West Coast Wakes Up as Southwest Monsoon set for revival

August 19, 2017 7:26 am COMK 20

In a news which is likely to bring a lot of Cheer the west coast has started waking up from its mid season slumber as Southwest Monsoon is set for a revival under the influence of the Low Pressure area that has formed in the Bay of Bengal. While the revival is not likely to bring active monsoon conditions immediately the current spell of dry weather is likely to be broken. Since July 31st the Core Monsoon Zone Standardized Rainfall Chart is below average bringing the overall monsoon average to -5.1% as of yesterday. Things have started to pick up [Read More]

Parting gift to Chennai as rains expected to ease over Tamil Nadu

August 18, 2017 7:16 am COMK 168

It was a “Chennai Special” yesterday from the Thunderstorms as most of Tamil Nadu saw little rains while places within 50 – 100 kms of Chennai saw the bulk of rains as continuous rains lashed across the city from evening till well past midnight bringing much cheer to the citizens of the metropolis. It is a common discussion among weather bloggers when Chennai gets rains the rest of the place remain spectator, yesterday proved this once again. In what could be considered as the first fully widespread of rains for the city this season most of the IMD observatories in [Read More]

Thunderstorms continues its Sojourn over North Tamil Nadu

August 17, 2017 7:54 am COMK 214

Thunderstorm’s  fascination for North Tamil Nadu continues as yesterday extreme northern parts of the state were witness to moderate thunderstorms in the evening with isolated places getting an intense burst near the coast.  Highlights of the day include Anna University which recorded nearly 7 cms in a two hour spell between 3:30 & 5:30 PM while both Nungambakkam & Airport observatories also recorded decent spells of rains as most parts of Chennai enjoyed the rains. While overall the majority of the rains happened in North Tamil Nadu, a few parts of South TN and delta districts got isolated spells of [Read More]

Isolated Thunderstorms continue over North Tamil Nadu

August 16, 2017 6:05 am COMK 270

Tamil Nadu continues to see one of the best Southwest Monsoon periods in recent times as it touched 30% excess as of yesterday clocking its 6th day of Daily Mean Rainfall exceeding 10 mm.  All of these days have come in August which is a noteworthy point.  While Sunday did not see the widespread thunderstorms that were seen on Saturday it did see its share of some intense storms around Vellore, Kanchipuram & Tiruvannamalai districts with the Southern suburbs of Chennai seeing extremely intense rains lash for 30 minutes or so bringing localized water logging around Mudichur areas. Isolated rains [Read More]