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Is Bangalore Winter Getting Lost to Urbanization?

February 5, 2016 12:00 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

Is Bangalore Winter getting warmer? A question for which most old timers of Bangalore would say a convincing yes.  “Bangalore Winter is no more as cool / cold as it used to be”, is something we hear often these days. So is there merit in this thinking or are we over reacting. A couple of weeks back we had run a similar analysis for Chennai which pretty much showed there was a clear warming up of Winter in Chennai.  We have used the same NCEP Climate Forecasting System Reanalysis to understand how the temperatures have been changing since 1979.  As [Read More]

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Increased Night time Temperature in Chennai Expected

February 4, 2016 12:00 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

The last 3 or 4 days has seen night time temperature in Chennai return to pleasant & cool mode with temperature in Nungambakkam recording around 22°C while the Airport IMD observatory recorded 19.7°C a couple of days back.  This was on account of the High Pressure Zone which was present over Peninsular India.  As a consequence even interior places of Tamil Nadu recorded fairly cold weather conditions with Dharmapuri dipping to 13.8°C yesterday. These conditions are expected to change from the weekend with slightly warmer mornings set to return back to Chennai and most parts of Coastal Tamil Nadu.  While [Read More]

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Weather in Andhra & Telengana continues to be hot

February 2, 2016 12:00 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

The last few days has seen heat wave like weather in Andhra & Telengana particularly in the interior places. Nandigama near Vijayawada recorded the first 100°F mark in South India for this year on Monday. While yesterday was not as bad as Monday the overall temperatures continued to be in excess of 36°C in many places across the region. The day time temperatures are expected to be above normal for most parts of the interior Peninsula with parts of Telengana, Rayalseema and interior Karnataka continuing to see temperatures in the region of 36 / 37°C.  Like a couple of days back [Read More]

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Cool Mornings in Chennai to continue for day or two

February 2, 2016 12:00 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

The start of February has seen the return of Cool Mornings to Chennai.  Yesterday saw the minimum temperature drop a notch or so compared to the previous week or ten days.  Today Chennai has seen a cooler morning with the IMD Weather Station in Nungambakkam recording lower temperature compared to yesterday. Thanks to the clear skies the pattern of Diurnal Pressure is more pronounced over Peninsular India with a localized High Pressure Area sitting to the West of Chennai.  Due to the presence of this High Pressure Area early mornings see a more pronounced Westerly Land Breeze moving into Chennai [Read More]