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Chasing Rains… #Indian #Monsoon 2012

Chasing Rains… #Indian #Monsoon 2012


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  • 20th August 2012: The  southwest  monsoon was vigorous over Vidarbha and active over Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Telangana and south Interior Karnataka during past 24 hours. Rainfall occurred at many   places   over   Himachal   Pradesh,   Vidarbha,   Konkan   &   Goa;   at   a   few   places   over Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gangetic West Bengal and northeastern states and at one or two places over rest parts of the country outside Punjab, Rajasthan, east Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Tamilnadu where weather remained mainly dry.


  • 13th August 2012: The  southwest  monsoon has  been  active  over  Nagaland,  Manipur,  Mizoram &  Tripura, Gangetic West Bengal, east Rajasthan, west Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat region, coastal & south interior Karnataka and Kerala during past 24 hours  ending at 0830 hours IST of yesterday i.e. 12th August. Rainfall has occurred at many places over Himachal Pradesh, east Uttar Pradesh, east Rajasthan, West Bengal   &   Sikkim,   west   Madhya   Pradesh,   Gujarat   region,   Vidarbha,   west   coast   and Lakshadweep;   at   a   few   places   over   Jammu   &   Kashmir,   Uttarakhand,   Bihar,   Assam   & Meghalaya,   Nagaland,   Manipur,   Mizoram   &   Tripura,   east   Madhya   Pradesh,   Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh  and at one or two places over rest parts of the country

  • 9th August 2012: The southwest monsoon remained active over Haryana, east Rajasthan, coastal Karnataka and Kerala during past 24 hours ending at 0830 hours IST of today. Rainfall has occurred at many places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Delhi, east Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh,   Bihar, West Bengal & Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura,  Gujarat region, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh,   Konkan & Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamilnadu; at   a few places  over  Jammu & Kashmir,  west  Rajasthan, Odisha, Vidarbha, Andhra Pradesh,  Lakshadweep  and Andaman & Nicobar Islands and at one or two places over Punjab, Assam, Saurashtra & Kutch, Jharkhand and Marathwada. Weather remained mainly dry over rest parts of the country

  • 6th August 2012: The southwest monsoon has been vigorous over Chhattisgarh and active over Sub­Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Odisha and Uttrakhand during past 24 hours. Rainfall occurred at most places over Jharkhand and   Chhattisgarh;   at   many   places   over   east   Uttar   Pradesh,   east   Madhya   Pradesh,   Odisha   and   coastal Karnataka; at a few places over west Uttar Pradesh, Bihar,  West Bengal & Sikkim, south interior Karnataka and Kerala and at one or two places over rest parts of the country outside Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan, Saurashtra & Kutch,  Rayalaseema,  Tamilnadu  and Arunachal Pradesh  where  weather  remained mainly  dry.

  • 31st July 2012: Lovely rain early this morning, a rarity this season and it was a beautiful drive from Ghaziabad to Faridabad via Delhi. The southwest monsoon has been active over Orissa, west Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya   Pradesh   and   Chhattisgarh   during   past   24   hours   ending   at   0830   hours   IST   of   today. Rainfall has occurred at many places over Himachal Pradesh,   Uttrakhand,  west   Uttar  Pradesh,  Madhya  Pradesh,  Chhattisgarh,   Vidarbha,   Madhya  Maharashtra, Konkan & Goa, Orissa, Gangetic West Bengal and Jharkhand; at a few places over Marathwada and at one or two places over  rest parts of the country outside west Rajasthan, Saurashtra & Kutch, Telangana, south Coastal Andhra   Pradesh,   Karnataka,   Tamilnadu   and   Lakshadweep   where   weather  remained   mainly   dry.

  • 29th July 2012: The southwest monsoon has been vigorous over west Madhya Pradesh and subdued over Gujarat State. Rainfall occurred at most places over West Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Sikkim, Meghalaya; at many places over Himachal Pradesh, West Uttar Pradesh,Delhi, East Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya |Maharashtra, Vidarbha, Konkan, coastal Karnataka, Kerala ; at a few places over Bihar, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Telangana, Orissa,Jharkhand and Andaman & Nicobar Islands;  at one or two places over Jammu & Kashmir, East Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, east Rajasthan, Marathawada, interior Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, Gujarat Region and Lakshadweep. Weather remained mainly dry over rest parts of the country

  • 26th July 2012: India cuts monsoon expectations to below average – Reuter. June-Sept rainfall likely to be 92 pct of long-term average. Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar raised the prospect of drought for the first time this year, saying on Thursday officials would discuss next week the so-far meagre monsoon rains that are key to the economy of this major consumer and producer of food crops.
  • As per the MET department the southwest monsoon has been vigorous over Orissa and active over west Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Marathawada, Chhattisgarh and Telangana during past 24 hours ending at 0830 hours IST of today.

