ONE FOR THE AGES
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Monday, October 31, 2011
Latest on AS-2:
Positioned at 10.0 pm IST, Monday, at 16N and 57.7E. Movement in last 6 hrs: NW.
IMD terms it as a depression, core pressure being at 1002 mb now. Winds maintained at 20 knts.
Clouding is thick and concentrated in the west of the system, over Oman. Expecting rains in Salalah and Oman coast up to Sur.
Easterly jet streams are bringing the upper and medium clouds due East over coastal Pakistan and into Gujarat. As estimated, rainfall will be dragged into coastal Pakistan on Tuesday.
Having a constant NW track, the clouding is apparently moved away from the Karnataka and Konkan coast (and away from Mumbai).
As explained in earlier blog, AS-2 will now move N and skirt the South coast of Oman, due to jet streams direction and wind shear, but as a weaker system. On skirting the Oman coast, it seems the system will weaken rapidly.
The pace of weakening will decide whether there will be consequent (light) precipitation in
Gujarat or not.
The Southern UAC which was, as per last posting, just South of the Southern tip of India, has moved NW as anticipated, and now lies over the South Arabian Sea Clouding accumulated along the Kerala coast and Southern tip is due to this system.
System will gain, and will be numbered when the system descends to a sea level low by Tuesday.
November Forecast for the Sub-Continent will be put up on Tuesday by 3 pm IST