Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Typhoon Bopha made landfall on the Philippine island of Mindanao

As predicted, Typhoon Bopha made landfall on the Philippine island of Mindanao overnight December 3–4, 2012. Known in the Philippines as Pablo, the storm was blamed for 43 deaths and 25 injuries as of December 4, according to thePhilippine Daily Inquirer.
The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite acquired this image around 1:12 a.m. local time on December 4 (17:12 UTC on December 3). This image is from the VIIRS “day-night band,” which detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared and uses filtering techniques to observe signals such as gas flares, auroras, wildfires, city lights, and reflected moonlight.
Bopha remained a powerful typhoon as it made landfall on Mindanao, retaining a distinct eye and spiral shape as storm clouds stretched over the eastern part of the island. Unisys Weather reported that Bopha carried super-typhoon strength at the time it was coming ashore. William Straka, associate researcher at the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, estimated that the storm spanned at least 1,677 kilometers (1,042 miles).
Bopha lost some strength after making landfall. On December 4 (late in the evening in the Philippines), the U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) reported that the storm had maximum sustained winds of 95 knots (175 kilometers per hour) and gusts up to 115 knots (215 kilometers per hour)—still a fierce storm, but weakened since the previous day. The JTWC projected storm track showed Bopha continuing its movement toward the west-northwest, passing over the southern Philippines toward the South China Sea.
A strong W.D is expected to reach Pakistan, entire N-W India and Kashmir from 10-Dec .. 
2pm, Showers continue along S.Andhra coast and even seen over central coast Andhra as well .. 
@emkaaay789 >> Yes, a pulse from Typhoon Bopha may enter into S-E Bay around 12-Dec, but models suggest it'll be over S.Bay and moving West.
After 8-Dec, N-E monsoon may come to an END for Tamilnadu & S.Andhra ..! There's NO revival seen till 12-Dec. Not official yet !!
From tonight a strong Anti-cyclone will settle in over N.Bay..

This anti-cyclone will start sweeping the moisture away from most of peninsula from tomorrow.

By Friday, Anti-cyclone will drift S-W into N,N-E.Andhra and NO rain expected for S.Andhra and most of Tamilnadu.. 
A weak W.D is expected to reach Kashmir by Friday, 7-Dec and a strong W.D expected around 10/11-Dec.
Some more showers still left along S.Andhra coast, Chennai and N.Tamilnadu coast around today evening & morning 6-Dec.

Moisture has pushed into W,N-W.Karnataka, W,S-W. Maharastra.. showers possible after 6pm today before night of 6-Dec.. 

Heavy showers possible over Gulf Mannar and adjoining S.tip of Tamilnadu during next 3 days.. 

S-E Tamilnadu may get showers till Friday evening.
In next 24hrs, rain will clear from N.Tamilnadu coast and S.Andhra coast. Dry & COLD expected to set in again from 8-Dec.

11:15am, Sharp showers seen over S.coast Andhra around 40km North of #chennai...

During next 36hrs, showers expected over W,S-central Karnataka and even into W,S-W,N-W Maharastra as well..

In next 48hrs, showers expected over W,S-central,S,S-E Tamilnadu and that too will vanish from Saturday...

@lakshmisharath >> Rameshwaram, S-E.Tamilnadu may get an isolated shower on Saturday and NO rain on Sunday.
#chennai - still have some showers left till tonight. Rain till 8:30am today, Nungambakkam = 4.7mm and Airport = 9.3mm.