Thursday, November 27, 2014

Mumbai partly cloudy on Saturday 29th with day around 33c...breezy and winds NW by evening at around 15 kmph..

Brisbane Australia Smashed by Double Cell Super Storm....Check Massive destruction in a 140 kmph winds Torrent..

28th November-30th November Weekend Outlook for Indian Sub Continent:

A Low is currently located over Sri Lanka. The extended trough will form off the Southern TN coast, and the Low will get embedded in the trough. As a result, the Low will then get re located to a position off the TN coast by Saturday night.

Rainfall expected to increase in Southern and Central Tamil Nadu from Saturday. Southern Kerala also gets showers from Saturday. 
Dry Weather elsewhere in the Indian and Pakistan regions. cold nights in the Sikkim and West Bengal regions. Around normal nights this weekend for the North.

New Delhi, slightly warm days in the 29/30c range. Lows will be around 8/9c in Delhi NCR, and Amritsar around 5/6c, with other Punjab cities around 8/9c.
Shallow fog in Punjab.

Mumbai will be having a warm day at around 34c, but nights dipping a bit. Lows will be around 17/18c at SCruz and 22c at Colaba.
Pune will be getting scattered clouds on Sunday. Friday and Saturday morning will be cool at 11/12c.

Chennai will get increasing thunder showers from Saturday night thru Sunday and Monday. Would expect arond 70-80 mms Sunday morning to Monday night..

We expect heavy showers in Thiruvananthpuram from Friday night, around 25-30 mms by Saturday evening.
Bangalore weekend will be cool and cloudy. Days around 25/26c, with light drizzles in some areas on Sunday.

Kolkata being around 28c and 14/15c, will be pleasant and cool. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

COLD WAVE GRIPS PARTS OF NORTHERN PLAINS !!!

Northern plains are observing below normal minimum temperatures from the past 2 weeks. Consistently the minimum is 2-3c below normal. Today it was the coldest morning in many parts of the northern plains with temperature going below  normal by 6c at a few places. So fulfilling the criteria of cold waves. Few places also recorded their lowest ever temperature for the month of November especially in Uttar Pradesh.
MUZAFFARNAGAR
in West UP which is the coldest place in the plains from the past many days also recorded the lowest in the plains today at 2.6c closely followed by Una where it was 2.7c.
HERE ARE SOME SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE TODAY'S MINIMUM TEMPERATURES !!!


Music-pedalup.svg MUZAFFARNAGAR RECORDED ITS LOWEST EVER TEMPERATURE OF 2.6C IN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER. PREVIOUSLY THE LOWEST MINIMUM WAS 3.0C RECORDED ON 21 NOVEMBER,2009.

Music-pedalup.svg LUCKNOW TOO RECORDED ITS LOWEST EVER TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER TODAY. PREVIOUSLY IT WAS 6.6C RECORDED ON 21 NOVEMBER,2013. HOWEVER 6.5C WAS TOO RECORDED FEW DAYS BACK.

Music-pedalup.svg GORAKHPUR RECORDED MINIMUM OF 8.3C WHICH IS LOWEST IN THE LAST 10 YEARS. IT IS 6 NOTCHES BELOW NORMAL.

Music-pedalup.svg CHURU ALSO JOINED THE RACE WITH MINIMUM SETTLING AT 4.5C TODAY. IT WAS THE LOWEST IN THE PAST 8 YEARS. PREVIOUSLY IT WAS 4.4C RECORDED ON 6 NOVEMBER 2006.

Music-pedalup.svg LUDHIANA RECORDED A MINIMUM OF 5.1C WHICH IS THE LOWEST IN THE PAST 8 YEARS. IT WAS 3.1C RECORDED ON 28 NOVEMBER 2006.

Music-pedalup.svg KARNAL SETTLED AT 6.5C TODAY WHICH IS THE LOWEST IN THE PAST 5 YEARS. IT WAS 5.1C ON 29 NOVEMBER 2009.

