Wednesday, October 29, 2008

As anticipated in the last blog, the lull in the rains has commenced. The cyclonic storm moved into Bangla Desh on the 27th., and dissipitated fast. The moisture content of the peninsula has been "sucked" away from the land, and the resultant satellite image today (29th.), shows absolutely clear skies over the entire region. Hence, what else but dry weather ?
I maintain, that the dry spell will last in the southern regions of India till about the 4th. of November. Around the 4th./5th., an easterly wave can bring some rainshowers to TN and coastal AP. No organised sysytem is seen forming till the first week of November in the bay.
In fact, a stationary ridge over the Arabian Sea and west coast of India will result in clear skies and slightly "warmish" days over the west/nortwest India and central /southern Pakistan.
Night temperatures have not dipped much over the sub-continent since my last write-up. Only the extreme north region, Ladakh, has seen a fall in the minimum temperatures, with Leh dropping to -5c.

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