Winter Temperature Trends for Chennai

January 23, 2018 6:40 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

In the series of understanding long term temperature trends across various cities today we take up Chennai winter temperature trends.  Using the temperature data for the period 1980 to 2016 from the Observatory at Chennai Airport we have tried to infer if there is any learning which we need to take into account.  A couple of days back we did for Bengaluru where a clear indication appeared on possible long term warming of the city in particular to the Winter Months. In the days to come we will try to provide similar analysis for other major cities of the region [Read More]

Vanishing Bengaluru Winters?? – A COMK Analysis

January 21, 2018 10:16 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

Long term residents of Bengaluru often remark the winters are no more as cool as it used to be in the past.  In the same context people also say the Early Summer has been much more harsh than the good old days as well.  Is there any merit in this argument or could it be an urban myth. We have tried to find answers by doing a little bit of number crunching with the use of Max Temperature & Min. Temperature data for the IMD observatory in Bengaluru for the period 1980 to 2017.  Keeping in mind the unique weather [Read More]

Bengaluru / Hyderabad heading for coldest nights of the season

January 20, 2018 6:34 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

The last few days have seen interior places of Peninsular India record well below night time minimum temperatures with places like Bengaluru seeing consistent decline in night time temperatures.  Last night saw Hyderabad also record fairly cold conditions along with Bengaluru with both possibly heading for coldest nights of the season today & tomorrow Numerical Models indicate similar trend to continue for the next couple of days at the least as parts of Karnataka & Telangana region could see night time temperatures dip nearly 4 degrees below normal over the weekend.  In particular North Karnataka and adjoining parts of Telangana [Read More]

Cold Spell Ahead for Interior Peninsular India

January 18, 2018 6:24 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

Winter conditions firmed up once again over many parts of Peninsular India as the effect of Easterlies faded away along with the return of the more drier atmospheric conditions. Many stations in the region have recorded a degree or two drop today morning compared to the last couple of days at 5:30 AM Numerical Models indicate the next 3 / 4 days to see a cold spell over most areas of Interior Peninsular India with some parts of the region seeing nearly 4 / 5 degrees below normal night time minimum temperatures.  Overall the models are consistent on the next [Read More]