This page is totally devoted to Vagarian Vineet..and his research.
Dr. Vineet Kumar Singh is a research scientist at Typhoon Research Center, Jeju National University, South Korea with a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune. His expertise is on cyclone and monsoon research.
On this page, you will get updated information on the trending research in the field of atmospheric and ocean science, along with updates on extreme weather events in India and global cyclone activity.
Cyclone Mocha Update
12 May 2023
Rapid intensification of Cyclone Mocha: Latest JTWC analysis shows that Cyclone Mocha has reached a wind speed of 65 knots (Category 1 cyclone) on 12 May 00 UTC, it has intensified by 30 knots in the last 24hrs.
Latest JTWC forecast indicates that Cyclone Mocha is likely to reach a peak windspeed of 120 knots (Category 4 cyclone).
IMD-HWRF Rainfall Forecast for Cyclone Mocha
26 April 2023
Unbated record warm SSTs across the globe from over a month
Global SST (60S-60N) continue to run at record values for over a month now.
3 April 2023
Record warm SSTs across the globe
Global SST (60S-60N) are now running above 21C for the first time in the satellite era (since 1982). Data: OISST
18 March 2023
How unusual are March rains?
Attached graph shows all India average rain from 1901-2019. On avg. India get 28.33 mm rain in March. The all India March rainfall si showing a nonsignificant increasing trend of 0.3mm/decade.
This March, India got 6.4mm so far which is 60% below normal. Thus ongoing March rain in India are normal (in fact below normal so far) & nothing to do with climate change. Data:IMD
16 march 2023
For the first time after 1997, the global sea-surface temperature (averaged from 60S - 60N) reaches 21.0°C on March 15, 2023, and is tied with March 6 and 7, 1997 as the highest ever–since records began in 1981. Data: NOAA OISST
12 March 2023
Record MJO activity in phase 7-8
The MJO has amplified into the Pacific and is moving towards the Americas. This is one of the strongest pulses on record (third highest) into phases 7/8 of the RMM plot (corresponding to the Eastern Pacific), lagging just behind the 2015 event, which triggered a super Niño for now.
For the first time in recorded history, RMM1 of MJO crossed -4.0.
Cyclone Kevin in South Pacific Ocean
4 March 2023
Cyclone Kevin is the first category 4 cyclone of the season in the south Pacific with a maximum wind speed of 135 knots.
Cyclone Freddy in the south Indian Ocean
14 March 2023
Cyclone Freddy has been active for 37 days. It is the longest-lasting cyclone ever globally (since the satellite era).
Top 4 long-lasting cyclones are
1. Freddy (2023): 37 days
2. John (1994): 31 days
3. Leon-Eline (2000): 29 days
4. Ginger (1971): 27.75 days
12 March 2023
Cyclone Freddy has undergone 7 rapid intensifications during its lifetime; this is the highest frequency of rapid intensification by a single cyclone globally till date.
12 March 2023
The accumulated cyclone energy of Cyclone Freddy is 87.0. This is the second-highest accumulated cyclone energy by any cyclone on earth till date. Also, this is the highest accumulated cyclone energy generated by a cyclone in the south Indian Ocean.
Top 10 highest ACE-producing cyclones globally till March 2023
1. Freddy (2023): 87.0 (South Indian Ocean)
2. Ioke (2006): 85.6 (East Pacific, West Pacific)
3. John (1994): 70.6 (East Pacific, West Pacific)
4. Ivan (2004): 70.4 (North Atlantic)
5. Paka (1997): 70.2 (West Pacific)
6. Irma (2017): 64.9 (North Atlantic)
7. Isabel (2003): 63.3 (North Atlantic)
8. Rita (1972): 62.9 (West Pacific)
9. Fico (1978): 62.8 (East Pacific)
10. Fengshen (2002): 61.2 (West Pacific)
Cyclone Freddy most number of hurricane days after 1978
Cyclone Freddy has now produced 18.25 hurricane days (e.g., max sustained winds >=64 kt). That's the most hurricane days by a single hurricane/typhoon/cyclone globally since Fico (1978-eastern North Pacific).
The most #hurricane days on record for a North Atlantic storm is Ginger (1971). Ginger was a hurricane for a whopping 19 days and 12 hours.
Cyclone Freddy crossed the entire south Indian Ocean; this is only the fourth cyclone in recorded history to cross the entire south Indian Ocean.
15 March 2023
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