Another Muted Day likely on Temperature front for Chennai

May 23, 2017 6:26 am COMK 62

As temperatures started to ease over Tamil Nadu yesterday saw a very good day of summer thunderstorms over interior Tamil Nadu with many places in Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Salem, Krishnagiri, Erode, Dharmapuri & Coimbatore districts enjoying good rains.  Along with Interior Tamil Nadu adjoining parts of Andhra & Karnataka also saw summer thunderstorms lash the region.  Coimbatore Airport recorded 15 mm rains while the IMD observatory in Bengaluru which was missing out on rains for so many days now scored 29 mm until midnight. While Chennai could feel aggrieved it is missing out on all the rains which is happening in [Read More]

Hot Days Streak Eases for Chennai, Near Normal Trend to Continue

May 22, 2017 6:58 am COMK 182

The Hot Days streak for Chennai and coastal areas of North Tamil Nadu eased yesterday as both the observatories recorded sub 40°C for the first time since 13th May 2017.  While Nungambakkam recorded 38.1°C the airport observatory at Meenambakkam was slightly hotter at 39.8°C falling just short of the 40°C which is classified as the threshold for Hot Days.  Even interior places like Tiruttani, and Vellore recorded lower temperatures with Tiruttani settling at less than 43°C for the first time since 13th May. Things are expected to continue in similar fashion for the coming days as well with numerical models [Read More]

Heat & Thunderstorms to light up many places of Tamil Nadu

May 21, 2017 5:23 am COMK 156

While Summer heat has been relentless in its grip over Tamil Nadu particularly in the North Tamil Nadu areas, the solace has been the evening thunderstorms that have been giving some good rains to the interior places.  In particular the places to the West & Southwest of Chennai around Vellore, Tiruvannamalai & Krishnagiri districts seem to enjoy the best of the spells and yesterday was no different as well.  Yercaud recorded a whopping 93 mm in all last night of which 51 mm possibly fell in one hour.  Similarly Madurai, Nilgiris, Dindigul along with parts of Coimbatore / Tiruppur also [Read More]

Oppressive Conditions to continue for North Tamil Nadu

May 20, 2017 7:41 am COMK 210

The oppressive heat wave conditions prevailing over North Tamil Nadu and Coastal Andhra Pradesh shows no signs of relenting as both Chennai observatories scored 5th straight day of 40°C though the city areas enjoyed respite from early sea breeze around 12 PM keeping the temperatures lower compared to Thursday.  No such luck for Southern and western suburbs where temperature remained high well into the afternoon with Meenambakkam seeing its 3rd straight 42°C While rest of Tamil Nadu saw some reduction in day time temperatures thanks to overnight thunderstorms which gave good rains to the interiors no such luck for North [Read More]