Saturday, April 04, 2015

March 2015:..Excessive rains and hailstorms across much of the central, northern and western parts of the India and Pakistan...

Excess rain in March a departure from trend....may delay procurement of wheat in Punjab and Haryana by at least a week.
Excessive rains and hailstorms across much of the central, northern and western parts of the country from the end of February has wreaked havoc on farmlands and agricultural output, 
The rain is likely to delay procurement of wheat in Punjab and Haryana by at least a week. Typically, the procurement starts on April 1.

In March, 62.5 millimetres of rainfall were recorded in India, almost 100 per cent more than normal (32.1 millimetres) and the highest in the past 100 years (in 1915, it was 78 millimetres).

Rainfall since 1st March to 4th April 2015 in Some North India Cities....
Palam: 162 mm...+149 mms..
Safdarjung: 119 mm...+100 mms. 
However, during March, 97.4 mm of rainfall was recorded which is new ALL TIME RECORD for the monthly rainfall in March. The previous record was 78.2 mm in 1915.

With 45.4 mm rain from A-1...total at Pusa(IARI) goes to 283 mm...wettest place of Delhi...

Chandigarh 117 mms...+80 mms
Shimla 224 mms...+150 mms
Jammu 487 mms...+417 mms.
Srinagar 344 mms...+221 mms
Amritsar 112 mms...+75 mms
Jaipur 80 mms...+73 mms



Rainfall in March 2015: Punjab was +168%, Delhi Chandigarh and Haryana +461%. West UP +468%.


Normally, after February, western disturbances tend to reduce from 4/5 to 3 in March. But this year, not only were the disturbances more active, they extended up to April. This led to heavy showers from back to back Wds...M-1 to M-5...in March.


The showers and hail, which came at a time when the rabi crop was to be harvested, hit about 10 million hectares of the 60 million hectares of sown area. The standing wheat, mustard and chana crops were hit the hardest. Wheat crop in 21 per cent of the overall sown area has been completely damaged.

Pakistan and Bangladesh were also affected by the WDs.
Figures from Waqas

As yet, Vagaries feels,  the southwest monsoon, which usually hits the country in June, won’t be affected. The recent rain might not have an adverse on the overall southwest monsoon, but if it persists beyond mid April, the onset parameters may be "disturbed" and the onset of the monsoon might be delayed.

Top Ten Country wise Viewers of Vagaries during Month of March 2015 
India 12440,  United States 1672, Pakistan 829,  Ukraine 565,  Russia 364,  France 259,  Germany 227,  Nepal 198,  Singapore 117,  United Arab Emirates 78

Interior Tamil Nadu gets Intense Mango Showers, Tamil Nadu Rainfall ending 8.30 am on 04.04.2015

The trough extending upto 0.9 km a.s.l. from Rayalseema to Comorin area now runs from Rayalseema to Kerala. Hail Storms were reported in Rayakottah in Krishnagiri district and Thiruchengode witnessed high speed winds.

in mm (min 5 mm)

Tiruchengode, Namakkal - 63
Kundadam, Tiruppur - 54
Gudimangalam, Tiruppur - 49
Pongalur, Tiruppur - 46
Glenmorgan, Nilgiris - 30
Tiruppur, Tiruppur - 30
Mallasamudram, Namakkal - 28
Palladam, Tiruppur - 28
Devala, Nilgiris - 27
Sankaridurg, Salem - 26
Rayakottah, Krishnagiri - 26
G Bazar    Nilgiris - 24
Pollachi (North), Coimbatore - 22
Pollachi, Coimbatore - 19
Bhavani, Erode - 19
Vellakoil, Tiuppur - 17
Jolarpet, Vellore - 15
Pykara, Nilgiris - 15
Macdonaldschoultry, Salem - 14
Tirupathur, Vellore - 13
Puduchatram, Namakkal - 12
Gobichettipalayam, Erode - 12
Alangayam, Vellore - 12
Madukkarai, Coimbatore - 11
Karimangalam, Dharmapuri - 9
Erode, Erode - 9
Sholayar Dam, Coimbatore - 8
Ayodhiyapattinam, Salem - 8
Valparai PTO, Coimbatore - 8
Yercaud, Salem - 8
Krishnagiri, Krishnagiri - 8
Kodumudi, Erode - 7
Dharamapuri, Dharmapuri - 7
Ketti, Nilgiris - 6
Salem, Salem - 6
Vaniaymbadi, Vellore - 6
Kodumudi, Erode - 6
Anjatti, Krishnagiri - 6
Pennagaram, Dharmapuri - 5
Valparai Taluk Office, Coimbatore - 5
Thalavadi, Erode - 5
Mecheri, Salem - 5
Kumarapalayam, Namakkal - 5
Uthagamandalam, Nilgiris - 5
Yelagiri, Vellore - 5
Vaigai Dam, Theni - 5
Mukurthy, Nilgiris - 5
Parsons Valley, Nilgiris - 5
Anthiyur, Erode - 5
Panamarathupatti, Salem - 5

Desert Rajasthan continues to get rain from WD induced Cyclonic Circulation, ending 8.30 am on 04.04.2015

The  western  disturbance  as  an  upper  air  cyclonic  circulation  now lies over Eastern parts of Jammu & Kashmir and neighbourhood and extends upto 2.1 kms a.s.l. with a trough aloft with its axis at 5.8 kms a.s.l. running roughly along Long. 75° E to the north  of Lat. 32° N and is moving away east-northeastwards. The
induced cyclonic circulation lies over northeast Rajasthan and neighbourhood and extends upto 3.1 kms a.s.l.

in mm (min 10 mm)

Malsisar - 70
Bhopalgarh - 51
Lunkaransar - 45
Srimadhopur - 40
Churu - 29
Pilani - 28
Bikaner - 26
Osia - 22
Tarannagar - 18
Jodhpur - 17
Neemkathana - 17
Tijara - 15
Ajmer - 13
Udaipurwati - 13
Fatehpur - 12
Pisagan - 10
Jaisalmer - 10
Jaipur - 10
Baswa - 10

Cherrapunji gets 1st spell as Bordoichila hits Meghalaya and Assam, Rainfall ending 8.30 am on 04.04.2015

The trough from Western parts of Assam to South chattisgarh now extends from Assam to South Orisha with an embeded cyclonic circulation over Assam &
adjoining Bangladesh extending up to 1.5 km above mean sea level.

in mm

Meghalaya

Cherrapunjee - 71
Cherrapunjee RKM - 50
Mawsynaram - 50
Williamnagar - 40
Shella - 30
Nongostin - 14

Assam

Amarghat - 62
Jorhat - 44
Chouldhoghat - 40
Golghat - 34
Haflong - 30
Jia Bharali NTXing - 30
AP Ghat - 30
Bihipuria - 24
N.Lakhimpur - 23
Silchar - 22
Chaparmukh - 20
Rangia - 20
Maranhat - 20
Sibsagar - 20
BP Ghat - 20
Neamati Ghat - 20
Margherita - 20
Bihubar - 20
Numaligarh - 12
Puthimari - 10
Lakhipur - 10
Guhwathi - 10
Dholla Bazar - 10
Dhemaji - 10

1 comment:

Vivek Oberoi said...

rajesh sir: what about the el nino in 2015? how will it affect the monsoon. farm distress is terrible already.