Friday, March 14, 2014

First Place to Cross 40c in the Sub Continent..Barmer on 16th March 2014...for previous years records of first 40c, see vagaries Extreme Blog here

God's Own Country(Kerala,India) was hot .. Temp in C .. . 24 hrs ending 8.30 am ..17 Mar 2014..
and Mumbai Surroundings Temperature on Holi Day, 16th March 2014...on Rohit's Page

Day wise Rain fall amounts in Maharashtra in the 20 day Hailstorm Deluge...Specially prepared for Vagaries by Pradeep John..

Top - 10
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  1. Lakhani ~ 240
  2. Ballarpur ~ 200
  3. Deulgaonraja  ~ 170
  4. Telhara ~ 160
  5. Lonar ~ 150
  6. Palam ~ 150
  7. Umerkhed  ~ 150
  8. Parbhani ~ 150
  9. Manora  ~ 150
  10. Digras ~ 150



Analysis of Hailstorms in Maharashtra in March...

Interior Maharashtra and particularly Marathwada, adjoining MP and parts of North Interior Karnataka had devastating and violent hailstorms and thunderstorms  from the beginning of March. Almost continuous, and daily, hailstorms the size of tennis balls have damaged to nothing vast tracks of fields and killed many small animals and countless birds. Reports have been put up in vagaries.
The reason for this non stop rains and storms is something likened to the April "pre Monsoon" conditions, technically speaking.
A Line of  Wind Discontinuity formed in the North-South Direction across the region. Now, this perpendicular LWD is actually a pre monsoon parameter for the central Peninsula regions. At this LWD, the meeting of Eastern and Western airs create instability in the middle and upper atmosphere. 
An UAC persisted on the Northern edge of the LWD...

Besides, we have seen the "freezing Line" in the upper atmosphere come down to below normal heights. 
Even the 850 hp level, was at 12-15c, and the freezing level fell to 600 hp. 
Humidity in the upper atmosphere was high, as two moisture laden winds were clashing in the LWD regions. Coupled with low temperatures,Instability, and lower temperatures in the upper airs, created hails in the Cb clouds. 
Convection occurs faster and more violent storms are formed in such conditions. 

Some Maharashtra cities rainfall in mms from 01-03-2014 to 14-03-2014 period as per IMD data:( Figures provided by Abhijit Modak)
Chandrapur 138
Parbhani 119
Yeotmal 91
Aurangabad 76
Nanded 71
Osmanabad 67
Solapur 65
Wardha 61
Buldhana 59
Malegaon 56
Amravati 56
Akola 41
Ahmednagar 51
Nagpur 36
Brahmapuri 31
Satara 28
Pune AP 25
Nashik 16
Jeur 15
Sangli 13
Jalgaon 12
Pune 4
Alibaug & Mahabaleshwar 1

All figures way, way above normal. Normal for most stations is around 5 mms.
Raining in Muscat on Sunday, 16th March 2014...and Snow in Ibri, Oman...see pics from there on Inter Active Page..

20 comments:

Anuj Arora said...

Rajesh ji being a weather buff i remember on 2nd April 1980 in Chandigarh while giving my English exam temperature maximum was 42.2 C will never forget as there was a power break down a my answer sheet was all wet due to my sweating. Next day i saw the newspaper The Tribune saying record 42.2

rajesh said...

Anuj Arora: I think, very long back also you had put up a comment on Vagaries...yes it was a hot April..followed by showers. Later, the hottest April was in 2010 on 19th. The day was 42.7c ..
Please keep up the comments Anuj, always welcome :-)

Atul Naik said...

Rajeshbhai: minimum temp recorded at Panjim for 24 hrs ending 8:30 am March 16, was 24.2C. This is a high for the current season. Humidity according to IMD Goa was 84%! I had planned on a long run of around 17 km today morning and I set out at 5:45 am. But I had to cut short due to high humidity and excessive sweating! Max temp on Mar 15 saw a decline to 34.3C from 37C on Mar 14 and 37.3C on Mar 13. Looks like a sultry Sunday ahead!

ANOOP RAWAT said...

New Delhi would cross 30C today first time this season . Imd warned of squall on 17 th is it right

ANOOP RAWAT said...

This march dew point are in double digit . Normally they should be below 10c

Rajesh Kumar said...

Bangalore is sunny and windy..

sset said...

nothing amusing. Kerala touched almost 38degress a month back itself!! Now heat is spreading over drought impacted TN / Rayalseema/SE KAR. Interesting point is this year heat started from SW India - kerala.

sset said...

just like our TN (India), Sri Lanka also in grip of drought - failures of NE monsoons - parches farmlands and stops hydropower.

http://www.trust.org/item/20140214194424-vmupo/

Hrishikesh said...

Light rain currently in western suburb of Mumbai

Abhijit said...

Drizzled in Badlapur with thick drops between 6.30am to 7am today morning.. Was overrcast here from last evening itself and radar was also showing patchy rain at spots from last night itself..

rohit aroskar said...

It rained (light rain) at Andheri (near airport)around 7 am today..But inspite of being mostly cloudy it was surprisingly dry(humidity below 50 %)at night .. in fact , at night (11.30 pm) humidity had dropped to around 25 % !!
Hum - 8.30 pm :41%, 11.30 pm :26%,
2.30 am : 33% , 5.30 am :44% , 8.30 am : 49%

rohit aroskar said...

Andheri--> Mumbai (western suburbs)

Anuj Arora said...

Easterlies blowing in Chandigarh on the Holi festival, looks rain in offing tomorrow early morning

Rajesh Kumar said...

Hoping for TS in coming days in Bangalore... Bangalore can't bear this much heat...However 2 months (march & April) remain hot every year but it span is spreading every year passing

ANOOP RAWAT said...

Perfect warm weather for Holi . Max may touch 34 in delhi

sset said...

Rajesh Kumar -> as per forcast Bangalore likely to cross 36 degrees in a weeks time. What else can happen when KAR / BANG cuts all its trees and makes a concrete mess, overnight dried lake bed becomes a funky mall or IT glass office - making miserable for pigeons and sparrows (poor birds)

correct Navi Mumbai was very windy and cloudy this morning...overcast sky.

Hrishikesh said...

After light drizzle in morning the temp in Mumbai soaring high to 38 degree sir when do we expect rains?

ANOOP RAWAT said...

Have ever any north indian city ( Haryana ,punjab ,delhi,up) crossed 40c mark first time?

Ron said...

How much was the max temp in mumbai today??Won't be surprised if it was close to 38C.

rajesh said...

Anoop: I do not see any N.Indian city crossing first 40c, generally it is AP, Gujarat, Mah or Odisha..check list on Vagaries extreme blog...

Ron: Monday max for mumbai Colaba 32.8c, vagaries 34.2c and Scruz 38.0c..
other Mah cities Wardha and Jalgaon 38.0c, Panji 37.2c, Solapur 37.0c, Sangli 36.8c,