Music-pedalup.svg NEW DELHI SAFDARJUNG ALSO HAD A CHILLY MORNING WITH MINIMUM AT 8.0C. IT WAS THE LOWEST SINCE 28 NOVEMBER 2009 WHEN IT WAS 7.9C.

HERE ARE THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURES RECORDED TODAY MORNING !!!


CITY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL
NEW DELHI SAFDARJUNG          8.0 °C          (- 4°C)
NEW DELHI PALAM          10.4°C          (-2 °C)
HISAR          6.8 °C          (-4 °C)
SIRSA          6.8 °C          (-4 °C)
KARNAL          6.5 °C          (-4 °C )
NARNAUL          5.0 °C          (-5 °C)
AMBALA          7.8 °C          (-2 °C)
CHANDIGARH          7.0 °C          (-2 °C)
AMRITSAR          6.1 °C          (-1 °C)
LUDHIANA          5.1 °C          (-5 °C)
PATIALA          9.4°C          (-1 °C)
ANANDPUR SAHIB          7.2 °C          (-1 °C)
JALANDHAR          8.6 °C          ( 1 °C)
KAPURTHALA          6.4°C          (-2 °C)
FEROZEPORE          6.8 °C          (-1 °C)
BHATINDA          7.1 °C          (-1 °C)
PATHANKOT          6.7 °C          (-1 °C)
CHURU          4.5 °C          (-4 °C)
SRIGANGANAGAR          7.7 °C          (-2 °C)
SIKER          9.8 °C          ( 0 °C)
PILANI          7.8 °C          (-2 °C)
AGRA          7.1 °C          (-5 °C)
ALIGARH         10.4 °C          (-2 °C)
ALLAHABAD         11.4 °C          (-2 °C)
MUZAFFARNAGAR          2.6 °C          (-5 °C)
GORAKHPUR          8.3 °C          (-6 °C)
KANPUR          8.6 °C          (-3 °C)
SHAHJAHANPUR          7.0 °C          (-4 °C)
FURSATGANJ          8.4 °C          (-5 °C)
LUCKNOW          5.9 °C          (-5 °C)
MEERUT          8.5 °C          (-2 °C)
SULTANPUR          8.6 °C          (-2 °C)
VARANASI         10.2 °C          (-3 °C)

DELHI-NCR ALSO REMAINED UNDER THE GRIP OF THE COLD WINDS FROM THE PAST 10-12  DAYS WITH NEW DELHI MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RANGING BETWEEN 8°C TO 10 °C. PUSA(IARI) RECORDED THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE IN THE REGION TODAY AT 6.0 °C .HERE'S A LOOK AT THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDED IN FEW AREAS OF DELHI-NCR TODAY...

AREA MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
MUNGESHPUR 7.7 °C
PUSA(IARI) 6.0 °C
JAFARPUR 8.3 °C
HINDON 8.9 °C
SAFDARJUNG 8.0 °C
AYANAGAR 8.1 °C
LODHI ROAD 7.4 °C
NARELA 7.6 °C
NAJAFGARH 9.8 °C
GURGAON 7.6 °C
PALAM 10.4 °C
NOIDA 10.8 °C
AKSHARDHAM 8.1 °C
FARIDABAD 10.4 °C
RIDGE 11.0 °C

New York Walloped by Lake Effect Snow..."Bombogenesis"......see International Page

Sunday, November 23, 2014

In sequence to the ensuing Low, a UAC has formed at the 1000 hpa level off the Kerala coast on Sunday.

World Readings as on Sunday 23rd November:

Sunday 23rd November Night Post:

Mumbai: Sunday max Colaba 32.0c, Sanat Cruz 33.5c. Vagaries 31.8c.
Sunday 23rd November:

Hottest in India: Ratnagiri 34.6c. Leh at -8.5c was lowest in India.
Hottest in Pakistan : Chorre 34c.
Hottest in Nepal: Bhairahawa: 28.1c. Coldest in Nepal: Jumla -4.8c.
Kathmandu range was between 20c and 10c on Sunday. Low expected to drop to 8c.

