Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Its Mahbubnagar from Telangana  !!...The first 40c (40.2°C) in India for 2017 Season has been recorded at Mahbubnagar ...21st February 2017. 

Many places in Deccan plateau are seeing warmer temps, particularly South Interior Peninsula is showing 3°C-5°C  warmer than normal for this time of year !!

Below are the stations from the region which recorded above 37.0°C temp today dated 21st February 2017:

 Mahbubnagar (T) 40.2°C
 Ahmadnagar (MH) 39.2°C
 Angul (O) & Gulbarga (K) 39.1°C
 Kurnool (A) & Chandrapur (MH) 39.0°C                        
 Anantapur (A) 38.8°C                        
 Tirupathi (A) 38.6°C                        
 Nalgonda (T) & Titlagarh (O) 38.5°C                        
 Rentachintala (A), Wardha,Malegaon & Nanded (MH) 38.0°C
 Solapur (MH) 37.9°C                     
 Adilabad (T) & Bellary (K) & Nagpur (MH) 37.8°C                        
 Bhadrachalam (T) 37.6°C                        
 Hyderabad (T) & Tiruchirapalli (TN) 37.5°C                        
 Ramgundam (T) & Salem (TN) & Sangli (MH) 37.4°C                        
 Raichur (K) 37.3°C                        
 Nandigama (A) & Brahmapuri (MH) 37.3°C                        
 Medak (T) & Vellore (TN) 37.2°C                        
 Kavali (A) 37.2°C                        
 Nellore (A) 37.1°C                        
 Khammam (T) & Dharmapuri (TN) & Jeur (MH) 37.0°C⁠⁠⁠⁠

O  -Odisha
T - Telangana
A - Andhra Pradesh
K - Karnataka
TN-Tamil Nadu

Saturday, February 18, 2017

18th February 2017...Celebrations!! 10th Anniversary of Vagaries of Weather Group.
Had amazing Vagaries Meet today on 18 Feb,Saturday, 2017.
Celebrated 10th Anniversary of our group.
"This group is amazing coming together of people from diverse backgrounds coming together with one common passion of studying weather. We are Vagaries of Weather!!! "...Vishal Kelkar

Friday, February 17, 2017


A combination of High pressure at mid tropospheric levels and easterly surface winds , causing the dry heat at Mumbai .. Relief from Monday as not only the high pressure will disintegrate but also the surface winds will change from hot easterlies to mild north westerlies.

  • The west coast from Gujarat to Kerala was hot with max temp between 36 to 39 c (above normal by 4 to 7 c ). The daily temp range ( above 18 c at some places) was high at the coastal region.

    • Mumbai Colaba & Santacruz  recorded 37.5 c today . 
    • Colaba came close to it's all time February record of 38.3 c set way back on 28 Feb 1949. Santacruz February record is 39.6 c set way back on 25 Feb 1966.
    • Ratnagiri was the hottest in Asia today at 38.9 c. Almost touched it's all time February record of 39 c .
    • The minimum temps at Gujarat were above normal by 5 to 7 c .. At South Konkan /Goa , minimum temps were below normal by 2 to 3 c .
    • At Gujarat , Vallabh vidyanagar @ 38.8c , Surat @ 38.2 c , Rajkot @38 c , Junagarh AWS @ 37.5 c
    • Meanwhile, East coast was having fine weather .. Gopalpur @ 30/19 , Chennai @ 32/19

    Vagaries meet on 18 Feb 2017 (tomorrow) at Mumbai is all set in the heat ,with temp expected to be 37 c when the meet starts at 12.30 pm .

