Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Srilanka can get more rain from another weak easterlies and a circulation over S.Bay from 8-Feb ... http://ow.ly/i/1ttOf

Another cloudy spell with odd rain expected for S.Tamilnadu from 8-Feb.
RT @rajugana:  Bangalore 8.15pm, Cold & Mist in the morning, Clear sky,bright sunshine & a warm day, Clouds formation in the evening.

#chennai - All through the day had a warm day with high humidity and low cloud formations. 

Rainfall due to W.D over N,N-central India till 8;30am, 5-Feb

Rainfall in CM, recorded till 8:30am

Delhi Ridge, Lodhi Road and Safdarjung 5 each, Ayanagar, Narnaul and Palam 3 each, Karnal 2 and Chandigarh, Hissar and Bhiwani 1 each, 

Kalpa 5, Bhuntar, Dharamshala and Solan 3 each, Manali, Nahan and Shimla 2 each and Sundernagar 1,  

Banihal 6, Batote 5, Bhaderwah, Quazigung and Kupwara 3 each, Katra and Pahalgam 2 each and Jammu, Kukarnag and Srinagar 1 each, 

Patiala 1, 

Jaipur and Pilani 1 each, 

Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Sriganganagar 1 each, 

Lucknow 4, Fursatganj 3 and Bahraich 2, 

Hindan and Meerut 4 each, Jhansi 3, Sarsawa 2 and Bareilly 1

Tehri 6, Dehradun 4, and Nainital, Pithoragarh and Pantnagar 1 each.
8:30pm, Cloud cover over S,central Tamilnadu continues, More rain from W.D over Kashmir, Himachal, Isolated over W.UP http://ow.ly/i/1ttrf

By noon tomorrow, showers are expected to clear from kashmir and from Himachal towards evening... http://ow.ly/i/1ttv1

Tomorrow, most of the rain is expected over Nepal and showers will push into Sikkim, N.Bengal and Bhutan by late evening. 

Mcloedganj W.D snow and rain report - "moment-by-moment."

*Update @ 8:31pm... Another 0.19" (5mm) of rain and melted snow in the past hour.  Total precipitation now 4.28" (10.9cm) since Sunday night.  With a current temp of 37.9F (3.3C), it's hard to get this snow to stick and accumulate.  It is melting almost as fast as it falls.  Since the freezing level is just a couple of hundred meters above, we could start getting some significant accumulations overnight... but it's too close to call at the moment. 
*Update @ 7:29pm... I have 1.66" (4.2cm) of rain and melted snow/sleet in my rain gauge since 4:30pm.  That amounts to a total of 4.09" (10.4cm) since this storm began on Sunday night.  Snow accumulation at my location at the very top of McLeod Ganj is about 1.5", and it is snowing (with a little rain mixed in) now.  Current temp: 35.4F (1.9C).
*Update @ 6:28pm... Moderate snow (still mixed with rain) in progress here in the middle of McLeod.  It is accumulating on rooftops and cars, with about an inch of slush in the streets.  Will post temps and rain gauge info when I get back within reach. 
*Update @ 6:01pm... Well it truly is 'moment-by-moment'.  A light, slushy accumulation of snow is already occurring in the main market in McLeod Ganj.   It is a very wet snow, but snow it is!

Things began to change radically and dramatically around 4:30pm, with a sudden lowering/thickening of the cloud cover, the appearance of fog, and the development of some much more substantial rain shower action.  We've also had some sleet mixed in, along with thunder since just a few minutes ago (5:30pm).

This is now a moment-by-moment situation to watch how this huge storm system interacts with the mountains this evening and overnight.  The upper-level circulation is further north than expected -- over northeastern Pakistan, just west of Jammu -- but should begin to shift more toward the east during the next 12-24 hours.  This will put it right over Himachal during Wednesday.

The uncertainty that exists is a broad tongue of drier air which has been drawn into the midst of the storm's rotation.  That's what kept our rain amounts down today, and what could cut off the rain again later this evening.  On the other hand, this current deep moisture could remain entrenched along the leading edge of the mountains, providing us with plenty of rain and snow as the night wears on. 

Check back here throughout the evening for updated information, including current temps, rainfall amounts, potential changeover to snow in our vicinity, etc.
Yesterday, #Chennai - Airport was warm at 31.2 C and today morning it was 21.9 C

#Hyderabad records a low of 18.2 C today morning.
Yesterday, Punalur, S.Kerala records another hot day .. 36.4 C.

12pm, Due to an easterlies, showers seen over E,N-E Srilanka and medium high cloud cover seen over S.Tamilnadu... http://ow.ly/i/1tlfs 

Lakkidi, Kerala - Today its foggy in morning, temp. dropping to min 10 degree no precipetetion and humidity 99% and very cold.

Easterlies moisture is pushing into S.Peninsula ... that's why it's cloudy over S.Tamilnadu now ... http://ow.ly/i/1tlkc

During next 48hrs, some showers are expected over North,central W.ghats of Kerala, Nilgiris and over S.Tamilnadu ... http://ow.ly/i/1tlD9 

W.D circulation is now over Central Pakistan and its trough extends south up to N.Arabian sea ... http://ow.ly/i/1tl7O

W.D rain are expected to persist till tomorrow morning over Kashmir, Himachal, Uttarakand, Punjab, W,N-W,central UP.. http://ow.ly/i/1tl9G 

During next 24hrs, Isolated showers are expected over N,central,N-E Madhyapradesh as well.

By tomorrow evening, rains due to W.D will move across Nepal, with some rain for central,E.Uttarpradesh and even for N,central.Bihar.
RT @qinnairen: Looks like evening 5.30 with rains lashing out. #West #Delhi cc: @weatherofindia (8:30am)

11:30am, Heavy rain over Kashmir, Himachal, Uttarakand, N-W,central.Uttarpradesh and rain moving into Nepal ... http://ow.ly/i/1tl65 

11:30am, More showers popping over W.Uttarpradesh and Rain also seen over Haryana and Punjab .