Thursday, December 09, 2010
The erstwhile system from the Bay has now fizzled out in the NE states. But not before precipitating rains all thru A.P, Orissa, Jharkhand and into the NE states thru Bangladesh.
As a result, the season's first snowfall in Arunachal Pradesh occurred at the picturesque Tawang town situated at 14,000 feet above sea level, with the temperature dropping to -3c.
"The entire Tawang town has been covered by about two to three inches of snow this morning," official sources said.
After Friday, 10th. Dec, we may see the rains diminishing in the southern peninsula regions. Weekend rains will be restricted to the NE states.
No more syetms from the Bay in the offing now. And no systems in the west, nor any W.Ds. So its very posssible we may see all of India almost dry by 13th. Dec till at least 16th. December.
As mentioned night temperatures in North-Western, Western and Western parts of Central India are expected to drop by 2/3 c from Sunday12th.Dec.night. Gujarat, western Mah., Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi would feel the effect of cooler nights this weekend.
But, this cooling, which will actually be about 2/3c below normal level, will be back to normal from Tuesday night.
Mumbai Forecast unchanged.
TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS: A direct Personal Report from Mark Vogan:
"The low at my house stopped at a new all-time low of 3 degrees (-16.1C). My high topped 20 degrees (-6C) which makes for the coldest high of season and second coldest high on record, 2nd only to a 19-degree high on January 8th, 2010.
Whilst at Douglas, South Lanarkshire this morning, my truck was reading -16C, Gretna, Dumfries and Galloway was reading -14C, Edinburgh -14C, Glasgow (officially) -13C but in George Square, Glasgow city centre readings were apparently reading -15.9C. There was reports of areas in South Lanarkshire which were reading -18C whilst diesel was starting to freeze up in buses in Jedburgh in the Borders, Strathallan, Perthshire officially was reading -18C. At just after 10.30am this morning, at home, it was still 7 degrees and at noon, Bishopton, Renfrewshire was still at 14 degrees (-10C). According to BBC Scotland, a trucker had stopped and lit a fire under his fueltank in order to keep the diesel from freezing, I believe this was on the A80 this morning"!
This morning's 3 degree low was an incredible 34 below normal!
Details of U.K. Cold on the Blog here, with amazing pics.
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