After an Emotional Roller Coaster Day in Chennai, Another Day of Heat awaits us

May 30, 2017 6:32 am COMK 92

They say Chennai Weather is boring with only three seasons Hot, Hotter and Hottest.  No one will say Chennai weather is boring after the emotional roller coaster day yesterday.  Sizzling temperatures, thunderstorms & rains As Bill Lawry’s famous phase went “Its all happening in Chennai” More on that later. Southwest Monsoon has made further progress over parts of Arabian Sea in the Comorin area and over large parts of Sri Lanka as well.  In the next 24 hours or so we could possibly see Monsoon touchdown over Indian Mainland well on course for a normal onset as estimated by IMD [Read More]

Cyclone Mora in Bay heads to Bangladesh as Hot & Dry Weather to prevail over Tamil Nadu

May 29, 2017 6:36 am COMK 277

For the year 2017 the second cyclone has formed in Bay of Bengal, “Cyclone Mora” a name given by Thailand in the North Indian Ocean Cyclone Name Roster has followed Cyclone Maarutha in forming over Central Bay of Bengal.  As was the case with Cyclone Maarutha the current disturbance also could trace its origin in the seas around Andaman Islands and as is the case more often than not with Pre monsoon cyclones is taking a Northward track towards Bangladesh. Not often would one see Bay of Bengal host two cyclones during the pre monsoon season.  As a matter of [Read More]

Heat Quotient to Increase on Last day of Agni Nakshathiram

May 28, 2017 5:32 am COMK 134

As Agni Nakshathiram 2017 winds down, today being the last day, heat quotient is set to be pushed up a notch over North Tamil Nadu under the influence of the Bay disturbance under the influence of the Well Marked Low Pressure which is expected to become a Depression in the next 12 – 24 hours or so.  Numerical Models are fairly consistent on a Northerly track for this disturbance on its way to making landfall in Bangladesh about 48 to 72 hours from now. In the meanwhile Southwest Monsoon has advanced over parts of Sri Lanka and Comorin areas as [Read More]

Interior Peninsular India enjoys a day of intense thunderstorms

May 27, 2017 6:08 am COMK 107

Yesterday saw one of the most widespread thunderstorms in Peninsular India with large swathes of the region coming under the effect of pre monsoon thunderstorms.  Aided by the presence of the Low Pressure Area in Bay of Bengal the afternoon convective thunderstorms bloomed into a wide spread activity mirroring a synoptic scale rainfall event.  Interior districts of Tamil Nadu like Vellore, Salem, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, enjoyed a very good day of rains while even coastal places like Mahabalipuram enjoyed a spell of thunderstorms in the late afternoon.   Yecaud recorded about 6 cms rains while Vrinchipuram on the banks of River [Read More]