Dry and uncomfortably hot weekend ahead

With Laila gone towards north andhra and orissa, Chennai’s temp will slowly rise towards the 40’s. We might reach there either on sunday olr early next week. Not much chance of rain, but a thundershower towards late afternoon/evening cannot be ruled out.

66 thoughts on “Dry and uncomfortably hot weekend ahead

  1. laila is in its final stage. JTWC has issued a final warning on the system. It does not expect to re enter the bay again.
    For ppl who have doubts about Bandu. The Somalian cyclne has been named Bandu.

  2. Breaking news: Plane skids the run way, falls into a valley in Mangalore Airport.. the evergreen forests making rescue operations difficult

  3. hi i’m in tinunelveli…………here the season is started………here it is cool and cloudy with drizzle always……
    hi anybody have update on SW monsoon? i think it is started here and in kerala…….

  4. Offtopic but when I measured temperature near Bangalore AP it showed me 37C but the IMD was telling 33C. My instrument is working properly. I used digital thermometer, phone which shows temperature and old mercury thermometer and all showed the same 37C. This was in March last week. Also I consitently found that IMD readings were totally different. Anyone in Bangalore having KEA like instruments with rapid updates?

  5. interesting info on crash.

    Air india saying it was raining at time of crash. Met dep are saying it wasn’t raining at time of crash, but light rain after.

    Rain or no rain it cannot be an excusee

  6. Keaweather,

    My instrument was under shade. Kept in different places to confirm it. That time even indoor well ventilated place had a temperature of 33C.

  7. Dangerous airports in india:

    The Mangalore airport is one among the list of such airports. Others include the ones in Srinagar, Leh, Port Blair, Calicut, and Agatti in Lakshadweep.

  8. TN toppers from 1.1.10 to 22.5.10
    ————————————————
    Pechiparai – 39 cm
    Thalli – 37 cm
    Kodaikanal – 31 cm
    Boothapandi – 28 cm
    Kuzhithurai – 27 cm
    Andipatti – 27 cm
    Valparai – 25 cm

    Some stations may be missed while calculating from the daily report…please report from them

  9. 221500Z POSITION NEAR 12.6N 51.0E.
    TROPICAL CYCLONE (TC) 02A (BANDU), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 50 NM NORTH-
    NORTHWEST OF CAPE GUARDAFUI, SOMALIA, HAS TRACKED WESTWARD AT 02
    KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. ANIMATED MULTISPECTRAL SATELLITE
    IMAGERY DEPICTS A WELL-DEFINED, EXPOSED LOW-LEVEL CIRCULATION CENTER
    (LLCC) WITH DISORGANIZED DEEP CONVECTION SHEARED WEST OF THE CENTER.
    A 221016Z AMSR-E 36 GHZ IMAGE DEPICTED CURVED BANDING WRAPPING INTO
    A DEFINED BUT SMALL CENTER. THE CURRENT TOTAL PRECIPITABLE WATER
    PRODUCTS INDICATE SUFFICIENT DEEP MOISTURE SURROUNDING THE SYSTEM
    WITH DRY AIR WEST OF 45E AND NO EVIDENCE OF DRY AIR ENTRAINMENT.
    THERE IS GOOD CONFIDENCE IN THE CURRENT POSITION BASED ON THE
    EXPOSED LLCC CLEARLY EVIDENT IN MULTISPECTRAL IMAGERY. THE CURRENT
    INTENSITY OF 40 KNOTS IS BASED ON THE PGTW/KNES DVORAK CURRENT
    INTENSITY ESTIMATES OF 45 KNOTS AS WELL AS THE LATEST ASCAT DATA
    SHOWING NUMEROUS 35 KNOT WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SYMMETRIC, COMPACT
    SYSTEM. TC 02A CONTINUES TO TRACK SLOWLY WESTWARD ALONG THE SOUTHERN
    PERIPHERY OF A WEAK LOW-LEVEL SUBTROPICAL RIDGE TO THE NORTH AND IS
    FORECAST TO CONTINUE TRACKING SLOWLY WESTWARD THROUGH THE FORECAST
    PERIOD INTO THE GULF OF ADEN. THE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE BY
    TAU 24, PRIMARILY DUE TO LAND INTERACTION AND SUSTAINED
    NORTHEASTERLY VWS. LAND INTERACTION SHOULD BECOME INCREASINGLY
    DETRIMENTAL AS THE SYSTEM TRACKS INTO THE NARROW GULF AND MOIST
    INFLOW OVER THE EASTERN SEMI-CIRCLE IS CUT-OFF. MODEL GUIDANCE
    SUPPORTS THIS FORECAST TRACK BUT DOES INDICATE FASTER TRACK
    SPEEDS, WHICH HAVE VERIFIED POORLY. THE REMNANTS SHOULD CONTINUE
    TRACKING WESTWARD WHILE WEAKENING FURTHER. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE
    HEIGHT AT 221200Z IS 18 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS AT 222100Z, 230300Z,

  10. According to BBC, the remains of the Laila will emerge again into Bay of Bengal and cross the Irrawaddy Delta near Yangoon, Myanmar around next Thursday.

