Dry Weather to prevail over South India

February 19, 2018 6:39 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

February is a relatively dry month for most of South India with very little synoptic activity seen during this time to influence rainfall.  Occasional Easterly wave activity or at times wind induced instabilities like a week or so back bring occasional rains which normally favors extreme southern parts of Peninsular India. Things start to change when the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) starts climbing the latitude into the Northern Hemisphere bringing the right conditions for the pre monsoon summer thunderstorms over the interiors.  As we keep mentioning often the ITCZ normally follows the sun which has already started its journey into [Read More]

River Cauvery is Changing Long Term. Are We Ready?

February 18, 2018 8:57 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

The last week saw Supreme Court pronounce judgement on the Cauvery Dispute which brought possibly will be the start of a formal process to bring an end to a dispute that has been running for many decades.  With the river being a passionate subject not only among the farming community but also the common people of both Tamil Nadu & Karnataka there are always diverging views on how the Supreme Court judgement needs to be viewed. We at Chennai Rains have been highlighting how things have been evolving in the Cauvery Basin over the past year or so with regular [Read More]

Warm Days & Cool Nights ahead for Tamil Nadu

February 16, 2018 6:07 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

As we get to the second half of February the day time temperatures in Tamil Nadu will slowly start picking up as a prelude to the summer ahead.  The interior places of the state will be the first to pick up  heat especially the Kongu Belt along with parts of South Tamil Nadu.  Coastal places like Chennai will continue to be better off under the influence of the Easterlies. In the short term though for the next few days most of Tamil Nadu will see warm days & cooler nights on account of the overall dry weather prevailing in the [Read More]

Cooler Nights to Return over Peninsular India

February 14, 2018 6:49 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

After a week or so of warmer than normal night time temperatures over most of South India a spell of cool nights now awaits large parts of the region over the next few days.  Due to the presence of the Upper Air Westerly Trough and the slightly stronger Easterly winds and associated cloudiness the nights were warmer than normal for the past few days. The influence of the Westerly trough is slowly fading away bringing a more stable environment and clearer skies over large swathes of Peninsular India.  This will play a role in the reduction of night time temperatures [Read More]