Thursday, April 07, 2011

Latest Press Release by IMD:
Flash Snippet:

7.4 M Earthquake shakes East Coast of Japan today, 7th. April, at 8 pm IST. 66 kms East of  Sendai.


RT @alertnet: Quake shakes Mexico, no reports of damage or injuries
30 Years of Global Warming Erased In 15 Months! ??? ...
Tsunami won't affect monsoon forecast: India Meteorological Department ...
@csk_whistlepodu >> Most of Kochi matches are in threat ... due to Pre-monsoon heavy thunder showers forecast from mid-April to May end.
moderate W.D will start over W. Kashmir from 9-Apr... and last till 13-Apr...
Heavy afternoon thunder showers forecast for Jharkand, N-E Orissa and Bengal from 10-Apr till 13-Apr.
A weak circulation possible over N. Maharastra and along S. MP ... may bring in more afternoon showers..
Moisture push for S. Kerala and S. Tamilnadu are going to be high again from 9-Apr... more thunder showers expected in this zone.
2:30pm, Heavy thunder cells visible over S. Madhyapradesh along with Maharastra border, N,N-E Maharastra ..
Chennai - now 3:15pm having mild wind from S-E... this'll reduce the temp. below 30 deg C
RT @akshaydeoras: I posted 5 photos on Facebook in the album "07 April 2011 Cumulonimbus cloud"
RT @akshaydeoras: Thunderstorm confirmed in Nagpur !
Its a low level storm and posses a threat for Ground to Earth lightning! (2:40pm)
RT @rajugana: Baroda 11.30am, yestday, for the first time some upper clouds in eve 39-22C. Now it sunny n hot.
A barren district of Rajasthan is seeing development, thanks to rains last year and flood in 2006 ..
If disaster strikes: Is India ready for a Japan-like catastrophe? ...

30 Years of Warming Erased In 15 Months!

According to the 2007 Fourth Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), global surface temperature increased by 0.74 ± 0.18 °C during the 20th century.

The UAH globally averaged satellite based temperature for March 2011 is out. From a high of +0.72 deg C in January 2010, global temperature anomaly has plunged - 0.1 deg C by March 2011 or a drop of 0.8 deg C within a span of 15 months.  That’s a magnitude nearly equivalent to IPCC’s global warming signal - an extremely sharp precipitous drop.

So what have the Oxfams, ChristianAids, Greenpeaces and Sunita Narains now to say?