May 29, 2007

life in general: approaching indian monsoon clouds

Since last 3 years I go to a cool source -- -- for checking easy-to-see satellite images of various regions of our Earth but in particular the India part. This is mainly to get an idea of how much cloud cover is around, a thick presence of which will indicate good rains and a complete absence will mean high temperatures if it is summer time.

Have a look below at today's satellite image and see how clouds are gradually gathering intensity in the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean that will hit the shores of western India in the next 2-7 days and become its first monsoon rains. The southern parts of Kerala's coast is already experiencing first monsoon rains.

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