Saturday, July 27, 2013

Bangalore - light rain

Bangalore - 10:12pm, "Light rain near Bilekahalli area". 10:06pm, "drizzle in nagawara"

#Delhi - today rain, 3:45pm

RT @drjagadesh: @weatherofindia Heavy rain now in West Patel Nagar, New Delhi (3:44pm)

RT @qinnairen: #Rains #West #Delhi CC: @weatherofindia (3:44pm)

RT @ganpatteli1: Drizzling in Delhi @weatherofindia (3:54pm)

Chennai - Hot and humid day

Chennai - 4pm, after more than 10 days of mild and cloudy weather, today it's hot, humid and sunny.
Present temperature is 35 C

RT @shri611: Probably because the Sun is out today after a while, its scorching in #Chennai. Sultry, Humid, like-an-oven. All in one. 1:53pm

India's Wettest Places - Rajamalai, Kerala - Series No.2

Whenever people in India ask for wettest / Rainiest places they only know Cherrapunji or Mawsynaram or Agumbe. In these series, you will come to various places which i have identified to be wettest places of India. This series will be published every weekly. If you are fan of Heavy Rains and want to know more than Cherrapunji. Please Read it. Its only a compilation of data from various sources / articles / research materials.

The Eravikulam National Park is situated in the high ranges of Southern Western Ghats of Idukki district, Kerala, having an elevation up to 2695 mts with an average base elevation of 2000mts. The nearest town is Munnar. The park has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, scaling to 2695mts and is located in this park. Rajamalai is the headquarters of the park, and is located 16 km from Munnar. There is a motorable road up to Rajamalai. Rajamalai is also known for its heavy rainfall. Here we will analyze the last 10 years rainfall in Rajamalai and the data reveal it is one of the few stations which get very heavy rainfall in this world. 

The park is represented by undulating terrain flanked on all sides by moderate to steep slopes. The major terrain types are slopes (low to steep), flat mountain tops and valleys (water logged and well drained). The main body of the Park is comprised of a high rolling plateau, with a base elevation of about 2000m. Most of the knolls and peaks on the plateau rise 100 to 300m above it. The main plateau area is split roughly in half from northwest to southeast by the Turner’s Valley. The southern fringe of the Park is mostly precipitous with broken cliffs descending from Anamudi, Umayamala and surrounding massifs. In contrast to the sustained and extremely steep escarpment along the eastern fringe of the Nilgiri plateau, the plateau fringe in the Eravikulam area is generally less steep with cliffs often grading into rock slabs with numerous brakes of grassland, shrubs or forests. Only along the west-facing crust between Kattumalai and Kumarikkalmalai, does the edge of the plateau resemble that of the Nilgiri plateau in this regard. In addition, cliffs are usually not abrupt, but rounded both horizontally and vertically. Where exposed, the rock usually has an irregular surface with numerous small dikes and discontinuities.

More on Rainfall data of Rajamalai visit

See also previous series 

India's Wettest Places - Walakkad, Kerala - Series No.1

heavy rains in kolkata in the morning of 27th july 2013

many low lying area's under water ... heavy rains in kolkata for last 3 -4 hrs
from overnite till 8 a.m today our area has recorded 71 mms of rains ..... 
very good rains in last 6 hrs for kolkata

Midnight analysis 12am, 27-Jul, "Circulation over S.Bengal"

Latest analysis show that the low, mid level circulation is over S,S-W.Bengal... 
And this system is expected to drift W-N-W, reach border of Uttarpradesh, Chatisgarh, Madhyapradesh on Sunday evening 
This present system may push upto E,N-E.Madhyapradesh on Sunday evening.

Rainfall Forecast
During next 24hrs, HEAvy rain expected for Jharkhand and into N.Chatisgarh... 
By tomorrow noon, scattered rain expected over most of Madhyapradesh especially over central zones.
Today (27-Jul), Good showers expected for S,E,W.Rajasthan... W.Rajasthan is going to get good rain after a long time.
Tomorrow, high upper level vorticity expected over S,S-E.Rajasthan and over central Gujarat.. Heavy rain expected.. 
On Sunday, the heavy rain from N,central Chatisgarh will push into E,S-E,S.Madhyapradesh ... 
On Sunday evening and into night, Heavy rain will push into central,W,N,E,S-E.Madhyapradesh... 
During next 48hrs, heavy, scattered rain to continue over S.coast Maharastra, Goa and Karnataka coast.
Rain spread and intensity will be reduced over Kerala for next 2 days.
Meghalaya to get good rain on Sunday.
Less showers for Haryana, Himachal and Uttarakhand. Almost NO rain for Punjab and moderate rain for #Delhi on Sunday.
Less rain for Odisha forecast, except over N-W,W.Odisha during next 2 days.