Hottest in Asia: Maawlaik (Myanmar): 38c.

Hottest in World: Minna (Nigeria):39c..

Coldest Dome A (Antartica): -53c, Shephard Bay (Canada) -39c.
Highest Heat Index: 46.7c at Dimbokra (Ivory Coast).Minimum Wind Chill was at Shephard Bay: -49.9c.
Maximum Pressure in the world last 24 hrs was 1084.8 mb at Eagle Range, U.S.

Last 24 hrs, a sudden rise in pressure of 18.6 mb in just 3 hrs was measured at Squamish Airport, Canada.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Posted Saturday Night:

1. Heavy rains continue in Southern TN. Expected to last thru Sunday.

Very heavy rains likely from Sunday thru Monday in South-Eastern Sri Lanka.

Thiruvananthapuram was a cool 26c on Friday (Max). Thunder showers expected there on Sunday evening, rains upto 10 mms.

Chennai: Cloudy and stuffy. Light rain in some parts as day remains around 30/31c. Rain intensity increasing after Friday 28th November (More Later).

2.Night temperatures will be below normal by 2/4c in Eastern MP and adjoining North Chattisgarh.Raipur will drop below 15c and Ambikapur below 9c.

3. Low forms over SE Arabian Sea on Sunday and another Low off the East coast off Sri Lanka.

4. Mumbai will be around 34/35c on Sunday with high clouds.Chances of touching 35/36c on Monday 24th. More later, as we may expect cloudy weather with light rains for Mumbai NEXT Weekend ( 29th/30th November).

Sunny and warm at 33c for Goa on Sunday.

Dry and cold in Northern Pakistan...Karachi will be sunny with days at 33c and night at 18c..

New York..Max day temperatures Expected : Saturday 22nd: 6c, Sunday 23rd: 12c and Monday: 24th: 20c !!

Record season continues for Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi, ending 8.30 am on 22.11.2014

Water level in dams in feet (maximum level in feet given in bracket): Papanasam 129.35 (143), Servalar 145.01 (156), Manimuthar 92.85 (118), Gadana 80.80 (85), Ramanadhi 83 (84), Karuppanadhi 66.63 (72), Gundar 36.10 (36.10), Vadakku Pachchaiyar 36 (67), Nambiyar 23 (25), Kodumudiyar 52.50 (57) and Adavinainar 101.25 (142).

in mm (min 30 mm)

Nanguneri - 115
Ramanathapuram - 85
Papanasam Dam - 70
Radhapuram - 69
Satankulam - 67
Kamudhi - 64
Lower Papanasam - 64
Kayalpattinam - 63
Ramnad Nicra - 56
Kulasekarapattinam - 55
Tiruchendur - 49
Kottaram - 47
Manimutharu - 46
Suralode - 45
Servalar - 42
Mylaudy - 39
Valinokkam - 38
Tiruppullani - 38
Cheranmahadevi - 36
Perunchani - 35
Puthen Dam - 35
Aralvaimozhi - 35
Ambasamudram - 34
Tirunelveli - 34
Palayamkottai - 33
Manur - 33
Mullankivilai - 33
Pechiparai - 30
Kadaladi - 30
Nagercoil - 30
Srivaikuntam - 30
Bhoothapandy - 30
Upper Kodayar - 30
Ottapadiram - 30
Mambazhathuraiyaru - 30
Alangulam - 30
Kadambur - 30

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Posted Friday Night: 

A Low is expected around the 70E 6N area in the Arabian Sea by Sunday. It will be embedded in the trough along the same line.

