Monday, August 17, 2015

Indian Mars Orbiter Shoots Spectacular New Images of Sheer Canyon and Curiosity’s Crater...See Spectacular Pics from MOM on Space News Page

Mumbai Lakes Storage as on 17th August is at total of  921 Mcum, combined of all Lakes. That is 64% full...250 days stock available  i.e upto 25th April

Mumbai:18th/19th and 20th (next 3 days)  will be hot and mostly sunny days, with little rain.

Seasonal Rainfall (in mm) from 1 June To 17 August 2015
Region                               Actual                Normal          % Departure
All India                              548.6                 606.8                 -10

East & Northeast India        864.6                 987.0                 -12
Northwest India                  420.0                 417.5                   0
Central India                       611.2                 671.7                  -9            
South Peninsula                 386.5                 483.1                 -20

Maharashtra, M.P. and Gujarat: Till 17th August:

Marathwada region is deficient by -48%. Three districts (Latur, Parbhani and Beed) are seen as scanty 
Overall Maharashtra is also deficient by -27%.

Overall Dams and reservoirs in Marathwada are only 9% full as on 17th August...As Many as 5 reservoirs are at 0% level.
MARATHWADA REGION Dams and their storage level % as full:

Jayakwadi A'Bad...  5% 
 Purna Yeldari Parbhani ... 3% 
 Purna Sddheshwar Parbhani....  0%
 Majalgaon Beed....  0% 
 Manjra Beed ... 0% 
 Upper Penganga Nanded .... 23% 
 Lower Terna Osmanabad ... 0% 
 Manar Nanded ... 3% 
 Vishnupuri Nanded ..... 11% 
 Lower Dudhna Parbhani..... 25% 
 Sina Kolegaon Osmanabad...  0% 

Southern India:2 Scanty districts adjoining to Marathwada in N.I.K.


NilaY Wankawala said...

Credit Australian bureau of meteorology

Latest ENSO Wrap-Up issued 18 August 2015

The latest ENSO Wrap-Up and Climate Model Summary are now available on the Bureau's website.

Mature El Niño in the tropical Pacific region
The 2015 El Niño has continued to strengthen over the past fortnight. The ocean and atmosphere are reinforcing each other, with tropical Pacific Ocean temperatures well above El Niño thresholds, consistently weakened trade winds, and a strongly negative Southern Oscillation Index. Strong coupling of the tropical Pacific Ocean and atmosphere is typical of a mature El Niño, and suggests only a small chance of the event finishing before the end of the year.

All international climate models surveyed by the Bureau of Meteorology indicate the tropical Pacific is likely to warm further, peaking later in the year. Typically, El Niño peaks during the late austral spring or early summer, and weakens during late summer to autumn.

El Niño is usually associated with below-average winter–spring rainfall over eastern Australia and above-average daytime temperatures over the southern half of the country. However, El Niño is not the only influence on rainfall and temperature; other factors, such as sea surface temperatures to the north of Australia and in the Indian Ocean, also affect Australia's climate.

The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) continues to remain neutral. A positive IOD event remains possible, with three of the five international models indicating a positive IOD is likely during spring. The other two models remain neutral.

Rohit Aroskar said...

Cherrapunji - past 2 days @ 785 mms .. seasonal: 7263 mms , Annual : 9002 mms

Mawsynram - seasonal @ 8000 mms +

Western Ghats - seasonal: Agumbe @ 4262 mms ,Annual : 4435 mms

Rohit Aroskar said...

Western Ghats (1 Jun - 19 Aug 2015) :

Talacauvery (Kar) ..4207 mms (till 17 Aug 2015)

Lamaj (Maha) ..3997 mms
Shirgaon (Maha) .. 3931 mms
Mulshi (Maha) .. 3701 mms

Evewrest said...

Thanks for the updates, Rohit.
I thought Cherrapunji was having stupendous rains, but Mawsynram is going bonkers. 75 cms today, 56 cms yesterday, 20 cms and 41 cms before that. Pretty sure it has crossed 10,000mm for the year.

sset said...

Any guess on how much Bengaluru's concrete jungle has grown over the years? A whopping 925 per cent in four decades. This is precisely what studies done by the Centre of Ecological Studies, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), as part of the 'Bengaluru — Way Forward' submitted to the state government, have pointed out. Though there has been a lot of rhetoric on how Bengaluru is transforming from a garden city to a concrete jungle, this probably the first time that the rate of 'concretisation' has been quantified.

* 79% decline of water bodies
* Groundwater table has receded by an additional 28m in just two decades from the earlier 300m
* 78% reduction in the number of trees
*In the last decade, climate of the city has seen an increase of at least 2 t0 2.5 degree centigrade

Many times myself along with other Tree Plantation groups have request BANG BBMP,BDA,BMRCL to visit "NAVI MUMBAI - GREENEST FOREST CITY" learn from CIDCO,NMMC master city planners. But all in vain many people from KAR have "NEVER HEARD ABOUT NAVI MUMBAI"

Strong Western Disturbance is seen affecting the country and the subcontinent. Heavy rain and snow reported from Himalayas, and rain/thunder...