Mostly Quiet Day expected on the Rain Front

June 21, 2017 6:59 am COMK 108

After a fairly widespread day of rains on Monday though yesterday saw some good thunderstorms develop over Salem, Villupuram & Cuddalore districts overall a much more quieter day was seen over Tamil Nadu.  After Monday’s good rains over North Tamil Nadu the overall rainfall for the Monsoon season now is just 0.5 mm short of the normal average for this period.  This is despite the two important districts of Nilgiris & Kanyakumari showing negative trends so far.  Yesterday Salem & Villupuram districts enjoyed the best spells while Pondicherry was unlucky to miss the thunderstorms as they crossed coast with Cuddalore [Read More]

North Tamil Nadu gets possibly best day of rains in 2017

June 20, 2017 5:31 am COMK 78

In what could be called the best day of rains for the year 2017 in North Tamil Nadu rains lashed many places of the state along the East Coast.  The rainfall numbers possibly could be mistaken for an onset day of Northeast Monsoon rather than Southwest Monsoon time considering how wide spread the rains have been over Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram and parts of Vellore, Tiruvannamalai & Villupuram districts.  Not to forget parts of Delta districts which also recorded very good rains as well from late night thunderstorms. With fairly heavy rainfall day yesterday it is always tricky to estimate the next [Read More]

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As Parts of Chennai Wakes up to Rains, More to follow later in the day

June 19, 2017 7:14 am COMK 255

Parts of Chennai woke up to the sights and sounds of Rains as Northern Suburbs and parts of North & West Chennai witnessed moderate thunderstorm activity around 5 in the morning.  The Northwest Suburbs of Puzhal & Red Hills saw fairly heavy spells with both the stations recording 14 mm and 16 mm respectively.  Minjur another suburb to the North recorded about 8 mm of rains.  The city areas recorded much lesser rains with Anna Nagar recording about 2 mm while IMD Nungambakkam recorded about 1 mm.  The thunderstorms that formed in the South AP region slowly moved towards the [Read More]

Thunderstorm possibilities for Interior Peninsular India

June 18, 2017 8:23 am COMK 152

Southwest Monsoon continues to make progress in bits and pieces over India with the monsoon currently going through another stall process for the last few days.  With no progress expected in the next two or three days we are possibly going to see some parts of Central India and West India witness monsoon onset almost a week behind schedule.  Areas that have seen monsoon make onset are not faring very well either with many districts in Kerala & Karnataka still to show positive anomaly for this season. While Monsoon remains weak, the favorable presence of wind instability has given some [Read More]