Wednesday, August 08, 2007

True to the GFS forecast, the depression coming in from the land over Gujarat has merged with the upper air circulation over Gujarat.It has dumped huge amounts of rain over the last 2 days in Gujarat and Maharashtra. Some of the rain amounts speak for themselves;

August 8th.: Chief amount of rainfall in cm:
Cities : Talala -47, Maliya, Kodinar -31 each, Lalpur -29, Karjat -28, Veraval -24, Kadi -23, Matheran, Doraji -21 each, Amreli, Junagarh, Lodika, Vasai -20 each, Mangrol, Sutarpada, Jawahar -19 each, Mahabaleshwar, Jamnagar -18 each, Khalapur, Becharaji -17 each, Panvel, Gondal -15 each, Lathi, Lilia, Keshod, Kalol -14 each, Dhari, Vanthali, Wada, Murbad -13 each, Santacruz, Rajkot, Jetpur -12 each, Bagsra, Rajkotap, Palghar, Thane -11 each,

AUGUST 7TH.: in cms SAURASHTRA, KUTCH & DIU -Gujarat
Manavadar
36
Porbandar
29
Rajkot
21
Keshod
18
Sutrapada
18
Gondal
17
VIDARBHA -Maharashtra
Armoori
37
Brahmpuri
35
Arjunimorgaon
23
Umrer
20
Deori
18
These are figures which must have brought flood and caused damage to the affected regions.

Now, as mentioned in my last blog, this combined system, is on its way westwards. It is gaining in intensity, and can become a cyclone, or at least a deep depression, in the next 24 hrs. Heading westwards, Oman is in its path, as on now, and may get heavy rain Friday/Saturaday. But the strenght of the system should diminish, by the time it reaches north east Oman.

But with the sucking in of the energy and the swirling winds, Maharashtra and Mumbai will get a respite from rain, and sunny spells from Thursday for a few days.

Extreme Heat in Kuwait & Saudi:

In Kuwait, Abdaly, recorded 51.9 c , which is a new record for the highest temperature ever in Kuwait. And in Saudi, Al Ahsa reached its highest ever temperature of 50.8 c.



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