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Northeast Monsoon 2017 Outlook

October 17, 2017 11:39 pm COMK - Chennai Rains 358

While Southwest Monsoon continues to withdraw from the Indian sub continent the eyes are now firmly on the onset of Northeast Monsoon.  The retreating monsoon that is the lifeline of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry is the most anticipated event by the weather bloggers of Chennai.  Keeping in mind the importance of Northeast Monsoon we at COMK have tried to provide a simple inference on what could be in store for Tamil Nadu & Pondicherry during this monsoon for this year. In this context we would also like to mention that we have taken a slightly more holistic approach in terms [Read More]

As Bay Low Pressure evolves rain chance for South TN

October 17, 2017 8:00 am COMK - Chennai Rains 173

The Bay Low Pressure continues to evolve slowly with IMD expecting it to be come a depression in the next 24 hours or so.  Currently pretty much stationary over the region between Andaman Islands & Chennai it lies in a zone of high shear which possibly is going to go against the system intensifying rapidly over the course of the next couple of days. In the meanwhile many parts of Chennai got light to moderate spells of rains in the evening while cloudy skies with intermittent drizzle set the tone for most of the day yesterday under the influence of [Read More]

Low Pressure in Bay of Bengal

October 16, 2017 6:31 am COMK - Chennai Rains 239

As mentioned in our post yesterday a Low Pressure in Bay of Bengal has formed around the Central Bay region roughly to the East of Chennai.  Yesterday IMD confirmed further withdrawal of Southwest Monsoon from more parts of the country.  The Monsoon has completely withdrawn from Uttar Pradesh & Madhya Pradesh as well along with the rest of Northwest Indian states.  Further progress could be expected in the next couple of days on this front. In the meanwhile consequent to the Low Pressure in Bay of Bengal thunderstorm activity will slow down in Peninsular India on account of the streamlining [Read More]

Evening Thunderstorms in North Tamil Nadu

October 15, 2017 6:51 am COMK - Chennai Rains 190

As the Bay Circulation develops thunderstorms in North Tamil Nadu continues to persist with yesterday seeing decent rains in many parts of Vellore, Krishnagiri, Kanchipuram, Villupuram & Tiruvannamalai districts.  Southern suburbs of Chennai received a sharp spell of shower in the evening particularly to the south of Tambaram and parts of OMR areas. Most models have been indicating the low pressure in Bay of Bengal to form in the next 24 hour or so we could slowly start seeing the thunderstorms slow down in the interior areas.  The wind instability that was driving thunderstorms for most of the days in [Read More]