Active Southwest Monsoon Conditions

July 21, 2018 6:48 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

Southwest Monsoon has started to flex it’s muscles once again on the back of an intensifying tropical disturbance over East India. The Well Marked Low lying off the Odisha coast is expected to intensify into a depression in the next 24 – 48 hours or so. Under its influence heavy rains are likely to happen over many parts of East India and the adjoining Gangetic Plains as it moves Inland. This could be a welcome relief to many parts of West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar which has so far seen a very subdued Monsoon after the initial burst. As the [Read More]

Isolated Thunderstorms likely over North TN

July 19, 2018 7:03 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

The last couple of days have seen some weak thunderstorms over North Coastal Tamil Nadu in particular around the suburbs of Chennai.  On Tuesday some of the northern suburbs of Chennai recorded light to moderate rains while yesterday saw places around the southern parts of the city record moderate rains in the evening.  This phase has coincided with slightly weaker activity in the West Coast at the same latitude as Chennai. Overall though the last week to 10 days have been good for Southwest Monsoon with a lot of catching up done during this period.  As of yesterday the overall [Read More]

Hot day Ahead for Coastal Tamil Nadu

July 18, 2018 6:54 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

The last couple of days have seen an appreciable increase in day time temperatures over Coastal Tamil Nadu as Westerlies have strengthened under active monsoon conditions. The role of Bay Low Pressure cannot be ignored in this phase of strengthening Westerlies, especially in the context of increasing temperatures over Coastal Tamil Nadu. The Well Marked Low continues to move along in a general East to West movement giving heavy rains to parts of Central India along the way.  Today also Central India will receive heavy rains in many places before the rain bands shift to Gujarat / Rajasthan tomorrow.  Bay [Read More]

Monsoon to remain vigorous over Central India

July 17, 2018 6:51 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

Under the influence of the Well Marked Low Pressure over Odisha region the Monsoon has been active and vigorous over many parts of the country.  In what could be a landmark year for the Cauvery Basin dams with already all four major dams of Karnataka reaching FRL Mettur is on its way to FRL very soon.  Last evening saw Mettur inflow touch 100000 cusecs for the first time in many years and is likely to continue for the next 2 / 3 days bringing early the original COMK estimate of July end FRL to around July 20th. With Southwest Monsoon [Read More]