Heavy Rains in South TN as mentioned below:

Rainfall as on Friday 21st Morning: in mm (Min 30 mm)

Tiruchendur - 191
Satankulam - 188
Kayalpattinam - 175
Nanguneri - 165
Radhapuram - 139
Lower Papansam Dam - 136
Papanasam Dam - 132
Kulasekarapattinam - 127
Kottaram - 120
Manamelkudi - 114
Alangulam - 113
Kannimar - 97
Moolakaraipatti - 96
Ambasamudram - 93
Thiruvattur - 93
Koliporvilai - 93
Cheranmahadevi - 92
Tuticorin - 89
Adyamadai - 89
Mullankivillai - 89
Thovala - 89
Poigai - 85
Aralvoimmozhi - 85
Mambazhathuraiyaru - 83
Manur - 83
Thoothukudi Port - 80
Nagercoil - 79
Anaikadangu - 78
Servalar - 76
Kanyakumari - 76
Manimutharu - 76
Upper Kodayar - 75
Srivaikuntam - 74
Thuckalay - 72
Colachel - 71
Palayamkottai - 70
Thalainayaru - 70
Bhoothapandy - 68
Karuthancode - 68
Neyoor - 68
Suralode - 65
Tirunelveli - 65
Eraniel - 63
Mylaudy - 63
Kannangudi - 63
Kuzhithurai - 60
Puthen Dam - 59
Perunchani - 58
Ramnad  Nicra - 50
Mudukulatur - 50
Thiruparappu - 47
Chittar I - 46
Tondi - 45
Thiruthuraipoondi - 44
Chittar II - 42
Ottapadiram - 42
Vedaranyam - 40
Ayikudi - 40
Kadambur - 39
Tiruvadanai - 39
Devakottai - 38
R.S.mangalam - 38
Kalugumalai - 38
Lower Kodayar - 36
Thenkasi - 35
Kamudhi - 34
Pechiparai - 34
Ramanathapuram - 34
Tiruppullani - 34
Kovilpatti - 33
Maniyachi - 32
Paramakudi - 31
Vaippar - 30
Keelaarasadi - 30

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Thruvantahpuram also had showers measuring 23 mms. Day's high on Friday was 26.6c.

Posted Thursday 20th Night:

Weather expected for the Sub Continent for the weekend 21st - 23rd November:

Except for some showers in Southern Kerala and South TN, dry weather in the rest of the region.

Hot weather with days reaching 35c in Saurashtra and Konkan ( Mumbai and Goa) and adjoining coastal Gujarat (Surat). 

Slight rise upto 32c expected in North Maharashtra and Telengana.

In the Northern Plains, the night temperatures will remain in the current range, as prevailing . Around 1/2c below normal. Delhi will be around 9-11c, and Punjab towns cooler around 6-8c. 

Mumbai, warm weekend at 34/35c, and nights going to 22/23c by Sunday.

Pune , partly cloudy Friday. Nights falling to 13/14c from Saturday.

Bangalore, partly cloudy weekend, with the day/night range between 28c and 17c.

Chennai, no rain, partly cloudy with a day/night range  between 32c and 24/25c.

Thiruvananthpuram can expect thunder showers in the late afternoon/evenings on Saturday and Sunday.Southern Idduki district can also get evening showers.Vazhathope had 4 mms of rain on Thursday.

In Pakistan, Islamabad will be in the 22-5c range, and Karachi warmer at 35 -19c.

A WD expected in the Northern regions on 25th November.

24 Pictures That Perfectly Capture How Insane and Scary The Snow Is Near Buffalo, New York...here

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Pakistan Update on Vagaries Pakistan..Updating India Weather here tonight.

All 50 U.S. states feel freezing temperatures, four dead in New York...Including Hawaii...Full Details here

Mumbai was hot at 35.8c (Scruz) and 35.3c at Colaba.
Thursday will be hot at 35c. Hazy skies .

Thursday:
Showers in South TN and Southern Kerala. Dry weather in rest of India.

Weekend Forecast coming up on Friday Night.