  • 23rd July 2012: Finally some rain in Delhi NCR region today, it may be too late too little but welcome relief from the hot and humid whether non-the-less. Southwest monsoon was active over Arunachal Pradesh, east Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha,  Telangana, Rayalaseema and South Interior Karnataka. Axis of monsoon trough would shift northwards during next 48 hours and remain near its normal position. Rainfall occurred at many places over Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, West Bengal, Kerala, Coastal Karnataka, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and  Jharkhand;  at  a few  places  over Orissa,  Chhattisgarh, Telangana,  coastal Andhra Pradesh,  interior Karnataka,   Meghalaya,  Assam  and  Bihar;  at  one   or  two  places  over   Himachal  Pradesh,   Uttarakhand, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh,  east Rajasthan, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathawada, Tamilnadu  and  Nagaland. Weather remained mainly dry over the  rest parts of the country.

  • 20th July 2012: Still no real mansoon rain in Delhi NCR, dark clouds at times and some drops here and there this week, thats about it. Really missing a good monsoon season in Delhi this year. The southwest monsoon has been active over West Bengal & Sikkim, Orissa, Chhattisgarh and east Uttar Pradesh during past 24 hours. Rainfall  has occurred at most places over West Bengal & Sikkim; at many places over Jammu & Kashmir, east Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand,   Chhattisgarh,   Orissa,   Konkan   &   Goa,   Madhya   Maharashtra,   coastal   Karnataka,   north   Andhra Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur  and Tripura; at a few  places  over Assam, Marathawada, Vidarbha,  interior Karnataka, Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar Island and   at one or two  places  over Haryana, Uttarakhand, west Uttar Pradesh, east Madhya Pradesh, east Rajasthan, Gujarat and Kerala. Weather remained mainly dry over rest parts of the country.

  • 18th July 2012: The monsoon this year seems to have just skipped over the Delhi NCR region this year. The axis of monsoon trough would continue to run to north of its normal position during next 2 days. Thereafter it would shift southwards leading to formation of an upper air cyclonic circulation over northwest Bay of Bengal. Rainfall  occurred  at most  places over Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya; at many places over Bihar, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Konkan & Goa and coastal Karnataka; at a few places over Gangetic West Bengal, Assam, Orissa and Gujarat; at one or two places over Himachal Pradesh,Uttarakhand, east Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh and interior Maharashtra.Weather remained mainly dry over rest parts of the country

  • 16th July 2012: Delhi NCR remained dry over the weekend even though there were moments of hopefulness, only a bit of shower here and there, thats about it. That has been the story of 2012 monsoon in Delhi. The   Southwest   Monsoon   has   been   vigorous   over   Sub­ Himalayan   West   Bengal   &   Sikkim, Rayalaseema   and   Tamilnadu   &  Pondicherry   and   active   over   Bihar,   Assam   &   Meghalaya,   Arunachal Pradesh,   Andaman   &   Nicobar   Islands,   and   Telangana. The axis of monsoon trough would continue to run to north of its normal position during next 3 days. Thereafter   eastern   end   would   shift   southwards   and   dip   into   northwest   Bay   of   Bengal   leading   to formation of an upper air cyclonic circulation over northwest Bay of Bengal.
  • Rainfall occurred   at many places over Konkan,  coastal Karnataka,   Chhattisgarh,   Jharkhand,   Bihar,   Orissa,  West   Bengal   &  Sikkim,   Assam,   Meghalaya,   Arunachal   Pradesh   and Manipur; at a few places over Madhya Maharashtra, Vidarbha and south coastal Andhra Pradesh and at one or two places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, northwest and east Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat region, Saurashtra, Marathawada,  Nagaland,  Tripura,  interior Karnataka,  Tamilnadu,  Telangana,  Rayalaseema  and  Lakshadweep.
  • 13th July 2012: The dark monsoon cloud indicate a good rain in Delhi today, lets be hopeful about it as this year is turning out to be a mixed monsoon year. Some regions in India, including the National Capital Territory Delhi have got much lesser than the normal monsoon this year. Met Dept. has a very optimistic forecast today “The axis of monsoon trough is shifting close to foothills  of Himalayas which would lead   to   active/vigorous   monsoon   conditions   along   foothills   of   Himalayas   and northeastern states”
  • Rainfall  occurred  at many places   over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, east Rajasthan, Gujarat region, Konkan & Goa, Bihar,  West Bengal & Sikkim, northeastern states and Andaman & Nicobar Islands; at a few places over Haryana & Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, coastal Orissa and Lakshadweep; and  at one or two places over rest parts of the country outside Andhra Pradesh  where  weather  remained mainly  dry.

