Chance for thunderstorms in Coastal Tamil Nadu

June 20, 2018 6:33 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

Last couple of days have seen fairly weak thunderstorms activity over North Tamil Nadu with yesterday seeing very subdued conditions right through the evening.  While Monday saw some activity in the delta districts overall the thunderstorms caused by “Veppa Salanam” has been low since the turn of the week.  Monsoon picking up over the West Coast is certainly playing a role in the reduction of thunderstorms over the Eastern coast. Things certainly look good for Monsoon activity over the West Coast under the influence of an Off Shore Vortex that is likely to circulation a fair bit of moisture around [Read More]

Hot Conditions to persist over East Coast

June 18, 2018 6:47 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

The month of June typically sees Hot conditions persist over parts of East Coast of India particularly over South Andhra Pradesh & North Tamil Nadu even though Monsoon makes its progress over the rest of the country.  We have explained the reasoning many a times on how places like Chennai in the East Coast typically sees summer bloom late compared to the interior places of the state. Under the influence of an off shore trough running from Goa to Kerala parts of West Coast is likely to see moderate to heavy spells of rains.  Though this does not signify an [Read More]

Rains in Chennai bring Relief

June 16, 2018 6:45 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

Yesterday saw the return of Rains in Chennai as Monsoon surge weakened over the West Coast.  In our Tamil Blog we had made a post on how the “Veppa Salanam” or Convective Rains happen. In text book style yesterday’s Rains in Chennai had Sea Breeze Front influence the conditions, clear skies during the afternoon provide the necessary convective lift around places to the West of Chennai to bring the first batch of thunderstorms & Rains in Chennai. Like Yesterday today also is likely to be a fairly hot afternoon ahead with mostly clear skies after the remnant thunderstorms clear early [Read More]

Hottest day of the year likely in Chennai

June 15, 2018 7:43 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

As monsoon started to weaken over the West coast yesterday saw Chennai Nungambakkam IMD observatory reached the highest temperature of the year of 39.8°C recorded earlier in the year during late May. While on Wednesday a fairly strong sea breeze front brought some respite yesterday saw a YoYo battle between Westerlies and sea breeze taking the temperature up and down during the evening. Satellite image clearly indicates the weakening of Monsoon over the West Coast with rain bands reducing over the ghats of Kerala & Karnataka. This is likely to slow down the rains for a few days bringing much [Read More]