Saturday, July 31, 2021

Gujarat toppers of the season till 31st July... 
Compilation by Vag. Shitij
Top 15 highest rainfall cities of Gujarat (including Saurashtra)

1. Kaprada(Valsad) 1249 mm
2. Khergam(Navsari) 1030 mm
3. Umergam(Valsad) 962 mm
4. Vapi(Valsad) 959 mm
5. Dharampur(Valsad) 936 mm
6. Ahwa(Dang) 887 mm
7. Navsari 884 mm 
8. Valsad 817 mm 
9. Waghai(Dang) 817 mm
10. Jalalpore(Navsari) 811 mm
11. Mahuva(Surat) 785 mm
12. Pardi(Valsad) 784 mm
13. Gandevi(Navsari) 782 mm
14. Chikli(Navsari) 743 mm
15. Bardoli(Surat) 701 mm

Friday, July 30, 2021

Brazil's Historic Snowfall..July 2021...See World weather News page

Posted 30th Morning:

Yesterday's Rain around Pune Ghats: Mahabaleshwar 80 mms, Matheran 70 mms, Khandala 41 mms

BB-7 in full strength over West Bengal..moving towards South Bihar 

West Bengal Rain Amounts on 30th Morning 


Thursday, July 29, 2021

 Posted 29th Afternoon:

Outlook for the weekend next 3 days. 

Mumbai: Last few days Mumbai has been getting some occasional passing showers/ sunny periods in parts of city.

On Friday 30th, Mumbai can expect a little more rain and increased frequency. (Say around 25-30 mms)

But this will be on Friday, and Saturday /Sunday may be back to occasional showers. (Upto 10-15 mms/Day).

No Alert

Pune: Pune has been getting scattered showers in parts of the city. Friday 30th will see a slight frequency increase, restricted to one day. Pleasant weather  with temperatures ranging between 28-21c. Windy conditions.. Making it feel 20c at night. 

Ghats region around ( Lonavala/Mahabaleshwar) will get frequent passing showers. Few heavy. Foggy weather. Around 40- 70 mms per day. 

No Alerts

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

 Ladakh Heat Wave.. 26th July

Monsoon surge in Delhi after late Start... 417 mms total by 27th...normal till date  270 mms ! 

Monday, July 26, 2021

Outlook for 27th/28th/29th:(This week till Thursday/Friday)

Mumbai: Partly cloudy with occasional rain showers. Warm in the day with periods of sunny weather. Not expecting very heavy rains, but around 20-35 mms per day.

No Alerts.

Mumbai Lakes:

Combined live storage across all lakes compared to 31.52% same time last year.

Pune: Light to moderate rains in parts of city. Slight increase in frequency on Friday. Pleasant days around 28/29, but Friday will show a drop to 26c.

Low Alert for Lonavala, Mahabaleshwar Ghat sections. Expect around 30-60 mms/day.

Pune Reservoirs on 26th:77% Storage.

Aurangabad District: Partly cloudy and Light to moderate rain scattered over the region. Not expecting very heavy showers. West winds could be strong.

Temperature around 30c in the day.

औरंगाबाद जिल्हा: अंशतःढगाळ आणि हलका ते मध्यम पाऊस या प्रदेशात पसरलेला आहे. खूप जोरदार पावसाची अपेक्षा नाही. पश्चिमेकडून येणाऱ्या वार्‍याचा वेग जास्त असू शकतो.

दिवसात 30°C ​​च्या आसपास तापमान राहिल.

 Posted 26th Evening:

Extreme Rainfall from BB-6 as on 26th Morning (24hrs): (In cms)

Rajasthan: Marwar 21, Bhungra 17, Danpur & Arthuna 16, Garhi 15, Banswara, Arnod & Dug 14, Pratapgarh 12.

M.P.: Jaora, Kathiwada & Mahidpur 26, Zirapur 22, Pachod 21, Jharda 19, Alirajpur & Garoth 16, Nateran, Barod , Piploda & Bajna 15.

