Western USA staggers under massive heat wave; 1 dead
Temperatures in Las Vegas shot up to 115 degrees on Saturday afternoon, just two degrees shy of an all-time record, as the Desert Southwest continued to stagger under a relentless heat wave.
In Southern California, Palm Springs peaked at 122 while the mercury in Lancaster set a record at 111, according to the L.A. Times.
The forecast for Death Valley in California called for 128, but it was a few degrees shy of that, according to unofficial reports from the National Weather Service. Death Valley's record high of 134, set a century ago, stands as the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth.
Phoenix hit 119 by mid-afternoon, breaking the record for June 29 that was set in 1994.Pics from Vagaries' Meet on 30th June 2013 on Inter active Page
Posted on 28th June, Friday Evening:
The 2 day Saturday Sunday forecast is put up in map form:City forecast below.
Mumbai: Saturday will be cloudy with some showers in different parts of City. Gusty winds from SW at 30 kmph, with more showers by evening/night,. Rain Amounts will be 25-30 mms average.
Sunday will be more cloudy with rain frequency increasing. Heavy showers expected by late afternoon or evening. Rain Amount for city and suburbs 30-35 mms avg.
Delhi NCR: Saturday/Sunday:Partly cloudy with thundery developments in vicinity. Some drifting in Eastern parts possible. Day will be around 37c.
Heavy showers expected on Monday night into Early Tuesday.Rain Amount will be given later as the conditions develop, but could be in excess of 45 mms.
Chennai: Warm and stuffy, with chance of showers in some areas on Sunday night.
Kolkata: Good chances of Thunder Showers on Saurday evening/Night, with precipitation amounting to 25 mms. Sunday will see a decrease with rain in some areas.
Lucknow will get heavy rains this weekend. Rainfall may be > 100 mms on Saturday/Sunday. Kanpur will too be lashed by Heavy rains.
Bhutan can recieve very heavy rainfall on Saturday.
Similarly, Heavy rains are expected along the lower plains of Nepal on Saturday and Sunday. Kathmandu can get thunder showers on both the days, amounting to 20-25 mms.
Saturday/Sunday: Northern Pakistan, North of Punjab will get some rain showers. Nawabshah, Sukkur will be around 42c, Sindh and Central regions will be dry and hot. We see temperatures touching 48c in Nokkundi.Sindh will need to wait for a few days more for meaningful rains, as even the rains in the North decrease early next week.
June 27th ..SWM June Position for India...5th Best in 113 years
This Year , as on 27th June, (IMD takes last Wednesday as the June %), All India SWM surplus by +38%.
On record, we have only 4 years ( prior to 2013) with SWM surplus over 38% (June End) in the last 113 years !
1913; +38%, 1917: +37.8%, 1936: +48.9%, 1938: +56.6%, 1971:+43.1%, 1980: +37.7%, 2013 :+38%
(Just for Information:On all the above years, July of the above years have been deficit !)
The SWM performance Map of 2013, as on 27th June, shows most regions in surplus or excess. Rarely do we see such a superb performance map ! Uttrakhand Surplus by +231% !
But it should be remembered that the premature arrival of the Monsoon in a major part of NW and Northern India added to the surplus rains.
Charts will be put up showing the actual June end position by 3rd July.
Due to non availability of reservation, Vagaries' Sunday meeting will be held in South Mumbai. Meeting scheduled for Atria Mall, Worli on Sunday 30th ,at 5 pm ...Thanks and please make it convenient to attend.