Interior Tamil Nadu gets ready for Summer

February 23, 2018 7:31 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

As we have been mentioning regularly in the past Interior Tamil Nadu along with South Tamil Nadu sets the ball rolling early as far as summer goes.  As we get closer to March slowly the day time temperatures in these places will start increasing while the coastal areas continues to be modulated by the Easterlies until the seasonal chance process for Southwest Monsoon gets underway. While the temperatures will not immediately raise in these places on a daily basis, we will slowly start seeing the trend establish.  By March first week the day time temperatures in places like Madurai / [Read More]

Last Phase of Winter in Tamil Nadu

February 21, 2018 6:02 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

With the last few nights relatively cool its time to enjoy the last phase of winter in Tamil Nadu before the seasonal heat slowly starts to show up its face in the region.  Most places of the state has been seeing night time minimum temperatures that are a degree or two below normal. Similar cooler nights are expected to continue for another couple of nights or so with many of the interior places seeing minimum temperatures drop below 20°C while coastal places like Chennai see early morning temperatures settle at around a comfortable 20 / 21°C.  With dry conditions likely [Read More]

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]