Southwest Monsoon 2017 to Roar back to life

June 25, 2017 7:06 am COMK 104

Southwest Monsoon 2017 has been stuttering & pottering along so far like a broken down car on an Autobahn frequently stopping and stalling along the way.  The next few days is likely to be the first widespread active Monsoon spell for the West Coast  under the influence of the off shore trough that now runs from South Gujarat to Kerala. In all probability places like  Mumbai could see its first monsoon spell which typically brings the city to standstill before the Mumbai spirit takes over. After a lot of efforts Southwest Monsoon has finally touched the border of Uttar Pradesh [Read More]

Chennai & Surrounding Areas receive good overnight Rains

June 24, 2017 7:04 am COMK 156

After recording the hottest day in more than two weeks Good Overnight Rains lashed many parts of Chennai & Surrounding areas in the districts of Kanchipuram & Tiruvallur bringing much needed relief.  While the early evening gave some isolated thunderstorms through localized development in few areas of North Chennai it set the tone for the Sound & Light Show later in the night when thunderstorms from Rayalaseema region of South AP made their journey towards the sea under the influence of the Westerlies. Not only Chennai and surrounding areas recorded good rains, parts of Salem & Vellore districts also recorded [Read More]

Storage in Tamil Nadu Dams Remains Grim

June 23, 2017 7:23 am COMK 175

It is more than three weeks since Southwest Monsoon started over the Indian Sub Continent but the storage levels over most dams & reservoirs of Tamil Nadu & the Cauvery Basin continue to be grim with no appreciable progress so far. More on that a little later as we quickly note the progress of Southwest Monsoon and the rainfall prospects for the day. Southwest Monsoon has made some marginal progress over East India as it has further advanced into remaining parts of Chhattisgarh & Jharkhand some more parts of  Vidharba & Bihar, some parts of East Madhya Pradesh.  The Arabian [Read More]

Isolated thunderstorms for Tamil Nadu

June 22, 2017 6:29 am COMK 76

Yesterday saw thunderstorms happen in Tamil Nadu at a few places though overall the spread of the thunderstorms was much lesser compared to the previous days.  Parts of South Tamil Nadu got some rains around Madurai, Sivagangai and Pudukottai districts with Devakottai recording about 29 mm rains.  In a case of sea breeze triggered localized development parts of South Chennai saw over head thunderstorms develop giving rains to a few areas.  Anna University recorded about 11 mm from this spell of rains.  It was highly localized to South Chennai with rest of the city going dry. The day time temperature [Read More]