Is Cauvery Basin heading for another poor year?

August 5, 2017 7:52 am COMK 105

  It is almost exactly a year back on August 1st 2016 we published this post about how the Southwest Monsoon has been showing a dichotomy in terms of rainfall pattern with coastal Karnataka & Kerala getting a much more raw deal compared to the Konkan coasts of Maharashtra.  If one were to look at the sub division wise performance one can clearly see a pattern, Konkan & Goa along with rest of Maharashtra seeing near normal rainfall while Kerala, South Interior Karnataka, Coastal Karnataka all seeing less rainfall with S.Int Karnataka & Kerala seeing high deficits. It is indeed very [Read More]

Southwest Monsoon Tamil Nadu District Highlights As of 15th July 2017

July 16, 2017 8:57 am COMK 45

With Southwest Monsoon completing about a month and a half in its journey for the year 2017 over Tamil Nadu including one Break in Monsoon Period its time to look  back how things are so far.  Yes  Tamil Nadu is indeed a rainfall with possibly only the districts of Kanyakumari & Nilgiris directly benefiting from Southwest Monsoon in addition to the ghat areas of Coimbatore & Tirunelveli.  Nevertheless 15 of the 32 districts of Tamil Nadu receive at least 35% of its annual rainfall during Southwest Monsoon indicating the important role SWM plays for TN despite being a rain shadow [Read More]

Southwest Monsoon 2017 Highlights – Tamil Nadu

July 1, 2017 8:00 am COMK 68

As June comes to an end the first month of Southwest Monsoon 2017 has been completed.  Yes Tamil Nadu is indeed a rain shadow region during Southwest Monsoon with possibly only Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli and the Ghat areas of Coimbatore & Nilgiris possibly getting direct benefit out of the Indian Summer Monsoon.  But the interior places & the coastal places also enjoy convective thunderstorms during this season as well. As has been the practice for the last couple of years we at COMK will provide highlights of the monsoon so far as things evolve.  In the first update for this year’s [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]