Relief Ahead – Rains in Kerala to Ease

August 17, 2018 10:28 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

After battering for nearly a week Rains in Kerala seem to relent since midnight which should be a welcome news for not only the common people but also those involved in the relief and rescue missions across the state risking their lives.  The magnitude of this disaster is so big in possibly the first instance the COMK weather blog has given two continuous days of daily weather posts for a place outside Tamil Nadu.   As though answering the prayers of those affected by Rains in Kerala the Depression weakening into a Well Marked Low made a quick dash across Central [Read More]

Critical 24 – 36 Hours Ahead for Kerala Floods

August 16, 2018 8:02 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

Each passing day Kerala Floods is becoming one of the biggest disasters the state has faced for the past couple of generations.  While some of the older generation including our own weather blogger from Trivandrum may have faint memories of the 1961 floods which was possibly the second worst in the last century, 1924 possibly seeing the worst, the same year when Cauvery also carried its highest recorded flow of nearly 4.5 lakh cusecs. Early rainfall numbers available as of 5:30 AM today morning indicate fairly heavy rains have been recorded in Thrissur & Palakkad districts while moderately heavy rains [Read More]

Light Rains in Chennai to continue until evening

August 15, 2018 8:17 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

After smashing day of Rains in Chennai which continues as this post is being made for more than 15 hours, there could be more rains in Chennai & surrounding areas through the course of the day.  Not often one sees heavy rains on both sides of Peninsular India during Southwest Monsoon.  Yesterday was one of those days when places in Western Ghats got monster rains while at the same times spells of heavy rains in Chennai and surrounding areas as well was recorded. The monsoon surge is so strong even relatively drier places like Thoothukudi, Tiruchendur recorded good rains while [Read More]

Blustery conditions likely over Tamil Nadu

August 14, 2018 7:28 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

With the low pressure strengthening Tamil Nadu will see an increase in surface winds from the West. The low pressure currently lying off West Bengal coast is expected to become a well marked low pressure area today intensifying during the process. As it moves along the monsoon trough it is likely to bring heavy rains over parts of East India and Central India during the week. Though the low pressure has strengthened it has not activated the signature off shore trough yet along the West coast restricting the current monsoon surge to the Ghats of Kerala and Karnataka. Pookot after [Read More]