  • 11th July 2012: Southwest Monsoon has further into remaining parts of north Arabian SeaGujarat state and Rajasthan and thus it has covered the entire country today 11th July 2012. Rainfall has occurred at many places over Himachal PradeshUttar Pradesh, east Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat Region, Konkan &   Goa,   coastal   Karnataka,   Kerala,   coastal   Andhra   Pradesh,   Meghalaya,   Assam,   Arunachal   Pradesh, Lakshadweep,   Andaman   &   Nicobar   Islands,   Sub­Himalayan  West   Bengal  &   Sikkim;   at   a   few  places   over Uttrakhand, Punjab, interior Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Orissa, Gangetic West Bengal, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram  and  at one  or two places  Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, west Rajasthan, Saurashtra & Kutch, Jharkhand, Tamilnadu, Telangana and Rayalaseema.
  • 9th July 2012:  The Northern Limit of Monsoon  (NLM) continues to pass through Naliya,   Bhuj,   Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Narnaul, Rohtak, Patiala, Ludhiana and Amritsar. Conditions  are  favourable  for  further  advance of Southwest Monsoon into  some more  parts  of Gujarat State, Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab during next 2­ – 3 days
  • 6th July 2012 : Finally a glimpse of monsoon clouds and just a 15 minute rains shower tries its level best to quench the thirst of the parched soil Delhi NCR region this morning. Hoping for a bit more rain in the coming days, the scientists at Met Dept. of India are no better, they are also keeping fingers crossed and hoping for a raining this weekend. The Northern Limit of Monsoon (continue to pass through Jamnagar, Ahmadabad, Kota, Dholpur, Bareilly, Dehradun, Shimla and Jammu. Conditions are favorable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon into some more parts of Gujarat state, Rajasthan, west Uttar Pradesh and remaining parts of Uttarakhand.
  • 4th July 2012 : Still no rain here in Delhi NCR region, while some other regions in India are under flood… Met Department forecasts heavy rainfall would occur at one or two places over Konkan & Goa, Coastal Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, south Chhattisgarh and Orissa during next 48 hours . Rainfall occurred at many places over Kerala, Konkan & Goa; at a few places over Chhattisgarh, Gangetic West Bengal, Nagaland, Orissa and Arunachal Pradesh and at one or two places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, east Uttar Pradesh, east Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, interior Maharashtra, south Tamilnadu, coastal Karnataka, Jharkhand, Assam, Manipur, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Weather remained mainly dry over rest parts of the country.

  • 2nd July 2012 :  India’s crucial monsoon rains have been 31%  deficient so far but the weather office has forecast increase in rainfall for peninsular region and fall in temperature for northern region over the next four days. According to data released by the weather office this evening, 83% of the area of the country, including the granary states of Punjab and Haryana, has received deficient or scanty rainfall. The country as a whole has received 119.3 mm rainfall as against the normal of 172 mm since the onset till July one.
  • As per yesterday maximum temperature heat wave to severe heat wave conditions are prevailing over some parts of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and north Madhya Pradesh. The highest maximum temperature of 46.0°C has been recorded at Churu( Rajasthan).
  • Rainfall has occurred at many places over Maharashtra, Kerala, coastal Karnataka, Goa, Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and coastal Andhra Pradesh; at a few places over west Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Assam and Tripura and at one or two places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, north Haryana, south Rajasthan, Bihar, Gujarat, east Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Rayalaseema, Tamilnadu, interior Karnataka, West Bengal & Sikkim, Manipur and Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh. Weather remained mainly dry over rest parts of the country.

  • 30th June 2012 : Monsoon arrival delayed by more than a week in many parts of Northern India, the National Capital Region Delhi (New Delhi and the surrounding suburbs) continue to bake under the hot summer sun, and long breaks in electricity supply, increase in the electricity tariff is making it worse.  Rainfall occurred at many places along west coast; at a few places over Jammu & Kashmir, south coastal Orissa, north coastal Andhra Pradesh and at one or two places over Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Jharkhand and northeastern states. Weather remainedmainly dry over rest parts of the country.
  • 28th June 2012 : The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) continues to pass through Veraval, Navsari, Malegaon, Betul, Jabalpur, Sidhi, Varanasi, Gorakhpur. Rainfall occurred at most places over Konkan & Goa and Coastal Karnataka; at a few places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Madhya Maharashtra and Lakshadweep and at one or two places over Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat region, Marathwada, interior Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and Tamilnadu. Weather remained mainly dry over the rest parts of the country.

