Dry Warmer than normal conditions to prevail over Tamil Nadu

December 11, 2017 7:01 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

The trend of warmer than normal weather conditions that has been the pattern for the last few days is likely to continue further in the next few days as well.  Dry Weather has been prevailing over large parts of Tamil Nadu since first week of December with only isolated pockets in South Tamil Nadu along the ghats getting some rains.  A combination of dry atmospheric conditions and weak wind pattern thanks to the Easterlies slowing down has meant warmer than normal conditions persist. A casual observation of the temperature trends of Chennai show both the observatories seeing day time maximum [Read More]

Late Northeast Monsoon Flourish needed for Central TN

December 9, 2017 7:36 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

With one week of December gone we are getting into the last fortnight of the Northeast Monsoon season.  As the old Tamil Saying goes “கார்த்திகைக்குப் பின் மழை இல்லை, கர்ணனுக்குப் பின் கொடை இல்லை”  we are getting into a stage where the rains start to wind down as the seasonal changes churn towards the Australian Monsoon in the Southern Hemisphere.  In this context it would be a good time to do a recap on how things have panned out so far this season in Tamil Nadu. Before getting into the seasonal performance a quick update on how things are expected to be on the weather front [Read More]

Early Winter Like Conditions Over North Tamil Nadu

December 8, 2017 6:30 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

Not often one tends to see early winter like conditions in Tamil Nadu during Northeast Monsoon time.  Last year during middle of November when Northeast Monsoon was having one of its worst phases we were seeing dry weather prevail and night time minimum temperatures dipping well below normal.  With the current depression in Bay of Bengal intensifying and moving up we are likely to see early winter nights in Tamil Nadu especially in the interior & coastal areas of North Tamil Nadu. The depression now lying about 600 kms E/SE of Vishakapatnam is steadily moving in a Northerly direction with [Read More]

Isolated Rains to Continue in South Tamil Nadu

December 7, 2017 6:52 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

The Depression in Bay of Bengal has been moving North as expected by Models.  South Tamil Nadu has been seeing isolated rains continue under the influence of a prevailing wind instability as moist Easterlies and the slightly more drier Westerlies meet along the Western Ghats.  Yesterday saw parts of Virudhunagar district record moderate rains along with parts of Tirunelveli & Thootukudi districts. Today also we are likely to see rains continue for parts of South Tamil Nadu as low level wind discontinuity persists leading to evening thunderstorms in the region. The usual suspects along the Western Ghats with parts of [Read More]