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]

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Active Monsoon phase ahead

August 13, 2018 9:00 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

The next active phase of monsoon is okp upon us under the influence of the developing low pressure in Bay of Bengal. Currently lying as an upper air cyclonic circulation over coastal Odisha and adjoining parts it is expected to strengthen into a low pressure area within the next 12 to 24 hours or so. While active Monsoon would mean return of moderate to heavy rains to the west coast it is also likely to bring good rains to parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh and also parts of Telangana as the low pressure moves Inland and travels along central Indian [Read More]

Cauvery Basin – Flooding Risk Ahead

August 11, 2018 6:28 pm COMK - Chennai Rains 0

On a day when the Cauvery Basin dams outflow in Karnataka accumulate to nearly 1.40 lakh cusecs it becomes necessary to think slightly further ahead on what could turn out to be testing times for all those who are living along the Cauvery Basin right from Wayanad till Delta districts.  The outflow from Stanley reservoir at the time of updating this post  has been stepped up to 1.25 lakh cusecs which is higher than even the outflow during the second fortnight of July when inflows into the dams across Cauvery Basin swelled on the back of a very strong & [Read More]

Likely Late Night Rains in Chennai & Suburbs

August 10, 2018 9:24 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

Last night saw isolated rains in Chennai and surrounding areas after what was a fairly hot day with Chennai AP recording 38.0°C, 3.3 degrees above normal and Chennai Nungambakkam recording 37.1°C, 2.3 degrees above normal for an August day.  The IMD observatory at Nungambakkam recorded 14 mm bulk of it fell between 7 & 9 PM in the evening. With westerlies slightly slowing on account of the low pressure in Central India fading away it has brought some respite to Kerala which has seen the rains slightly ease from the monster spells of Tuesday & Wednesday.  Though the trapped moisture [Read More]