Gujarat: Lodhika 20, Chotta Udaipur 19, Quant 18, Becharaji 16, Tilakwada & Kalawad 15, Kaprada 14.

From 27th, Rain intensity decreasing in Rajasthan, West M.P. & Gujarat.


Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra had a very wet 7 days this week of July 2021: 

20th   110 mms

21st   164 mms,

22nd  480 mms

23rd   594 mms

24th   321 mms

25th   187 mms 

26th   154 mms....

Totally 2010 mms (80 inches) in 7 days !!

(Extreme Rain of Jor in Maharastra given below) ⬇⬇

 Gujarat Rains :

 Phenomenal Rains in Jor (Maharashtra)

Jor , Maharashtra is a small village some 10-15 kms from Mahableshwar.

It got phenomenal rains in 5 days, worth mentioning here.

19th July  137mms,

20th July  184 mms

21st July 756 mms,

22nd July  646 mms

23rd July  433 mms

2156 in 5 days !! 86 Inches !!

Of course cannot compare, But the season's total in Cherrapunji till date is 3540 mms.

These lovely videos are taken in Jor by Eliza, "Mysticstays". (Courtesy Vag. Abhishek Apte)

Sunday, July 25, 2021


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Rainfoot & Microburst in same frame..For those interested, See Weather Knowledge Page

Heat Wave Hits Tokyo Olympics...See World Weather News page

Image of Sunday Afternoon.. True to 23rd forecast

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Posted 24th July Morning:

BB-6 over Chattisgarh/ Odisha...Yes,  Good rainfall in Vidharbha, M.P. & Chattisgarh as on 24th Morning ..
Susner 21cms, Garoth &Sanawad 18cms, Umaria 17 cms, Shahapura 15 cms, Nalkheda 15 cms, Manpur 13 cms
Khandwa 122mms, Sheopur & Jabalpur 72 mms, Shajapur 55mms, Mandala 37 mms, Sidhi 34 mms, Ujjain 31 mms, Sagar 26 mms, Satna 25 mms, Damoh 24 mms, Bhopal 23mms.

Vidharbh: Gondia 120 mms, Akola 33 mms, 

Chattisgarh : Bilaspur 123 mms, Pendra 66 mms, Raipur 14 mms, Ambikapur 12 mms. 

Maharashtra Ghat Rainfall

Friday, July 23, 2021


Mahableshwar records it's highest ever one day rain ever... 595 mm on 23rd July. 

Beating previous highest of 491 mms recorded on 11Aug 2008

How Pune, in leeward side  got heavy rainfall today.. In spite of active off shore trough... See this upper air (500 level) wind flow.. Moist winds inflow at upper level, bringing thunder and favourable conditions for thunder (CAPE) 

Pune district rainfall from 8:30am-8:30pm(12hrs) on Friday 23rd as follows:



3.Pashan IITM(Bag Pvt Reading):83

4.Pune IMD:78

5.Bibwewadi(Vag Pvt Reading):68







Data compiled by:Vagarian Abhishek Apte

Posted 23rd Afternoon:

                                                                  Mumbai Forecast  ➡➡➡

Unusually Very Heavy Rainfall in Maharshtra Ghats..Tulshi Dam (Radhanagri) records a record 895 mms in 24 hrs !

Also check the huge amounts (Red) in Map

Forecast from Friday 23rd July till Sunday 25th July:

Bay low BB-6 located near Odisha/West Bengal border. Likely to move in a WNW direction. 

Today 23rd July will see moderate-heavy rain across Odisha and Chhattisgarh. 

Entire Madhya Pradesh to witness moderate-heavy rain over next 3 days. Intensity can be on the heavier side for west MP. 

Gujarat regions of Bharuch, Vadodara, Ahmedabad along with southeast Rajasthan may see increase in rainfall on the weekend. 

Maharashtra :Entire west coast will witness rainy weather due to active offshore trough from south Gujarat to Kerala. Moderate to heavy rains expected today along the entire west coastal regions throughout. Rain intensity gradually reducing over Kerala and coastal Karnataka from tomorrow

Madhya Maharashtra region likely to get light to moderate showers, pleasant weather with cool winds. Intensity may reduce on Sunday. 