    (Badlapur private readings by Vagarian Abhijit)

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Vagaries' Meet: Saturday 18th : Venue for coming Saturday meet 18 February is China Bistro Restaurant.
    Time: 12 - 12.30pm sharp
    Address: Prajapati Bhavan, R K Vaidya Rd, Dadar West, Shivaji Park, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400028, India

    How to Reach through Google Map  address link : https://www.google.com/maps/place/China+Bistro/@19.0250607,72.8378884,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x85ea089fc2cecb2d!8m2!3d19.0250607!4d72.8400771?hl=en

    Posted Thursday Night (16th):

    Mumbai expected to remain in the 36/37c range next 2 days.Nights will be warmer also.
    Sunday should be better with a fall in day temperatures by 2/3c. 
    Pune: After remaining comfortable till Thursday, will start to warm up to 33/34c range from Friday, and may even reach 35c on Sunday.

    Ahmadabad: In spite of some high/medium clouds, expected to warm up from Friday. Days will touch 38/39c this weekend.
    Surat likely to touch 39/40c this weekend.

    New Delhi will also get a bit warmer this weekend crossing 31/32c.

    Actual and proper warming for Kolkata starts after Monday, 19th, when it will touch/cross 35c.

    After light rain on Friday, very windy in Abu Dhabi on Saturday 18th. Days will get cooler from Saturday dropping to a day's high of 22c on Sunday.

    Western Disturbance F-3 will be effective in Northern Hill States of India and extreme North Pakistan on 17th /18th/19th.

    Sunday, February 12, 2017

    Posted Wednesday 15th February Night:
    Hottest in Asia: Mangalore shot up to 38.7c on Wednesday 15th Feb..(Hottest February ever). Verifying to see if it hottest for any month...will put in comments tomorrow.

    Rajkot was 37.7c and Surat 37c. Bhuj 37.5c.
    Kerala too hot on 15th: Alapuzha 37.5c, Kottayam 37.2c, Kozhikode 37.2c and Kochi 36.9c.
    Mumbai was hot on Wednesday 15th: Colaba 36.9c and Scruz 37.2c !! Will remain hot in Mumbai for 3 more days.Nights will also get warmer.

    Posted Sunday 12th Night...
    Gujarat and Maharashtra Coastal Region Expected to heat up next week:

    Surat will shoot up to 37/38c levels by 14th Tuesday and could reach 40c by 17th Friday...maybe first 40c in India this season.
    Ahmadabad: The temperature in the day here today 12th was 29.6c as the maximum. The days are expected to get hotter from 13th Monday, as the day temperature will rise to 33con Monday and 35c by Tuesday. Hotter on 15th Wednesday.
    Baroda could reach 39c by weekend.
    Temperatures in rest of Gujarat also expected to rise from Monday, with Rajkot possibly touching 35c by Tuesday. 

    Mumbai: The day temperature on Sunday 12th was 31.2c....Day temperatures will start to rise from Monday 13th February...Monday will be about 33c and could reach 36c by Wednesday.

    Gravity waves formed in the south Atlantic Ocean in 2017.

    A Cut in the Clouds

    Like a ship carving its way through the sea, the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands parted the clouds. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image on February 2, 2017. The ripples in the clouds are known as gravity waves.

    Courtesy NASA Earth Observatory

    Thursday, February 09, 2017

    WINTER STORM NIKO ..(noon..Eastern time).. 9 Feb 2017
    • North East United states under the effect of Niko for today . Gusty winds( more than 30 mph/50 kmph)  adding to the chill factor.
    • Snow accumulation approaching one feet (12 inches)..Latest snow amounts on the ground : New York La Guardia @ 9 inch ,Newark (New Jersey) @ 6 inch
    • New York City temp drops from highs of 18 c (64 f) yesterday to -2 c currently .
    • Wind gusts approaching 43 mph (70 kmph) currently at Boston causing wind chills of -12 c (9 f) .
    >> The storm will taper off from the area by today evening .
    >> But the night will be extremely cold across the eastern seaboard cities of Boston / New York / Newark /Philadelphia (wind chills below -15 c / 5 f  ).

    Live exclusive image of the storm from New Jersey ..It's a freezer out there..