Southwest Monsoon to notch up a gear

September 19, 2017 7:57 am COMK 53

Yesterday contrary to the expectations of weather bloggers and what most models estimated parts of Chennai recorded sharp spells of rains with the core city areas enjoying the bulk of the rains while most of the suburbs possibly getting Saaral Mazhai especially in the southern suburbs.  As one can see from the map the bulk of the rainfall happened in the Central Areas with the private weather stations in Anna Nagar & the weather stations in Nungambakkam, both IMD & Private recording above 20 mm while rest of the stations elsewhere in the city recorded much lesser. Southwest Monsoon is [Read More]

Active Days ahead for West Coast

September 18, 2017 6:47 am COMK 126

Southwest Monsoon continues to remain active over the West Coast with another good day of rains seen over most parts of Kerala yesterday.  Places in the Western Ghats of Coimbatore like Valparai and in the Nilgirs as well have got very good rains too with Valparai crossing century by 5:30 PM yesterday.  The heaviest rains possibly happened around Central Kerala & the adjoining High Ranges region. The combination of an off shore trough that runs from Konkan to Kerala coast along with the churning Bay disturbance in North / Central Bay off the coast of Odisha has ensured the monsoon [Read More]

Monsoon Flexes Muscle as West Coast set for a Pounding

September 17, 2017 7:19 am COMK 177

After a break of a week or so yesterday saw the return of rains to Chennai as many places in the city recorded light to moderate spells of rains late in the evening.  The southern suburbs of the city along OMR and places around Chennai Airport possibly got the best spells as the storms moved from Southwest to Northeast.  The western & northern suburbs missed out while the IMD observatory at Nungambakkam recorded 10 mm rains. Southwest Monsoon has started to flex its muscle over the West Coast heavy rains have been reported in many places across Kerala and a [Read More]

Will the ChennaiRains & International Cricket Connection continue?

September 16, 2017 6:30 am COMK 196

Be it Weather Bloggers or Common public there is a strong Urban Legend about the connection between International Cricket & Rains in Chennai.  It possibly comes from the time when the highlight of the Indian Cricket Calendar was the post monsoon international cricket.  Though the rest of the country enjoyed very good weather Southeast Coast of Indian Subcontinent including Chennai enjoyed its rainy season during this time resulting in possibly more matches getting affected by rains in Chennai compared to the rest of the traditional Test Venues.  With the Cricketing calendar completely changed thanks to the globalization and the cricketing [Read More]