North Madhya Maharashtra region of Jalgaon, Dhule, Nandurbar likely to get some moderate to heavy rain today

Light to moderate rain today and tomorrow in Vidarbha and Marathwada regions (Aurangabad, Jalna). 

Rainfall was much above expectations over Kolhapur region (Kolhapur city 147 mm in last 24 hours). However, such magnitude of rain is not expected now.

Western Ghats region can again expect heavy rain today, although may not be as heavy as last 2 days. Intensity to reduce from tomorrow, however heavy passing showers may still continue over Maharashtra Ghats till Sunday.

Contribution from Vag. Shreyas

Aurangabd district will get moderate rainfall till 26th. good for the standing crops.

पैठण / Jayakwadi Dam - Paithan, Aurangabad. At 35.41% of its full  compared to 41.00% at the same time last year. 

औरंगाबाद जिल्ह्यात 26 तारखेपर्यंत मध्यम पाऊस पडेल. स्थायी पिकांसाठी चांगले.

पैठण / जायकवाडी धरण - पैठण, औरंगाबाद. मागील वर्षी याच वेळी 41.00% च्या तुलनेत त्याच्या 35.41% पूर्ण आहे.
Standing crops doing well in Aurangabad District

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Posted 22nd Morning

Source rtsfros

For Mumbai S'cruz...2021 now breaks the record for the fastest 2000 mm mark . Achieved on 22nd July 2021 in 52 days ! Total today 2001 mms !

The  record for the fastest 2000 mms at Santa Cruz was in 1965, when it touched 2000 mms on 30th July, in 60 days. Followed by 2005 when the total was surpassed on 31st July, in 61 days. July End Totals..Scruz 1965 ;2038 mms, 2005 :2019 mms..

Colaba, just for the records, has crossed 2000 mms by July 3 times. In 1886, 1907 and 1991. But, we are still way behind for this station to cross 2000 mms by July end.

(As per Vagaries Records)

Crazy Rains in Maharashtra Ghats... Vagaries spot on forecast under estimated

Satara and Pune district Ghats rain ending 8:30am on 22/07/2021 (in mm):-



3.Mahabaleshwar:480...24 hrs record is 491 mms in 2008..  11th Aug.






9.Koyna nagar:341









18.Khireshwar(near Malshej, Junnar tal):273

19.Nira Deoghar Dam:261

20.Temghar Dam:241




24.Dhom Balkawadi Dam:225


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Posted 21st morning:

Outlook for 21st & 22nd

Active west coast offshore trough will result in heavy rain over konkan and Goa regions. A low pressure area BB-6 (currently as a UAC over north Bay of Bengal) likely to descend to surface level near Odisha/West Bengal coast by 22nd. Likely to track NW.

This will further keep the rains active along the west coast and Ghats region due to strengthening pull effect westerlies from the Arabian Sea. 

Due to these conditions, rain also likely to increase to moderate /heavy in Vidarbha and Telangana regions (from tonight and persisting till tomorrow) along with parts of Odisha and West Bengal. 

Pune,, Kolhapur, Nashik, Satara: Light to moderate showers, cool breezy and pleasant weather. 

Parts of Marathwada close to Telangana may see some light to moderate rain.

Coastal Karnataka, Karnataka ghats & Kerala likely to get increased rain.

