming western disturbance parked on Wednesday evening over north Pakistan is expected to move east to impact weather in the western Himalayan region and adjoining plains until early next week.

An India Meteorological Department (IMD) outlook has maintained a watch for welcome showers or thundershowers to break out over Punjab.
The cooler western disturbance would now be able to smother the emerging spike in mercury tending to grow from the southwest for the time being.

The IMD has said that a gradual rise in maximum and minimum temperatures is likely over many parts of the country over the next three days.
Northwest India could be the sole exception to this trend thanks to the calming influence of the western disturbance.

Heat wave conditions would prevail over isolated pockets of west Rajasthan and Gujarat during this period.
Minimum temperatures were above normal by 2 to 5 deg Celsius over parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat and by 2 to 4 deg C over parts of Punjab and west Uttar Pradesh during the 24 hours ending on Wednesday evening.

But they were below normal by 2 to 4 deg Celsius over parts of the Northeastern States, Gangetic West Bengal, Orissa, Chhattisgarh and Vidarbha.
This is attributed mainly to the presence of the trough in the lower levels of the atmosphere running down from north Orissa to west-central Bay of Bengal.
Though shifting alignment almost on a daily basis over the past week or so, the trough has been persisting in the region, and with it associated clouding and thundershowers.

The lowest minimum temperature of 11.6 deg Celsius was recorded at Adampur in Punjab.
Satellite pictures showed presence of convective clouds over parts of north Jammu and Kashmir and southwest Bay of Bengal.
The upper air cyclonic circulation over southwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Sri Lanka too persisted.
Widespread rainfall was reported from Andaman and Nicobar Islands while it was isolated over Orissa and Coastal Andhra Pradesh.

A short-term forecast said that widespread rain or thundershowers would occur over Andaman and Nicobar Islands until Thursday evening.
Isolated rain or snowfall would unfold over western Himalayan region and increase thereafter during this period.
Scattered rain or thundershowers has been forecast over sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim and the Northeastern States from Thursday onwards. 
16-Mar :: At 41.6 deg C, Mumbai’s hottest March day since 1956 ...
RT @akshaydeoras: 32 deg C right now in Nagpur! Temperatures to rise sharply from tomorrow onwards (11:28am)
RT @alertnet: Helicopter starts spraying water on Japan nuclear plant - Jiji
RT @rajugana: Baroda 9.55am, Yestday Temp 41-21C, however cool winds brought some relief in the eve/night. Now it is hot & temp souring.
M2  arrives over India on schedule.
Mumbai: 37.3c at 12 noon. Humidity 11%. Avoid direct sun and have more liquids. Mumbai not familiar with low humidity.
Days will get relief from Friday as explained in Vagaries.

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Mumbai Colaba reaches its all time high for ANY MONTH today, 16th. March 2011. In its long history of weather observation, since 1st. Jan 1847, Wednesday's 41.6c is the highest recorded. Previous highest for any month till today was 40.6c on 19th. April 1955.
S'Cruz is just shy of its March high of 41.7c, recorded in 1956. The highest ever for any month in the suburbs is 42.2c touched in 1952 on 14th. April.

The highest in India on 16th. was at Mumbai Colaba at 41.6, closely followed by Bhuj at 41.5c. Ratnagiri was at 41c (also an all time record for Ratnagiri for any month) along with Mumbai S'Cruz at 41.3c.

Chhor in Pakistan topped the chart in Asia at 42c.