Interior Peninsular India enjoys a day of intense thunderstorms

May 27, 2017 6:08 am COMK - Chennai Rains 107

Yesterday saw one of the most widespread thunderstorms in Peninsular India with large swathes of the region coming under the effect of pre monsoon thunderstorms.  Aided by the presence of the Low Pressure Area in Bay of Bengal the afternoon convective thunderstorms bloomed into a wide spread activity mirroring a synoptic scale rainfall event.  Interior districts of Tamil Nadu like Vellore, Salem, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, enjoyed a very good day of rains while even coastal places like Mahabalipuram enjoyed a spell of thunderstorms in the late afternoon.   Yecaud recorded about 6 cms rains while Vrinchipuram on the banks of River [Read More]

Summer Thunderstorms to light up Interior Tamil Nadu

May 26, 2017 4:44 am COMK - Chennai Rains 219

With Southwest Monsoon onset nearing the summer heat in Tamil Nadu has started to ease with most places now settling in high 30s’ except for North Tamil Nadu where temperatures continue to remain around 40°C and above.  But this is expected at this time of the year when Westerly winds take centre stage making things more comfortable for places in Western & Southern TN which typically see an early summer around April.  Yesterday under cloudy skies most places in coastal North Tamil Nadu also saw near normal temperature day. Things are expected to remain similar today as well with most [Read More]

Hot Summer day ahead for Tamil Nadu

May 25, 2017 7:28 am COMK - Chennai Rains 98

After a gap of couple of days while interior places of North Tamil Nadu like Tiruttani & Vellore saw a reduction in temperature, strangely both Chennai observatories recorded above 40°C with Meenambakkam touching the 41°C mark.  Except for the two Chennai observatories, Tiruttani & Vellore no other station in Tamil Nadu crossed the 40°C mark as near normal temperatures prevailed across the state.  In the meanwhile the Southwest Monsoon is on course for its onset over Kerala as the Upper Air Cyclonic Circulation over Bay of Bengal has triggered the burst of Equatorial Westerlies making it conducive for the Monsoon [Read More]

Near Normal Temperatures to prevail over Tamil Nadu

May 24, 2017 5:27 am COMK - Chennai Rains 135

While the intense heat wave conditions are behind us yesterday saw places like Tirutani & Vellore record temperatures around 42 / 43°C while Chennai Airport once again recorded 40°C after a break of two days.  Nevertheless most of the temperatures were closer to normal with no abnormal heat seen.  Along with Vellore &  Tiruttani Chennai Airport was the only place in Tamil Nadu to touch 40°C yesterday with most other places seeing lower temperatures. Numerical models indicate today could also be a day of mostly near normal temperatures for most parts of Tamil Nadu with few places possibly seeing a [Read More]