Monday, June 11, 2012

#chennai - may have a mild drizzle in another 1hr.
RT @aboutindia: Some serious monsoon rain in Kerala! 

Final Rankings - All India Rainfall toppers till pre-monsoon season from 01.01.12 to 31.05.2012

The rainfall figures given are in mm (Top 25 places - minimum 500 mm)
  1. Cherrapunji (Megahlaya) - 2250
  2. Tuting (Arunachal Pradesh) -1520
  3. Anini (Arunachal Pradesh) - 1430
  4. Silchar (Assam) -1120
  5. Car Nicobar (Andaman & Nicobar Islands) - 1110
  6. Passighat (Arunachal Pradesh) - 990
  7. Tezu (Arunachal Pradesh) - 910
  8. Kailasahar (Tripura) - 830
  9. Port Blair (Andaman & Nicobar Islands) - 810
  10. Gangtok (Sikkim) - 810
  11. Piravom (Kerala) - 730
  12. Dibrugarh (Assam) - 700
  13. Kochi AP (Kerala) - 700
  14. Tadong (Sikkim) - 680
  15. Maya Bunder (Andaman & Nicobar Islands) -660
  16. North Lakhimpur (Assam) - 640
  17. Lengpui (Mizoram) - 630
  18. Manali (Himachal Pradesh) - 620
  19. Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) - 620
  20. Guwahati  (Assam) - 560
  21. Kanjirappally (Kerala) - 550
  22. Jorhat (Assam) - 540 
  23. Agartala (Tripura) - 540
  24. Coochbehar (West Bengal) - 540
  25. Punalur (Kerala) - 530
Other places such as Long Island, Nancowry, Mawsynaram and Hut Bay will also also have obtained more rainfall than the stations quoted above. 

Poll for Wettest place in this year SWM
After last year's epic rainfall race for being the wettest places during South West Monsoon. I have compiled a poll for viewers to vote for the SWM season 2012. The final poll results are given below.
The 2011 rankings can be found here - 2011 SWM rainfall rankings

Further the much expected SWM figures will be posted for the period ending June 15 by next week end. Watch out the figures in Tamil Nadu Weatherman Blog, Indian Weatherman Blog, Kea Weather Blog, Vagaries of the Weather Blog (Rajesh Sir) and Ring Road Weather Station Blog (Ashok Patel Sir).  I am monitoring the data of around 150 HRF stations so its exciting times ahead.

For more on Rainfall statistics visit -

Vagaries view of #Mumbai monsoon.. "SWM to advance further into Mumbai by Wednesday, 13th June" .. 

Bay is active due to the presence of weak circulations at medium and upper levels of height ..

This Bay activity will last for another 2 days.. till 13-Jun
IMD GFS suggests that N.Bay may pop the first Monsoon LOW on 17/18-Jun ... 
3pm, Central and S-central Bay continues to be very active.. Dead high clouds from this activity is covering S-E coast. 

@abdulrahmanmb >> #Chennai can only expect RAIN after the Monsoon current along Kerala & Karnataka strengthens again.. that is after 13-Jun

#Mumbai again will get showers on 12,13-Jun.. But Monsoon showers expected to reach after 17-Jun

Very heavy and widespread showers to start for Goa, Kerala and coastal Karnataka from evening of 12-Jun.. 

As always from beginning of this Monsoon season.. the Monsoon winds into Bay is VERY strong as compared to Arabian sea wing !!

Models suggest that Bay will not support any N.Bay Monsoon LOW to form till 17-Jun..!

@janeeshj >> Any Rain there #trivandrum ?? Heavy showers to start on 12/13-Jun and will extend beyond 16-Jun.

RT @shanthikod: @weatherofindia where is the rain ? what happened to monsoon ? #Kasargod

Monsoon over S-W coast : After a break, the monsoon current is re-grouping well over Arabian sea. Heavy rain along S-W coast to start 12-Jun

RT @rajugana:  Baroda 5.00pm, 10-Jun, first pre-monsoon showers lashing now the pleasant petrichor, real nice feel, 

RT @aknarendranath: The Hindu : States / Andhra Pradesh : ‘La Nina increases cyclone frequency in Bay of Bengal' 

#chennai - afternoon till 3pm was a typical summer noon with Hazy skies, Hot winds and temp. at 2:40pm was 39.0°C.

#chennai - Now 3:10pm, Sea breeze has set in from East... extends upto 0.3km in height. 

RT @shuvankr: Southern peninsula got -58% less rain from #Monsoon, Kerala got -53% less rain admits IMD 

RT @hiskaf: Rain disasters are Started in kerala. ...... Captured from kappad. ..yesterday. .....