Friday, May 19, 2017

East Coast under heat / humid wave ..makes Rajasthan heat feel pale in comparison ( 19 May 2017 )


It's that time of the year again.. Heat/humid wave has gripped east coast (specially Andhra / Tamilnadu) during past 4 days.
It's either extremely hot and drier winds from the west (temps of 47 c)  or supressingly humid breeze from the bay ( heat index over 55 c) .
Nights are also hot and humid with temps above 30 c ( Ongole min 34 .1 c ) .

Machilipatnam was 47 c / 31 c yesterday and 40 c / 32 c today (heat index 54 , even at night heat index was above 40 c )

Bhubaneswar/Visakhapatnam AP ..39 c /29 c yesterday with heat index of 55 c

Gopalpur(by the sea) was 36 c / 28 c yesterday with suppressing humidity ( heat index approaching 55 c )

Chennai AP was 44 c / 30 c yesterday with heat index of over 50 c

Kolkata AP was 39 c / 27 c today with heat index of 47 c

>>Vagarians / readers ..please share more information on the subject 

9 comments:

Vinod Desai said...

Could be highest temperature ever for machhalipatnam..
Meanwhile what could be the heat index in mumbai at present.

Shreyas Dhavale said...

Mumbai suburbs with a temperature of 34c and 70% RH gives approx heat index of 47c

sset said...

If we look past data - RAJ is definitely becoming wetter and less hotter compared to places in SE India... (much to annoyance of others)

rohit aroskar said...

@ Vinod bhai - Mumbai SCZ heat index around 40 today..
Not the highest temp for Machilipatnam..
Andhra is the warmest state of India ( annual avg. temp wise )..

Cumulus Arjun said...

Sir, there is a system in May end going towards Yemen/Oman. Will it affect the onset of South West Monsoon? What are your views on this?

rajesh said...

Vinod: Machilipatnam record is 47.8c in May 2003.

rajesh said...

Moshin: Have given my views in latest post on 20th night....no system seen in Arb sea on 23rd.
Arjun: No confirmed system seen in Arb Sea. My latest views are published. Will keep Vagaries updated if and when i see a system :-)

Cumulus Arjun said...

Ok sir. Thanks for replying.

Narayanan Ky said...

Heat has reduced by couple of degrees in Chennai today..