The hot weather on the Eastern Coast continues on Friday with Rentachintala being the hottest in India at 45.6c. Followed by Allahbad (UP) at 44.8c.
Again, Kakinada in AP follows with 44.4c and Machilipatnam was 43.7c.
New Delhi remained at 39.3c. Nagpur was at the "nominal" 41.8c. Expecting a rise soon.
In Pakistan the J-1 (WD) has "softened" temperatures to some extent. Still active there. Islamabad measured 15 mms and Lahore 10 mms of rain. the hottest in Pakistan (Friday) was Sukkur and Dadu at 43c. Dal Bandin, Jacobabd and Nawabshah were at on Friday at 42.0c. Many shades lower than the 50c of a few days back.
But, this has weakened the Monsoon trough along the west coast. Though it had stretched from S.Konkan to Kerala, it has become feeble today.
No change in SWM advance map today.
Noticed the pressure going the other way in Mumbai today..Check on Mumbai Readings @ Vagaries Page and See Mumbai Page for Lakes Position.
In today's (Friday, 8th June)Times of India (Mumbai) we read that the IMD says "the SWM did not advance on Thursday as expected."
Personally, I had not expected the monsoon to advance on Thursday. In the Vagaries' Monsoon advance forecast map put up on the 6th, I had estimated the movement into South Konkan by the 8th.
Reason: The WD moving across North India. Readers have surely noticed the WD clouding throughout Northern India on Thursday, with good amounts of "cooling" rains in the region.
Termed by the press as pre monsoon, whatever, it has cooled down the entire region from oprressive heat.
Delhi received 12 mms the previous day and many stations in baked Rajasthan received upto 10 mms of rain including Jaisalmer and Pokhran. Haryana and Kashmir too recieved rainfall ranging from 10-15 mms. Though Chandigarh did not recieve rains, the day temperature fell below 40c to reach 39c.
In HP, Manali cooled down to 15c in the day, 12c below the normal !
Rainfall decreasing from today in the North, with Delhi seeing clearer skies after a cloudy day on Thursday. Thursday's high was 38c, but should rise from Friday.
Today's charts show the WD moving away towards the NE. Resistance to the monsoon having gone, the monsoon can move into S.Konkan and further into TN, Karnataka and parts of South AP tomorrow.
It may move into Sikkim and cover WB also(including Kolkata) by the 10th, as the appraoching current in the Bay is strong.
South Konkan will have 70% chances of coverage with thunder showers on Friday afternoon/evening.
Mumbai has a 70% chance of thunder showers on Friday. (See Vagaries nomenclature for explanations).
Shitij reports of pre monsoon showers from Surat. Several pockest of Mumbai are getting light showers too. Vagaries recorded 1.2 mms till 8.30 am Friday.