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Plum Rains to Shift North Next Week
Plum Rains to Shift North Next Week
June 27, 2013; 12:28 PM
The plum rains are known as "meiyu" in China, the "baiyu" or "tsuyu" in Japan, and the "jangma" in the Koreas. The heart of the plum rain season stretches from early June to mid-July, with a tendency to shift south to north across the affected area.
Monsoon Rains to Pick Up After a Break
Monsoon Rains to Pick Up After a Break
June 24, 2013; 9:30 AM
In the wake of the mid-June cloudbursts, most of Pakistan to northwestern India last week saw a return to dry, hot weather typical of the weeks leading up to the Monsoon onset. It was as if the Monsoon withdrew to its "normal" position for the latter half of June.
Heat Wave Bakes Heart of Europe
Heat Wave Bakes Heart of Europe
June 19, 2013; 8:24 AM
The 38.5 degree C (101 degrees F) reading Tuesday in Ajaccio, Corsica, may have been tops in Europe.
Southwest Monsoon Onset Four Weeks Early
Southwest Monsoon Onset Four Weeks Early
June 16, 2013; 1:33 PM
Monsoon Onset was June 13th, 2013, in Delhi, almost two weeks earlier than average. The June 15th onset at Karachi and Islamabad was more like three week ahead of schedule.
Indian Monsoon Surges West, Lags East
Indian Monsoon Surges West, Lags East
June 13, 2013; 10:00 AM
In Pakistan, hit-or-miss downpours missed the Sindh capital, Karachi. One did hit Pad Idan, where it left 60 mm of rain Wednesday. This was more than 20 times greater than the normal June rainfall.
What Is Happening in the Subcontinent?
What Is Happening in the Subcontinent?
June 10, 2013; 1:09 PM
It is still possible that this scenario is over wrought as to the intensity and spread of rain in Pakistan and northwestern India. However, it is the hunch of the present forecaster that some very unusual weather is going to unfold in the Subcontinent during the next week!
India Monsoon Low to Boost Subcontinent Rain Coverage
India Monsoon Low to Boost Subcontinent Rain Coverage
June 06, 2013; 9:29 AM
North of the expected Monsoon low, moist, rain-cooled air should flow northward to the Himalayas, even westward into the Indus Valley of Pakistan, the result being scattered downpours along with a break in the pre-Monsoon heat next week.
India Monsoon to Make Big Gains
India Monsoon to Make Big Gains
June 05, 2013; 9:17 AM
On Wednesday, June 5, 2013, the South West Monsoon was set to leap northward on the Indian Subcontinent by the middle of the month.
Coldest Spring in UK for More Than 50 Years
Coldest Spring in UK for More Than 50 Years
June 04, 2013; 6:34 AM
According to preliminary data not including the last three days of May, it was the coldest spring since 1962 and the fifth coldest since 1910, when comprehensive record keeping began in the U.K.
India Monsoon Onset Declared
India Monsoon Onset Declared
June 03, 2013; 7:00 AM
In justifying the declaration of Monsoon onset, the IMD cited widespread rainfall, some heavy, throughout Kerala; deep, vigorous southwesterly winds over the southern Arabian Sea; and the widespread high cloudiness as measured by satellite.

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