  11. Is there any update in the media about how much City reservoirs benefitted by the recent 20cm rain in Chennai?

    Also, I can’t view the live video/pictures from this site, am I missing any setup? Kindly help

  12. prabhakar,
    can you let me know version of windows are you using?
    Regarding the water level, you can click on the lake level link on my website. You can also check the level by day.

  13. Prabhakar,

    As per media news they said City got 1 week’s supply of water.

    Bandu is at same latitude as we want. But the longititude 😦

  14. Strong south westerlies blowing over bangalore… lots of moisture laden clouds.. feels like the monsoon has already arrived… Also, IMD saying moisture incursion taking place over north east.. they forgot about southern penninsula

  15. Looks like south west monsoons winds picked ud up in bay of bengal. The left over clouds of laila cyclone reached north orissa coast and might trigger a fresh system to hit bangladesh by tuesday.

    Radar says on all 4 sides of chennai there is no big rain clouds except for one pink dot near 100 kms north east of chennai.

    but going by the atmospheric conditions at present at chennai , it might trigger thunderstorm by evening.

    we could feel the heat, humidity but still it may not touch 99 F for another 2 days.

    if we get thunderstorms at least once in a week, june could be very less hot.

    thanks to laila otherwise by this time, chennai would have crossed 100f.

    I predict there may be one system form over bay of bengal very near to chennai coast and bring some useful showers by the end of next week.

    will be away from india till 10th July from this tuesday. However i shall keep post weather updates from USA, if i get access to this site.

    ss.

  16. Keaweather,

    I have Windows 7 and Vista, the live video doesn’t work any of these.

    Thanks for your help

  17. Important note:

    1) For knowing Mangalore’s rainfall.. we should not look at Mangalore Bajpe airport rainfall.. we should look at Panambur.. Mangalore AP is 20km away from city near the Western Ghats.. so the rainfall will be higher.. Panambur’s rainfall is 370cm only

    2) Kozhikode airport is even more dangerous it seems.. fully surrounded by mountains and tall trees

  18. Thunderstorms do occur when heat, humidity, and wind velocity coincides in a right combinations. Normally these storms would easily form away from coastal areas. if it moves within 30 KMS from sea, chances of chennai getting rains consequent to high humidity prevailing on shores can trigger more moisture.

    In this case 100 KMS too far away and it will fade out with in minutes in the same area.

    Thunderstorms can bring only heavy showers to the radius of just 20 to 30 KMS and not more than that, moreover the duartion could be hardly 15 to 30 Minutes. But some times within half an hour it even produce 1 centimeter for a minute, but it never can be widespread unlike depressions or even low pressures.

    if sea breeze sets very early at chennai ( before noon, ) chances of thunderstorms are very less. Only late setting of sea breeze could trigger thunderstorms.

    ss

  19. Prabhakar,

    Lets make it work. I had windows xp and it worked no problem. When I switched to Windown 7 recently I had problem viewing.

    Please ty the following.

    when you access the following link, http://kea.webhop.org:8585/img/snapshot.cgi?size=3&quality=1

    Windows will block the video due to security reasons. You need to enable ActiveC control under Tools-Internet Options-Security-Custom Level. There are 3-4 ActiveX things, enable all.
    THen try to reload the page. It should install and video should be viewable. After that you can go and disbale ActiveX or just use the recommended settings.

  20. Hello Keaweather,

    Thanks for the tips and I am able to view the images after enabling the active-x controls.

    BTW, I am still find difficulties to spot the link to find the reservoirs status

    Though I live in Singapore I am always interested to see what’s happening in my sweet home town

    Thanks

  21. It seems (from the 11.30pm )Insat picture the remains of the Laila has emerged well into sea off Paradip coast.

  22. Remains of cyclone laila is now close to orrisa coast in north bay of bengal.Recent satellite picture shows huge blob of cloud near orrisa and west bengal coast and this disturbance is moving towards myanmar.

  23. Tirupattur news.

    Yestday around 4 to 5 PM, there were thunderstorm visible west of vellore. could be after Vaniyambadi and all the way up to Jolar pet ( Tirupattur).

    Normally during May to July we could witness thunderstorms in this pocket ( with out touching vellore), as Yelagiri hills situates and in between clouds form and generate rains.

    So one reader from Jolarpet had confirmed that it rained heavily yestday evening confirming radar recordings were cent percent accurate.

    SS.

  24. Bangalore is just quiet this may.. it should be raining largely in this time frame.. i think Laila spoilt it.. Though April has compensated for May’s deficit, it cant be an excuse.. for the last 7 years the pre monsoon rainfall stands at 25cm.. this year its only 20 😦

  25. Laila alert for Andaman!!!

    Laila 2.0 will intensify and hit Myanmar and then pass through Andamans this weekend..

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