Some Respite from Heat for Chennai

May 31, 2017 7:16 am COMK - Chennai Rains 69

Under the influence of Cyclone Mora, in Bay of Bengal, Chennai saw relentless heat for the last couple of days.  Yesterday once again both the observatories recorded above 41°C with Nungambakkam recording identical maximum of 41.6°C and Meenambakkam recording just 0.1°C lesser than the previous day’s high of 41.8°C. Things though are likely to improve from now on. In the meanwhile Southwest Monsoon has reached the shores of Indian Sub Continent that is likely to bring a smile to a lot of people in the country.  After two successive poor monsoon years an early onset will go a long way [Read More]

After an Emotional Roller Coaster Day in Chennai, Another Day of Heat awaits us

May 30, 2017 6:32 am COMK - Chennai Rains 131

They say Chennai Weather is boring with only three seasons Hot, Hotter and Hottest.  No one will say Chennai weather is boring after the emotional roller coaster day yesterday.  Sizzling temperatures, thunderstorms & rains As Bill Lawry’s famous phase went “Its all happening in Chennai” More on that later. Southwest Monsoon has made further progress over parts of Arabian Sea in the Comorin area and over large parts of Sri Lanka as well.  In the next 24 hours or so we could possibly see Monsoon touchdown over Indian Mainland well on course for a normal onset as estimated by IMD [Read More]

Cyclone Mora in Bay heads to Bangladesh as Hot & Dry Weather to prevail over Tamil Nadu

May 29, 2017 6:36 am COMK - Chennai Rains 277

For the year 2017 the second cyclone has formed in Bay of Bengal, “Cyclone Mora” a name given by Thailand in the North Indian Ocean Cyclone Name Roster has followed Cyclone Maarutha in forming over Central Bay of Bengal.  As was the case with Cyclone Maarutha the current disturbance also could trace its origin in the seas around Andaman Islands and as is the case more often than not with Pre monsoon cyclones is taking a Northward track towards Bangladesh. Not often would one see Bay of Bengal host two cyclones during the pre monsoon season.  As a matter of [Read More]

Heat Quotient to Increase on Last day of Agni Nakshathiram

May 28, 2017 5:32 am COMK - Chennai Rains 134

As Agni Nakshathiram 2017 winds down, today being the last day, heat quotient is set to be pushed up a notch over North Tamil Nadu under the influence of the Bay disturbance under the influence of the Well Marked Low Pressure which is expected to become a Depression in the next 12 – 24 hours or so.  Numerical Models are fairly consistent on a Northerly track for this disturbance on its way to making landfall in Bangladesh about 48 to 72 hours from now. In the meanwhile Southwest Monsoon has advanced over parts of Sri Lanka and Comorin areas as [Read More]