Thursday, January 24, 2013


Dharamsala  Weather for the ODI on Sunday, 27th:
Clear morning turning cloudy later..Day's high will be 18c and low will be 7c (28th morning)...as it is a day match, the playing temperatures will be from around 10c in the morning to max 18c by afternoon.

General Weather Situation and Forecast for this Weekend:
Friday 25th/Saturday 26th, the trough Strengthens and expected to run West to East roughly along the 19N line and from 75E thru eastwards upto Orissa coast.

Friday 25th: Light rains likely in Marathwada, Vidarbh and adjoining Southern MP. South Madhya Mah. will be partky cloudy.

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th will be dry days for the Sub-Continent region...barring light rains in small pockets in Marathwada and adjoining Vidarbh. 

With NW winds blowing in the Northern plains from Punjab to Bengal, East winds in Gujarat* and Rajasthan and South/SE winds blowing into interior Maharashtra and Karnataka.

Monday sees increasing rainfall in Kashmir due to J-5...J-5 rains will be restricted to 1 day, but Vidharbh rains, starting Tuesday will persist...

Forecast and situation for Tuesday on wards will be put up Monday night..(F-1 is expected to be strong and induced low possible).

Mumbai:
Friday: Light cloudings. Day time winds may be NE, turning NW by evening..Temperature range (Scruz) 30/31c and 15/16c (Saturday morning).
Saturday/Sunday: Light clouds on Saturday..and NE winds turning NW by evening..Temperature range 31/32c - 16/17c (Sunday/Monday morning).

Pune: Weekend will be partly cloudy with high clouds, with temperature range in 31/32c and 13c..

*Surat..continues with the warming trend as more dominating winds turn East...weekend rising to 32/33c.

Delhi NCR: Delhi gets some alto cumulus/ stratus clouds on Sunday. Friday and Saturday (Sunday morning) will show the highs around 21c and low around 6/7c. 
Sunday will be lightly clouded with the day around 22c and night on Sunday (Monday morning) will show a rise to 9/10c...

Kolkata weekend will show absolutely constant weather clear, and around 24/25 - 12/13c...

as I will be away on a birding trip to Bhigwan Lake for 3 days from Friday..there will be no article on Vagaries till Monday night, and inter action on fb will be difficult. 


Light rains in Nagpur today (Thursday) keeps the max.temp within 20c at 19.8c (-9c). In Vid. Gondia was 20.1c and Amraoti 22.8c...posted Thursday 8 pm....

6 comments:

ameya said...

what will the impact be of this devlopment on weather for rest of week from today, do u see any major changes for Thane/mumbai/pune belt
will it turn hot or cold?

Abhijit said...

It's effect seen here in Badlapur as very weakish alto cumulus showing there presence in eastern horizon.

Chinmaya Marathe said...

Sir by when do we see improvement in morning visibility at Mumbai?

sset said...

Bangalore - SE India can expect very harsh summer. Borewall 1000ft below ground (if lucky)!!!. Definite climate pattern change.


As given in newspaper......

First, we lost out on Cauvery water and now, it looks like borewells across the city are likely to pump more of air than water. This is what happens when we neglect our lakes.



So far, lakes spanning several acres in various parts of Bangalore acted as underground water recharging agents, thus safeguarding borewells that offer relief to a parched city during summer. But this year, experts are worried that the dried-up lake beds will not only deplete underground water levels but cause surface temperature to shoot up in summer.



Sharing his concern, environment and lake expert A N Yallappa Reddy told Bangalore Mirror: “This is indeed a tragic development and the government should not allow this to happen. On Tuesday morning, I visited Lalbagh Lake and was shocked to see a part of it completely dried up and another part showing the lake bed. This will affect the lake’s ecosystem and have a cascading effect on water levels in adjoining areas.”


Reddy explained why lakes were drying up: “All of us are aware that the monsoons failed this time and there is hardly any inflow of water to the lakes. However, lakes situated inside and adjacent to urban localities could have maintained the inflow with recycled water. For example, the 1.5 mld capacity recycling plant was not functioning at Lalbagh. I have directed the deputy director of Lalbagh to get 1.5 MLD recycled water every day and flow it into the lake. At least this way, you can ensure some amount of water when there is no scope to get water naturally.”



A senior BDA official said, “The drying up of the lake is not just restricted to one lake, but several others have been drying up with every passing day. The lake beds of Dasarahalli Lake and Herohalli Lake have completely dried up. There are only traces of water at Hebbal and Kengeri Lakes. Following the failure of the monsoon, we had expected rain during November-December. But even then it played truant, leading to dry lakes.”



Water levels at Sankey Tank and Ulsoor Lake have also gone down owing to lack of inflow. Fishermen who obtained contracts to fish in these lakes have stopped fishing due to insufficient water levels.



Borewells are hardly going to help. Reddy explained, “To cope with the acute shortage of water, the government dug up borewells everywhere. However, the underground water table should be recharged at the same rate at which borewells have been extracting water. But this is not happening. To a certain extent, lakes were serving as recharge agents, but that is now ruled out. Already, water levels have gone down to as much as 800ft to 1,000 ft at various places. This summer will push it further down.”



Calling for separate maintenance manuals for each lake, Reddy said, “Officials knew of the sufficient inflow of water this time and should have taken necessary steps to ensure the water level. In all of the newly-developed lakes, we have ensured that 1/10th of the area is made deeper so that it can hold water even during the worst summer, supporting the avian population and the ecosystem. Only if you maintain separate manuals for each lake will you be in a position to understand when to take up what measure to maintain the water level. But no department has taken up this kind of scientific management of lakes.”



Already, water level has gone down to 1,000 ft at various places. Summer will push it further down

rajesh said...

Chinmaya: Visibility is directly related to smog and pollution (in Mumbai)..hence, we can get very clear visibility with no haze if a strong dry North wind blows. But with temperature inversion in winter, and moist air in March , we do not see much hope of clear atmosphere..
sset: true and sad ..

Amit said...

Hello Rajesh,

Again you were spot on regarding Vidarbha Rains. Nagpur got rain on Thrusday afternoon and Friday Moring
This year the winter has been chilly and I suppose the reason being the humidity levels being high.
Thanks,
Amit