Southwest Monsoon badly Needs Momentum

June 23, 2018 7:22 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

Weather observers regularly explain there is no connection between early onset of Southwest Monsoon and its performance for the season.  Many a year despite delayed onset the overall performance of Southwest Monsoon has been relatively good.  2018 seem is currently gasping for breath despite an early fairly strong Monsoon Onset over Kerala. Since 9th June the Monsoon has stalled over the West Coast while over the other side of the Indian Sub Continent in East India it has remained stationary since 12th June.  While stalls are not uncommon with past years showing the monsoon more than makes up the slow [Read More]

Thunderstorms likely in many parts of C. India

June 22, 2018 8:35 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

The last few days have seen fairly subdued phase of thunderstorms over most parts of South India disappointing a lot of weather bloggers who were optimistic on the back of some consistent model outputs.  As many would say Vagaries of Weather once again proved it can have the laugh last despite a lot of technological advance & computing powers for weather models. While Southern parts of Peninsular India has been seeing weak thunderstorms the Northern fringes of Peninsular India along with parts of Central India has been seeing an active phase of thunderstorm activity under favorable conditions.  An East West [Read More]

Chance for thunderstorms in Coastal Tamil Nadu

June 20, 2018 6:33 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

Last couple of days have seen fairly weak thunderstorms activity over North Tamil Nadu with yesterday seeing very subdued conditions right through the evening.  While Monday saw some activity in the delta districts overall the thunderstorms caused by “Veppa Salanam” has been low since the turn of the week.  Monsoon picking up over the West Coast is certainly playing a role in the reduction of thunderstorms over the Eastern coast. Things certainly look good for Monsoon activity over the West Coast under the influence of an Off Shore Vortex that is likely to circulation a fair bit of moisture around [Read More]

Hot Conditions to persist over East Coast

June 18, 2018 6:47 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

The month of June typically sees Hot conditions persist over parts of East Coast of India particularly over South Andhra Pradesh & North Tamil Nadu even though Monsoon makes its progress over the rest of the country.  We have explained the reasoning many a times on how places like Chennai in the East Coast typically sees summer bloom late compared to the interior places of the state. Under the influence of an off shore trough running from Goa to Kerala parts of West Coast is likely to see moderate to heavy spells of rains.  Though this does not signify an [Read More]