Forecast coordinated with Vag. Shreyas. 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Upper Vaitarna water is diverted

Thane district and Navi Mumbai rainfall figures ending 8:30am on 20/07/2021(in mm):-


2.Badlapur(Vag Pvt Reading):302

















Monday, July 19, 2021

Monday 19th

 #DelhiRains till 8:30AM💯

#Sonipat 145.5mm

#Gurgaon 145.0mm

#Narela 104.0mm

#Delhi AP 99.3mm

#Najafgarh 95.0mm

#Pitampura 70.5mm

#Safdarjung 69.6mm

#Faridabad 68.0mm

#LodhiRoad 62.0mm

#Ridge 58.0mm

#Ayanagar 51.6mm

#Akshardham 43.0mm

Compiled by Navdeep (Rohtak) 

S Gujarat yesterday received widespread extremely heavy rains here is the list (min cut off 100 mm)

Sent by Vagarian Shitij ( Surat

1. Umergam 237 mm

2. Vapi 232 mm

3. Kamrej 209 mm 

4. Bardoli 202 mm

5. Palsana 197 mm

6. Mahuva 162 mm

7. Valsad 162 mm

8. Dolvan 160 mm

9. Jalalpore 159 mm

10. Surat city 146 mm

11. Navsari 138 mm

12. Vyara 136 mm

13. Dharampur 131 mm

14. Gandevi 124 mm

15. Khergam 123 mm

16. Tilakwada 119 mm

17. Chikli 115 mm

18. Kaprada 107 mm

19. Songadh 102 mm

More rains data of today from Mumbai Region

Thane district and Navi Mumbai lashed with heavy rains. 24hrs rainfall figures from 8:30am-8:30am on 19/07/2021are as follows (in mm):











11.Vashi:171,  12.Dombivli:167

13.Thane:166,  14.Bhiwandi:155

15.Kalwa:153,  16.Ambivli:129

Compiled by: Vagarian Abhishek Apte

Pune catchment areas rain ending 8:30 am 19 July

Pawana 65
Kasarsai 19
Mulshi 33
Temghar 50
Warasgaon 60
Panshet 62
Khadakwasla 6

Sunday, July 18, 2021

More rainfall data of Deluge

Posted Sunday 18th Afternoon:

Unexpected Cloudburst in North Konkan and specially Mumbai on Saturday Night into Sunday.

Off shore trough activated due to vertical wind shear (surface winds are SW and 700 at N. CAPE is favourable. 

Because of this, there was strong Thunderstorm formations along the coast.

North Konkan and South Gujarat coast "jump" the forecast and leap 1/2 days ahead ! This "jump" Good for the Lakes*.

The outlook remains as given earlier, (though advanced by Nature to show its "Vagaries'' to Vagarians) 😉

Good rains ahead for Mumbai and Lakes.

(Along the North Konkan : Dahanu 174 mms, Alibag 120 mms.
Surat Gujarat coast 22 mms.)
*Water position of Mumbai Lakes also improves with rainfall (much needed) in Lakes.

Overall Storage at 19.83 % ( 2020 this date 26.71% and 2019 was 50.78%.)

 Mumbai cloudburst Saturday night by Vag. Salil

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Maharashtra Special:

Major parts of State in Excess or Normal category.

Extreme North Maharashtra (A few Districts) seeing some deficiency. 

*Note: Although most of Maharashtra looks normal or excess, it does not reflect the water stock in the reservoirs. Most of the catchment areas (lakes/dams, river sources) being in the vicinity of western Ghats, due to less rain in the Ghat region, the water storage is low for western Maharashtra. Also, Vidarbha region average storage is 35% as of now.*

Outlook for next 5/6 days for all regions of Maharashtra ...till 22nd July:

Konkan: Good rainfall, with few heavy falls in all districts, will continue till 20th.... after 20th heavier rainfall and increase in intensity seen, with very heavy falls (after 20th) in Konkan.

The off shore trough will persist and remain active..extending rainfall into South Gujarat as well.

Mumbai: The current spell of  the wavering rainfall (On suddenly heavy thunder showers/and sudden sunshine) will continue till 20th. Though some of the showers will be heavy. 35-60 mms/day average.

Increase in frequency and intensity after 19th/20th for the next 2/3 days at least. 40-90 mms/day possible, with 100+mm also likely in some areas of MMR.

This time, active offshore trough along west coast will lead to strengthening of westerly winds. So catchment areas in interior konkan as well as Western Ghats belt likely to receive heavy rain. 

