Thursday, May 20, 2010

"Laila" yet to strike:
01B (LAILA), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 150 KMS NORTH-EAST OF NELLORE, HAS TRACKED NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD
AT 06 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS.WIND SPEED AT 55 KNOTS AND PRESSURE 986 HPA.
EXPECTED MAKE LANDFALL TODAY NEAR MACHILLIPATNUM.WINDS AT LANFALL COULD BE UPTO 70 KNOTS IN GUSTS.
THEN RECURVE ALONG THE COAST AS A LOW FOR NEXT 2/3 DAYS, AND WEAKENING. GFS FORECASTS SLOW WEAKENING AND ERRATIC TRACK SUBSEQUENTLY ! 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Latest satelite images seem to suggest that the landfall has been made.
http://webflash.ess.washington.edu/L_plot_weather_map.flash4.jpg

One more thing, I am coming back to India (Mumbai) from overseas on 31st May - what weather can I expect on returning back? Would Monsoon have set in the city? I know it's a bit far fetched at this point in time but have been relying on your blog since the past 3 years for weather updates more then any Govt. websites

rajesh said...

I personally do not think the monsoon will arrive in Mumbai before 7th. June. As mentioned in my blog yesterday, As on now, I feel after reaching upto Karnataka, it may pause for a few days. Should advance upto Goa by the 3/4 June. That's today's reading..come back and enjoy some humid weather in Mumbai for a week :)