Thunderstorms to continue over Interior South India

August 15, 2017 7:05 am COMK 175

The active thunderstorm phase over South India continued yesterday as well with many interior places of Tamil Nadu & adjoining parts of South Interior Karnataka getting moderate to heavy thunderstorms.  The highlights of the day include Pudukottai and Thanjavur districts were one or two places recorded heavy thunderstorms during the evening.  Bangalore finally broke its curse getting good overnight thunderstorms in many parts of the city with the IMD observatory near Vidhana Soudha recording about 10 cms till 5:30 in the morning. For Chennai it was once again a case of so near yet so far as the thunderstorms struggled [Read More]

Interior Tamil Nadu to see thunderstorms continue

August 14, 2017 6:23 am COMK 208

While most of the country continues to suffer from Monsoon taking a long break during peak period, Tamil Nadu continues to enjoy its evening thunderstorm season.  Thanks to the remnant thunderstorms that prevailed well into the morning yesterday was a much more subdued day compared to Saturday.  Thunderstorm activity was restricted to parts of Chennai and surrounding areas of Tiruvallur & Kanchipuram districts. The highlight has to be KVK Kattupakkam, near SRM University, recording 54 mm rainfall along with Anna University & the TN PWD weather station at Taramani recording nearly 2 cms of rainfall from the sharp spells of [Read More]

Overnight rains lash many parts of Tamil Nadu, possible late night rains today as well

August 13, 2017 7:52 am COMK 196

Many districts of Tamil Nadu have been lashed by overnight thunderstorms which are still continuing as this post is being made over parts of Tiruvannamalai, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Vellore & Kanchipuram districts.  While Chennaites could feel aggrieved about missing out on rains these thunderstorms will surely go a long way in recharging ground water in many places.  With early morning storms still continuing and a scrambled wind pattern prevailing Chennai unfortunately has got itself seated in a empty zone thereby missing out on the rainfall opportunities that have given rains all around us.  Nevertheless there exists a possibility of some places [Read More]

Stormy weekend likely over Coastal Tamil Nadu

August 12, 2017 6:37 am COMK 231

Tamil Nadu’s tryst with thunderstorms during the break in monsoon period continues unabated as yesterday saw many parts of Chennai hit by moderate to heavy spells of rains in the evening.  The Western and Northern suburbs of Chennai saw the better spells of rains as places like Puzhal, Red Hills were hit by intense burst of rains around 5 in the evening. One can consider yesterday as a prelude to what most of Tamil Nadu is likely to see over the course of the next couple of days.  Not often one is likely to see wide spread rains in the [Read More]