Madhya Maharashtra & Marathwada: No major let up in the current spells of rain. But increase seen in Southern Parts of Madhya Maharashtra (including Pune) and Marathwada after 20th July (increase for 2 days).

Vidharbha: Not much rainfall on weekend (17th/18th). But increasing after Monday 19th to moderately good intensity. Increase for 2 days.

Overall, increase from 20th..and the Excess & Normal will be maintained. Few deficient districts may remain in Northern Madhya Maharashtra.

 Posted 17th July Afternoon:...Gujarat Special.

Rain Deficiency is high in Gujarat till date:

For the Next 5/6 days..Till 22nd July...Middle of Next week 

Saurashtra :Not much improvement in meaningful rainfall to wipe out the deficit. There can be some moderate rainfall in Coastal Saurahtra (Helping the Porbundar Deficit).

Kutch: Very little rainfall seen in small patches of Kutch region. (Nalliya and Kandla Regions ).

South Gujarat Region: Surat /Valsad and the Coast will get moderate showers till 22nd on a daily basis = around 15-30 mms (Surat) and 25-45 mms (Valsad). Few heavy falls expected.

The off shore trough will persist and remain active..extending rainfall into South Gujarat.

Bharuch light to moderate showers daily around 10-15 mms/day and increase on  19th/20th/21st.

North Gujarat Region; Patchy rains in some pockets with no major rain amounts. Around 5-15 mms/day.

Overall, for Gujarat, good satisfactory rain in Coastal Gujarat Region, but deficiency may not be much reduced in rest  this week.

Middle of week after 21st some increase seen.


GUJARAT REGION 07-17-2021: Madhbun (dist Dadara & Nagar Haveli) 2, Khergam (dist Navsari) 2, Kaprada (dist Valsad) 2, Khanvel (dist Dadara & Nagar Haveli) 2, Radhanpur (dist Patan) 2, Kheralu (dist Mehsana) 2, Silvassa (dist Dadara & Nagar Haveli) 1, Valia (dist Bharuch) 1, Nanipalson (dist Valsad) 1, Jetpur Pavi (dist Chhota Udepur) 1, Sagbara (dist Narmada) 1, Bayad (dist Aravalli) 1 

SAURASHTRA & KUTCH 07-17-2021: Kalyanpur (dist Devbhoomi Dwarka) 5, Porbandar (dist Porbandar) 4, Naliya (dist Kutch) 3, Abdasa (dist Kutch) 3, Rajula (dist Amreli) 2, Junagadh (dist Junagadh) 2, Dwarka (dist Devbhoomi Dwarka) 2, Visavadar (dist Junagadh) 2, Jetpur (dist Rajkot) 1, Bhesan (dist Junagadh) 1, Babra (dist Amreli) 1, Manavadar (dist Junagadh) 1, Kutiana (dist Porbandar) 1, Ranavav (dist Porbandar) 1, Jasdan (dist Rajkot) 1, Dhoraji (dist Rajkot) 1, Vadia (dist Amreli) 1 

Friday, July 16, 2021

 Posted 16th

Good overnight rains in North/Central Mumbai...

Rainfall activities of frequently heavy showers continue in Mumbai as discussed in the previous post. 

Elongated UAC off Mumbai coast causing heavy rain for city and suburbs. But as westerlies not strong till ~4 km altitude, so cloud bands restricted to coastal areas

Thursday, July 15, 2021

 Today Vagaries celebrates 15 years of sharing Weather knowledge...that is celebrating its Crystal Anniversary...symbolising clarity and transparency...truly applicable to Vagaries!

It had been my aim 15 years ago, to create a suitable platform and interaction forum for the hitherto disorganised Weather Lovers. I feel I have achieved this. 
15 Years of Weather Analysis, Weather Reporting, Weather Interaction and of course, Weather Forecasting would not have been possible without your support and encouragement. 

Believe me, it is your comments and feedback that has kept me going.

Vagaries now has added to its family with a Vagaries Extreme blog and is also popular on various social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook WhatsApp etc.

