Weather Update: India and Karnataka

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Bangalore, Jul 11: Here is the current weather scenario in the country in general and Karnataka in particular.

India as on Jul 10: Maximum temperatures were above normal by 2-3°C in isolated parts of Jammu & Kashmir, northwest Rajasthan, Vidarbha, south-central Maharashtra, north interior Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh. Maximum temperatures were below normal by 2-6°C in some parts of eastern Rajasthan, isolated parts of north-western and eastern Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, south-western Uttar Pradesh and coastal Karnataka. The mercury-level was normal in other parts of India.

Highest maximum temperature: 43.3°C at Jaisalmer in Rajasthan.

Rainfall (till 8.30 pm on Jul 11): Mount ­Abu - ­31 cm, Idar - ­23 cm, Cherrapunji­- 15 cm, Erinpura and Udaipur ­- 19 cm, Coochbehar and Pasighat­ - 11 cm, Banswara - 10 cm, Gopalpur ­- 9 cm, Deesa and Shirali - ­8 cm, Tirupathi, Chittorgarh and Patiala - ­7 cm, Purnea - ­6 cm, Mangalore, Buldana, Pondicherry, Alapuzha, Bulsar and Ratlam -­5 cm and Kavali, Honavar, Cochin and Itanagar - ­4 cm.

Weather forecast up to 8.30 am on Jul 14:
1. Heavy rainfall would occur in east Rajasthan, Gujarat, sub­-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.
2. Rain/thundershowers would occur at many places in the western coast, eastern and north-eastern India, Gujarat and east Rajasthan.
3. Rain/thundershowers would occur at few places in central and other parts of north-western India, interior Karnataka, Andhra.
4. Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and UP would see rainfall at few places.

Karnataka weather: Rainfall occurred at most places in the coastal areas of Karnataka and at a few places in interior Karnataka.

Rainfall (till 8.30 am on Jul 11):
Very heavy: Ankola (Uttara Kannada) 13 cm.
Heavy: Gokarna (Uttara Kannada) 12 cm; Shirali, Kumta (Uttara Kannada) 8 cm; Bhatkal (Uttara Kannada) 7 cm.
Others: Udupi, Kundapur (Udupi), Manki(Uttara Kannada) 6 cm

Forecast till Jul 12 morning:
Rainfall and thundershowers would occur at most places in coastal Karnataka, south interior Karnataka and at a few places in north interior Karnataka.
Strong onshore winds from Westerly direction with occasional speed of 45-55 kmph are likely along and off Karnataka coast in the next 24 hours.

Forecast for Bangalore city (at 8.30 am on Jul 11):
Generally cloudy sky. Brief spells of rain expected at a few places.

Temperature: Bangalore city: Max: 29°C, Min: 20°C.

Rainfall: 09 cm since June 1, 2012 (deficit of 111 mm)

Relative Humidity: 78%.
Sunset on July 11: 6:50 pm, sunrise on July 12: 6 am.

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