Monday, October 03, 2011

Pradeep,s efforts and superb compiling of All India Monsoon Rain Toppers:

Final Verdict: All India SWM winner is Amboli with a close win over Agumbe and Kollur
After 90 days of South West Monsoon, we finally have a winner and it is Amboli from Maharashtra. 80 mm separated the top three. The legend Cherrapunji managed to cross 6000 mm mark. It was really a classic fight between Kollur and Agumbe till the end.

I will still continue to rank the toppers in North East Monsoon too. From Tamil Nadu, Chinna Kallar made the list with 4800 mm rainfall. Watch out for this place in NEM. It gets rains in NEM too.

All India

Rainfall in mm's (Min 4000 mm)
Amboli (Maharashtra) - 7449
Agumbe (Karnataka) - 7405
Kollur (Karnataka) - 7375
Gaganbawada (Maharashtra) - 6830
Sangameshwar (Maharashtra) - 6536
Mulshi (Maharashtra) - 6471
Mahabaleshwar (Maharashtra) - 6396
Cherrapunji (Meghalaya) - 6140
Bhira (Maharashtra) - 5725
Radhanagri (Maharashtra) - 5421
Koyna Dam (Maharashtra) - 5419
Kadra (Karnataka) - 5325
Lonavala (Maharashtra) - 5318
Siddapura (Karnataka) - 5289
Gerosoppa (Karnataka) - 5206
Tillari (Maharashtra) - 5066
Gorkhana (Karnataka) - 5038
Chinna Kallar (Tamil Nadu) - 4800
Valpoi (Goa) - 4766
Rajapur (Maharashtra) - 4617
Mandangad (Maharashtra) - 4590
Bhagamandala (Karnataka) - 4532
Tulshi Lake (Maharashtra) - 4526
Mhasla (Maharashtra) - 4485
Kankavli (Maharashtra) - 4464
Sawantwadi (Maharashtra) - 4451
Karkala (Karnataka) - 4422
Matheran (Maharashtra) - 4400
Walwand (Maharashtra) - 4393
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra) - 4360
Lanja (Maharashtra) - 4284
Bhatkal (Karnataka) - 4266
Vadakara (Kerala) - 4231
Chiplun (Maharashtra) - 4100
Malvan (Maharashtra) - 4091
Honavar (Karnataka) - 4073
Pawna (Maharashtra) - 4057
Sanguem (Goa) - 4047
Kottigehara (Karnataka) - 4031
Udupi (Karnataka) - 4026
Quepem (Goa) - 4010
Places such as Tamini, Hulikal, Nilkund, Mawsynarm, Poochippara, Walakkad and Castle Rock would have also made the above 4000 mm list.

Major Cities

Apart from the above places, the rank of India's Major Cities (Population above 2 million) for the SWM are as follows
Rainfall in mm SWM total

Mumbai – 3155
Kolkata – 1403
Bhopal - 1266
Surat – 1218
Lucknow – 1046
Indore - 982
Nagpur – 911
Patna - 871
Pune – 803
Chennai – 789
Ahmedabad – 728
Jaipur – 675
Delhi – 622
Bangalore – 540
Hyderabad – 528
For Chennai monsoon (NEM) is yet to begin, i am sure it will end second in the list behind for the year behind Mumbai.


Region wise SWM Toppers

With limited available data, the following are the region wise toppers (Rainfall in mm SWM total)

North India

1.Dharmashala (Himachal Pradesh) - 3180
2.Dehradun (Uttranchal)- 2426
3.Jammu (Kashmir) - 1238

Central India

1. Guna (Madhya Pradesh) - 1825
2.Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh) - 1692
3.Raipur (Chhattisgarh) - 1562

North East India

1.Cherrapunji (Meghalaya) - 6140
2.Chouldhowaghat (Assam) - 3026

East India

1.Buxaduar (West Bengal) - 3380
2.Darjeeling (West Bengal) -2657
3.Gangtok (Sikkim) - 2540

North West India

1.Kaprada (Gujarat) - 2811
2.Pardi (Gujarat) - 2476
3.Umerpada (Gujarat) - 2441
4.Mt Abu (Rajasthan) - 2050

West India

1.Amboli (Maharashtra) - 7449
2.Gaganbawada (Maharashtra) - 6830
3.Sangameshwar (Maharashtra) - 6536
4.Mulshi (Maharashtra) - 6471
5.Mahabaleshwar (Maharashtra) - 6396

South India

1.Agumbe (Karnataka) - 7405
2.Kollur (Karnataka) - 7375
3.Kadra (Karnataka) - 5325
4.Siddapura (Karnataka) - 5289

Vagaires' October Forecast put up as a link on the right of this page for easy reference in future.

3 comments:

rajesh said...

shridhar/svt: Many areas of Mumbai got showers today (Monday) morning, ranging from 3 mms-10 mms.
I see SWM withdrawing today from Vidharbh and Chattisgarh.
My actaul observation of the developments in Mumbai today showed an increase in towering cb clouds.and a dis-colouration of the cloud tops.
I see a max of 1 or 2 showers for Mumbai before Thursday. Showers now could be in anytime, i mean not restricted to evening. since Mumbai is surrounded by the withdrawal, signs indicate its a matter of 4 days for Mumbai.

NT said...

Rajesh, the IMD has announced the formation of a UAC in EC Arabian Sea off the Konkan-Goa coast. You had informed of the UAC having formed in your blog 3-4 days back, the IMD at that time had not mentioned any such UAC. None of the COLA models though seem to be showing the UAC currently. Also, I am finding a large variation in various models with respect to the Mumbai weather. The BBC seems to think there will be rain / showers for the next 2 days and then Sunny weather. The 00z GFS forecasts seem to suggest rains till Saturday with high CAPE values on Friday. Not sure why there is such variation across different models for this time of the year (as opposed to peak Monsoon when various systems are expected to form / not form and in varying intensities). What's your take Rajeshbhai.

rajesh said...

NT:Will wait for the UAC to declare the retreat of SWM from Mumbai..maybe a couple of days.