Countdown for Monsoon Onset Begins

May 22, 2018 6:04 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

The countdown for Southwest Monsoon Onset has well and truly begun with North Indian Ocean getting active as the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone moves into Northern Hemisphere.  While the Westerlies have been slightly behind schedule they are expected to pick up pace as conducive conditions are estimated by models for a boost in monsoon dynamics.   With Arabian Sea all set to host a cyclone for second week in succession it will give a strong impetus for the Monsoon surge to move into the West coast of Indian Sub Continent by early next week for possibly a before normal onset.  As [Read More]

Interior Tamil Nadu to see High Intensity Thunderstorms

May 21, 2018 9:03 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

Yesterday saw a relatively weak day of thunderstorms in Peninsular India though there was noticeable activity around Krishnagiri, Madurai, Theni districts.  Parts of South Karnataka in particular the adjoining areas of Northwest Interior Tamil Nadu saw some of the thunderstorms move from East to West to give moderate rains to areas like Mandya etc.  So far Summer 2018 has been a subdued affair for Chennai with the IMD Observatory at Meenambakkam still to touch 40°C while the observatory at Nungambakkam is still to touch 38°C.  Relatively strong Easterlies have ensured this subdued summer conditions have been prevailing so far.  With [Read More]

Evolving Southwest Monsoon Onset Dynamics

May 20, 2018 7:26 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

One of the most anticipated weather events across the globe is the onset of Southwest Monsoon over the Indian Sub Continent.  Not only it is closely watched by the farming community even a lot of businesses that hinge on a successful agricultural season look forward to a timely & strong onset of Southwest Monsoon.  As mentioned in our post the first touchdown over Indian Sub Continent is Andaman Islands and we are now technically at the onset window.  The most active phase of thunderstorms over the interiors are just as the monsoon dynamics get set for an onset.  Some of [Read More]

Active Thunderstorms Day for Interior Tamil Nadu

May 19, 2018 6:32 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

With just a day away from the normal touch down date for Monsoon in Indian Sub continent, thunderstorms are likely to peak over the next couple of days over the interior parts of Peninsular India before Monsoon dynamics slowly come into place.  May 20th is the normal onset date for Southwest Monsoon in the southern parts of Andaman Islands effectively the first port of arrival in India though the much more famous Monsoon Onset over Kerala (MOK) happens about 10 days later. Models indicate an increase in temperatures over North Tamil Nadu with many places in the interior areas of [Read More]