Sunday, June 19, 2011

STH storm watch :- The last update for the depression (hopefully)

Excerpt from the IMD Cyclone page

BOB 02/2011/16 Dated: 19.06.2011
   Time of issue: 1100 hours IST
Sub: Depression over Jharkhand and adjoining Gangetic West Bengal.
The depression over Jharkhand and adjoining Gangetic West Bengal has moved further northwards and lay centred at 0830 hours IST of 19 June 2011 near lat. 23.50 N and long. 85.50 E, about 50 km southeast of Ranchi. The system would move west-northwestwards and weaken gradually.
Under its influence, rain/thundershowers at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places would occur over Jharkhand, north Chhattisgarh and east Madhya Pradesh during next 24 hours. Rain/thundershowers at many places with isolated heavy to very heavy fall would occur over north Orissa, Gangetic West Bengal, Bihar and east Uttar Pradesh during the same period.
Rain/thundershowers at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy falls would occur over south Chhattisgarh, west Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha during next 48 hours.
The system is under constant watch and concerned state Govts are being informed accordingly.

 Rainfall (in mm) 

16Jun2011   17Jun2011      18Jun2011         Total         
Darjeeling        3                 56                    80                 139

Kurseong        108            201                    39                  348

Kalimpong      2                31                      81                 114

Average monthly rainfall
for Jun (Darjeeling district) - 
495.8mm (Source)
Source of rainfall data : STH Automatic Rainfall Gauges
Praful Rao


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