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Chennai Summer 2016 – A Comparison

May 3, 2016 12:00 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

We have seen Chennai Summer 2016 provide us some hot and uncomfortable days so far.  How bad has been this year in comparison with the last few years.  Did we see far worse years than this?  A COMK Study comparing the Chennai Summer 2016 with the previous years starting from the turn of this millennium.   We have restricted this study to the 60 preceding days from 2nd May which covers the Early Summer Days of Chennai.  We have done this study using the Station Data of Chennai Meenambakkam which has continuous data for all these available without any breaks. [Read More]

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Hot Chennai Summer Day Ahead – Stay Cool

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

The start of May signifies the hottest Chennai Summer period coinciding with the கத்திரி & அக்னிநட்சத்திரம் period in the Indian system of following weather.  Yesterday was no different with the temperatures in Chennai and most parts of Tamil Nadu notching up a couple of degrees across the board.  Karur Paramati was the hottest at 41.5 degrees while Salem, Vellore & Tiruttani also crossed 41 degrees. Like yesterday parts of Kerala, South TN, Interior Karnataka, Rayalseema region and Telengana could receive isolated spells of rains under the influence of the prevailing Line of Wind Discontinuity.   Northeast India will continue its [Read More]

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Hotter Days in Chennai is on the cards

May 1, 2016 12:00 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

While most of last week saw moderate weather, hotter days in Chennai is on the cards in the coming week.  Yesterday Chennai Nungambakkam was only marginally hotter (0.2°C) while Meenambakkam was about 0.8°C hotter compared to normal expected temperatures at this time of the year.  The early part of the day is likely to see Southwesterly Winds which is going to play a role in the day time temperatures While last week it was mostly Southerly winds that was keeping the temperature under check for the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu, we are likely to see the winds blow more [Read More]