Thursday, February 09, 2012

Cold Arctic air invade the N-W plains left behind by the outgoing western disturbance..

cold Arctic air invade the N-W plains left behind by the outgoing western disturbance.

A western disturbance moving across north-west India added a spring to its feet overnight on Wednesday to create a lot of weather over east India.
It set up contrasting weather in its rear and in front – freezing temperatures in the north-west but rising warm air up front that rustled up hailstorm and thundershowers.


India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that the violent weather would continue to hold over the east India on Thursday and Friday. This is being attributed to a virulent upper air cyclonic circulation that broke away from the parent disturbance.
The IMD has warned of hailstorm for Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, east Madhya Pradesh, north Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand on Thursday too. The violent weather would then shift to sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and stay put until Friday.


Meanwhile, north-west would see cold Arctic air invade the plains left behind by the outgoing western disturbance to set off cold wave over Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. Mercury might plunge to spark ground frost in some parts of Punjab, Haryana and north Rajasthan.
But the conditions would get reversed towards the weekend with the arrival of the next western disturbance.
This would expectedly lift up minimum temperatures over north-west India and offer some respite from the frigid conditions.


Cold wave would shift to east since the preceding western disturbance would have just left the region and further away across the border. The 24 hours ending Wednesday morning saw cold wave conditions prevail over Gujarat and parts of Rajasthan and Punjab.
Even parts of central and north peninsular India including Konkan, north coastal Andhra Pradesh and coastal Orissa saw low mercury.


Forecast for the next two days indicated welcome showers for Konkan, Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. This is because of southeasterlies from the Bay of Bengal fanning into south peninsular India being directed north-northeast along a trough of low-pressure lying close to Sri Lanka coast and extending into north Tamil Nadu.
Mumbai : City feels the chill again as mercury drops to 14.2°C ...
RT @viggy90: slowly summer started here in tanjore temparture hit 30'c @weatherofindia really feeling heat
RT @screwdrivering: Rain drizzle, strong winds and thunder. That's how Kerala changes. DriveToMunar (7:49pm)
Chilly spell in Mumbai continues, expect colder days ahead ...
Cold wave makes it the Chilliest Feb for North, West India ...
Till 8:30am of 9-Feb, New Delhi­ records 4.0°C
Severe  cold wave  conditions  are prevailing over Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, W.Madhya
COLA :: Due to easterlies over Gulf Mannar, some strong scattered showers forecast for S. Tamilnadu on 10,11-Feb..
A weak W.D will start to affect N-W Kashmir from 10-Feb and slowly giving way to a stronger one on 12-Feb..
Cold wave over N,N-W,Central India will go down from 11-Feb and may be back strongly after 14-Feb ..
Today, W.D effect over Nepal, Sikkim has vanished and another weak W.D is nearing N-W Kashmir..
Easterlies in full swing over N. Srilanka, Gulf Mannar and this'll produce scattered rain over S. Tamilnadu till 12-Feb.
chennai - had a warm morning at 23.3°C (6:18am).. due to Easterlies effect.
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia Baroda 11.25am, Clear skies, sunny, windy and chill. Temp dipped to 10C. Cold wave
Mumbai S'Cruz Low on Thursday Morning Bottoms to 8.8c !! Nasik seems to be at 2c, still verifying will come back on confirmation !

Deep Freeze Brings the Wolf to Europe’s Door, Literally and Figuratively

LONDON — Scavenging wolves have been sneaking into hilltop villages in central Italy, with one sighted uncomfortably close to the gates of an elementary school.

Their ominous appearance should not be taken as yet another metaphor for European decline. The lupine intruders, like their human counterparts, have simply been responding to the extreme cold that has swept the Continent in the past week.

The deep freeze caused widespread disruptions and even fatalities. The effects of the cold have been compounded by shortages of natural gas, particularly from Russia, once again highlighting Europe’s dependence on energy from the east.