Monday, April 22, 2013

Midsummer Night's Dream - It's winter in summer!

Amongst other weather systems, an upper air cyclonic circulation over east Uttar Pradesh and neighbourhood and the east west trough from the cyclonic circulation has resulted intense weather activity over the Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalaya and which dumped 38mm of rain in a 2hr period last evening at Kalimpong.
Temperatures all over the country have plummeted with the IMetD reporting
"They are below normal by 4-9°C over many parts over of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, west Madhya Pradesh ,Vidarbha, Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal and by 10-17°C over many parts of east Utter Pradesh, east Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Jharkhand."
So with the temperature hovering around 13°C (in Kalimpong) and 8°C (in Darjeeling) at 0700h this morning,  we are still wrapped up in woollens in what otherwise should be almost peak summers!

Praful Rao,

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