  • 6th June 2012 : The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) continues to pass through Veraval, Navsari, Malegaon, Betul, Jabalpur, Sidhi, Varanasi, Gorakhpur. Rainfall occurred at most places over northeastern states; at many places over Jammu & Kashmir, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and Andaman & Nicobar Islands; at a few places over Konkan & Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, north Karnataka and Orissa and at one or two places over west Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Gangetic West Bengal, Chhattisgarh east Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Marathwada, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep. Weather remained manly dry over rest parts of the country. The chief amounts of rainfall (2 cm or more) recorded at 1730 hours IST of yesterday were: Cherrapunji, Karwar, Agumbe, Passighat, HutBay and Silchar and Yeotmal, North Lakhimpur, Shillong, Bhubaneshwar, Mayabandar, Coonoor, Rangia and Mahabaleshwar.
  • 22nd June 2012 : The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) continues to pass through Veraval, Navsari, Malegaon, Betul, Jabalpur, Sidhi, Varanasi, Gorakhpur. Rainfall has occurred at most places over northeastern states, West Bengal & Sikkim, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, coastal Karnataka, Kerala and Lakshadweep; at many places over Jharkhand, Vidarbha, north coastal Andhra Pradesh and south Konkan & Goa; at a few places over east Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and south interior Karnataka and at one or two places over east Uttar Pradesh, west Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat region, north interior Karnataka, rest Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Weather remained mainly dry over rest parts of the country.
  • 20th June 2012 : Yesterday, southwest monsoon further advanced over remaining parts of Vidarbha, Orissa, West Bengal & Sikkim, some more parts of Chhattisgarh, some parts of south Madhya Pradesh and many parts of Bihar and Jharkhand. The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) passes through Veraval, Navsari, Malegaon, Betul, Seoni, Ambikapur, Gaya, Patna and Raxol. Conditions are favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into remaining parts of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar and some more parts of Madhya Pradesh and some parts of east Uttar Pradesh during next 2 days.

  • 18th June 2012 : The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) continue to pass through Veraval, Navsari, Akola, Brahmapuri, Kanker, Keonjhargarh, Midnapore, Burdwan, Malda, Baghdogra and Gangtok. Conditions are favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into some more parts of Arabian Sea, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh, remaining parts of Maharashtra, Orissa and West Bengal & Sikkim and some parts of Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar during next 2-3 days.
  • 15th June 2012: The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) continues to pass through Harnai, Satara, Gadag, Mysore, Vellore, Chennai and Gangtok. Conditions would become favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into remaining parts of central Arabian Sea, Konkan and Tamilnadu, some more parts of interior Maharashtra, interior Karnataka and Bay of Bengal and some parts of Andhra Pradesh during next 3-4 days. Conditions may also become favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand
    and Chhattisgarh during subsequent 3 days.

  • 9th June 2012: The Northern Limit of Monsoon continues to pass through Harnai, Satara, Belgaum, Agumbe, Medikeri, Kodaikanal and Gangtok. Rainfall has occurred at most places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands, at many places over Konkan and Goa, SubHimalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Tripura, at a few places over Jammu & Kashmir, Vidarbha, south Madhya Maharashtra, coastal Karnataka, Kerala and Orissa; and at one or two places over Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, north Haryana, south Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, south Chhattisgarh, Gangetic West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, and north interior Karnataka.

  • 8th June 2012 : Kozhicode
  • 6th June 2012 :  The southwest monsoon has further advanced into most parts of central Arabian Sea, remaining parts of coastal Karnataka, entire Goa, some parts of south Konkan and south Madhya Maharashtra, some parts of north interior Karnataka, some more parts of south & central Bay of Bengal, most parts of northeast Bay of Bengal, entire Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and some parts of Sub-Himalayan west Bengal & Sikkim.

I would love to chase the rains, not chase them away but run along with the rainy clouds till they run out of all the water that they are carrying…

At least once in my life I would like to follow the monsoon season throughout the country… want to experience the first drops of rains as they hit on the coastal Kerala in June, follow them every day as them cover the small villages, towns and big cities in India, and bid them good bye at the northern border as they move into our friendly neighboring country…

Monsoon is my favorite season of the year, and this was one of the many issues on which me and mom used to have a lot of debate/discussion as she hated the season for all the hassles/challenges involve in keeping the home clean & hygienic. But I loved rains, and would love to get wet in the rains, I still do that and specially during this season I miss my mom even more, for all her scoldings words, she would still try to dry my hairs with the towel and give me a cup of hot milk or tea to feel better. Luckily, the life-partner I have the good-fortune to have, Abha, too loves the rains and we have had some memorable bike rides in the rains. As a genetic consequence, our kids, Meera and Kabir also love the rains…

Just read the news that monsoons are going to hit Kerala in next two days… Kerala is a beautiful tiny southern tip on the Indian map and it is the first state to welcome the rains every year…

On this blog I would try to put an image of rain every day from each of the places the rain covers on that particular day… till it reaches my home – Delhi

I would request all of you and would be grateful, if you could link/tag the picture/image of rains in your home-town. Thanks…


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