Seasons of Indian Air Quality:
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Seasons of Indian Air Quality
acquired April 21, 2010
Seasons of Indian Air Quality
acquired November 4, 2010
Seasons of Indian Air Quality
acquired December 26, 2010NASA imagery courtesy the LANCE MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.
The skies over the Indo-Gangetic Plain—a river valley that includes parts of Pakistan, India, Nepal, and Bangladesh—are among the haziest in the world. Those four countries regularly come in near the bottom of annual rankings for air quality. In 2014, the World Health Organization listed Delhi as the city with the most polluted air in the world.
However, such rankings do not properly reflect the complexity and variability of the region’s air, said Hiren Jethva, a scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. “Air pollution is a real and growing concern over certain cities, but too often people generalize and assume the entire region is constantly blanketed by thick, gray industrial pollution.”
Indeed, the Indo-Gangetic Plain is remarkable for how much air quality varies throughout the year. This set of images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite helps illustrate the range of factors—some natural, some not—that contribute to the variation.
The main types of airborne particles, or aerosols, that affect visibility over the Indo-Gangetic Plain are dust, organic carbon, black carbon, sulfates, and nitrates. Sand storms in the Thar Desert loft most of the dust. Agricultural fires in the western part of the Indo-Gangetic Plain and forest fires in the eastern part produce significant amounts of organic carbon; so do the many wood stoves and cooking stoves throughout the region. Millions of automobiles, power plants, incinerators, smelters, and other industrial sites in urban areas are prolific producers of sulfates, nitrates, and black carbon.
The abundance and proportion of these aerosols vary throughout the year. Spring brings the clearest skies of the year. When MODIS captured the top image on March 9, 2010, skies were clear enough to pick out cities such as New Delhi amidst the green background of farms. As spring progresses, dust increasingly fills the air and comes to dominate by mid summer. The second image shows just such a dust storm obscuring most land features in April 2010.
After the rains of the summer monsoon clear the dust, the composition of the air shifts in the fall crop-burning season (October and November) for farmers, particularly in the northwestern Indian states of Punjab and Haryana. When MODIS passed over on November 4, 2010, the sensor observed numerous small fires and a large smoke plume lingering downwind.
“In the fall, we start to see a decrease in coarse dust particles and a real jump in the abundance of the finer particles that predominate in smoke and industrial pollution,” said Ritesh Gautam, an aerosol specialist at the Indian Institute of Technology.
The cool months of December and January are best known for producing thick fogs and aerosols hazes. Cooking and heating stoves in rural areas add smoke; so do a smattering of agricultural fires that continue through the winter. Urban areas contribute nitrates and sulfates that come from vehicles, coal-fired power plants, and other industrial sources.
As seen by MODIS image on December 26, 2010, most overnight fog burns off in the morning but leaves some patches of fog amidst an aerosol haze. These fog and aerosol hazes likely amplify each other. On one hand, aerosol particles serve as “seeds” that make it easier for fog and clouds to form. On the other, fog droplets accelerate the conversion of gaseous pollutants into haze-causing aerosols. Damp conditions also amplify haze because high humidity increases the size of many aerosols, making them more likely to block light.
“The other piece to keep in mind if you want to understand why this part of the world has such a problem with air quality is its unique geography,” said Gautam. “Air masses get hemmed in by the Himalayan mountains in the north and the Vindhya mountains in the south. When temperature inversions occur, all the smoke, dust, and industrial pollution entering the atmosphere ends up piling up over the Indo-Gangetic plain because it can not get over the mountains.”
Earth Obseravtory.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Mumbai was hot on Tuesday, with the day's highat 35c at Colaba and Scruz.Low was 24c at Scruz

Wednesday will see a hot day, again possibly touching 36c. Getting partly cloudy by late afternoon. Warm night.
Thundery developments can develop for one more day on Wednesday in the Roha, Pen and other nearby areas. 

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Mumbai likely to touch 36c on Tuesday 19th November....but minimum may drop to 22c.


17th November: Monday Morning: A Rare Cloudless Image in the Indian Sub Continent