I truly appreciate and personally convey my sincere gratitude and thanks for all the good wishes and support from Vagarians and readers all over the world.


This is from Vag. Salil

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Posted 14th Wednesday Night

For Mumbai next 2/3 days ( Thursday/Friday/Saturday):

Mumbai is getting frequent showers currently. Colaba received 39 mms & Scruz 9 mms ( All locations got between 9 & 40 mms) in the day on Wednesday. 

Same, frequently heavy showers to continue for next 2/3 days. Very windy during showers and pleasant. 

Pune: occasionally raining on Thursday. Rain strength getting lighter on Friday & Saturday. Cool days. 

Aurangabad District :  like happening now, showers will continue for another 1 day. Slightly less after Friday. But not absolutely dry. Cool weather. 

औरंगाबाद जिल्हा: जसे आजच्या सारखे, सरी आणखी 1 दिवस सुरू राहतील. शुक्रवार नंतर थोडेसे कमी पण पूर्णपणे कोरडे नाही. थंड हवामान

Delhi rain on 14th from 8.30 am - 5.30 pm. Ridge 107 mms, Pitampura  88 mms,  Najafgarh  63 mms. S'Jung  26 mms.



Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Author's View:

Monsoon moves into Delhi.. 13th July. 

Lot of debates attacking the IMD for not getting the North and NW India forecast correct.. This year. 

All praise to IMD for correct forecast track of Cyclones, Depressions and severe weather. Then why the flak now  ? 

IMD is our National Agency.. and in charge of the total Region ! 

Today, can anyone predict anything, in any field? Doctors will give us a remedy, medicine. But if we ask the doctor, tell me how much fever will I have tomorrow at 12 o clock.. Can he tell us Exactly? 

Nothing can be projected/predicted in finance, medical field or even an uncontrollable thing like a pandemic. 

Monsoon is not in our control. Yes, there are computers, satellites and radars. But that observes/calculates, not manage. 

Come on.. 

We are Meteorologists, not Magicians

 "Monsoon 2021 expected to move into Delhi by 11th July. Thunder Showers expected from 9th .

The Most delayed Monsoon was in 1987...July 26th."

This was our last forecast for Delhi on 7th July, no doubt after a couple of times not getting it right

 See US record heat🔥 wave from Satellite

 Good Rainfall in Pune, Konkan & Goa as on Tuesday 13 th Morning ended 24 hrs. ...Active Off Shore Trough.

From AS-2; Gujarat : Veraval 118 mms, Daman 55 mms, Valsad 28 mms, Porbandar 22 mms, Surat 9 mms.

Karachi also measured 21 mms, Khi A.P 11mms. Max 24 mms in some parts. 

Monday, July 12, 2021

Posted Monday Night 11pm IST

UAC which formed off Mumbai coast yesterday, moved in a northwest direction and has descended into a low (AS 2) off the Saurashtra coast. Saurashtra & Kutch region may get Thundershowers for another 2 days. Monsoon moving in. 

The ( Upper Air) trough line now runs through Gujarat/Maharashtra into the Bay. 

With AS 2 moving in a northwest direction, westerly winds from the Arabian Sea have strengthened over Mumbai and north konkan region along with the formation of offshore trough.

Heavy rain and thunder expected for Mumbai MMR on Tuesday  & Wednesday along with entire konkan-Goa coast. 

On Monday, Mumbai Colaba recorded 49 mms and Scruz 43 mms in the day. 

Pune can get light to moderate showers on Tuesday & Wednesday. Another cool day on Tuesday. 

Karachi and Sindh Coast will be getting showers on Tuesday 13th. Monsoon moving in. 

Assisted by Vag. Shreyas

Thunder Showers pop up in parts of Gujarat, South Rajasthan & Sindh

Marathwada ( Interior Maharashtra) rainfall as on 12th morning. 
See also 👉👉

Compiled by Vag. Abhishek Apte (Pune) 

  21st  July afternoon post Comparative rain till 21st morning: Panji 2525 mms ( 100 ") and Ratnagiri 2572 mms ( 102") cross 100&q...