Thursday, September 23, 2010

speak about rain, temperature, thunder and nature - In English

Discussing Natural Disaster / Weather
Warm up:

I hear thnuder! I hear thunder!

Hark! Don’t you? Hark! Don’t you!

Pitter - patter raindrops ? Pitter- patter raindrops!

I’m we! though! I’m wet through!

Rain, Rain! Go away!

Come again another day,

For tittle Tommy wants to play, .............

Read and discuss the questions:
1. Which comes first thunder, lightning or ruin?
2. How would you, as a layman, predict rain within a couple of
hours?
3. What is the difference between climate and weather?

WEATHER DURING THE WEEK ENDING JANUARY 21, 2004
MAIN SYNOPTIC FEATURES

During the week two western disturbances affected the Western
Himalayan Region. The first western distrubances as an upper air system
lay over North Pakistan and neighbourhood on 15th. It moved over to
Jammu and Kashmir and neighbourhood on 16th and persisted over
the same area upto 19th. It moved away eastwards on 20th. Under its
influence an upper air cyclonic circulation developed at 0.9 km above
sea level over central Pakistan and adjoining Rajasthan on 16th, It
persisted over the same area on 17th, moved over to Haryana and
neighbourhood on 18th and became less marked on 19th. The second
western disturbance as an upper air system lay over North Pakistan
and neighbourhood on 20th. It moved over to Jammu and Kashmir
and neighbourhood on 21st. Under its influence an upper air cyclonic
circulation at 0.9 km above sea level formed over South Rajasthan and
neighbourhood on 20th. It persisted over the area on 21st.
An upper air cyclonic circulation at 0.9 km above sea level was
seen over North Madhya Maharashtra and neighbourhood on 19th. It
became less marked on 20th.

Another upper air cyclonic circulation at 0.9 km above sea level
was also seen over West Madhya Pradesh and neighbourhood on 21st.
Under the influence of these systems, light to moderate rain/snow
occurred at many places over Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal
Pradesh and isolated rain occurred in Uttaranchal. Light to moderate
rain/thundershowers also occurred at many places over Punjab and
Haryana including Delhi and at a few places over Rajastan and East
Uttar Pradesh during the week. Isolated light rain also occurred in
Saurashtra and Kutch, West Madhya Pradesh. Bihar, Sub-Himalayan
West Bengal and Sikkim and the North Eastern States.

Widespread fog occurred over parts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar
on 15th & 16th, parts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan on 17th. Punjab,
Haryana, North Rajastan and part of West Uttar Pradesh and North
Madhya Pradesh on 18th, parts of Uttar Pradesh on 19th, Uttar Pradesh
and Bihar on 20th and over Bihar on 21st.
During the second half of the week, cold day conditions prevailed
over parts of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, where day
temperatures were below 16oC.

Maximum Temperature:
On 15th, maximum temperatures were above normal by 3-6oC
in most parts of the country, However. East Uttar Pradesh, Bihar,
Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and North Eastern States recorded 3-
6oC below normal temperatures. Thereafter, day temperatures fell over
North and North west India and they were below normal over whole of
North, Northwest and Western India by 21st. Temperatures were 6-
8oC below normal over North and Northwest India on 21st.

Minimum temperature:

The minimum temperatures were above normal over North and
Northwest India during the week. They were above normal by 4-6oC
over Rajasthan and parts of West Madhya Pradesh on a few days.

RAINFALL DURING THE WEEK

Rainfall was excess/normal in 6, deficient/scanty in 12
meteorological sub-divisions. 18 meteorological sub-divisional received
no rainfall out 36 meteorological sub-divisions.
CUMULATIVE SEASONAL RAINFALL
(January 1 to January 21, 2004)
Rainfall was excess/normal in 6, deficient/scanty in 24
meteorological sub-divisions. 6 meteorological subdivisions received
no rainfall out of 36 meteorological sub-divisions.

FORECAST FOR NEXT 24 HOURS
North : Rain/Snow at a few places in Jammu and Kashmir.
Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal. Weather will
be mainly dry in the rest of the region.
East : Isolated Rain/Thunder showers in Assam and
Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, Weather will
be mainly dry in the rest of the region.
South : Isolated rain/thunder showers in Telengana, Tamilnadu,
Kerala and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Weather
will be mainly dry in the rest of the region.
West : Weather will he mainly dry in the region.
Outlook : Fog/mist likely to continue over parts of Northern
plains.
Warning : None

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