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Northeast Monsoon 2017 Outlook

October 17, 2017 11:39 pm COMK - Chennai Rains 355

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]

Cauvery River Basin – Prudent Water Management a Long Term Solution

September 21, 2017 8:42 am COMK - Chennai Rains 57

As the delta districts celebrate the Kaveri Maha Pushkaram the once in 144 years event in a late season flourish Southwest Monsoon has possibly given a parting gift to the Cauvery Basin making a far more comfortable situation compared to 2016.  As most regular observers would know Southwest Monsoon holds the key for almost all of the major reservoirs of Tamil Nadu with most of them dependent on the rains in Western Ghats during this period. Yes in the past Northeast Monsoon has possibly often provided the opportunities for many a reservoir to overflow and possibly creating floods  but the [Read More]

Is Cauvery Basin heading for another poor year?

August 5, 2017 7:52 am COMK - Chennai Rains 105

  It is almost exactly a year back on August 1st 2016 we published this post about how the Southwest Monsoon has been showing a dichotomy in terms of rainfall pattern with coastal Karnataka & Kerala getting a much more raw deal compared to the Konkan coasts of Maharashtra.  If one were to look at the sub division wise performance one can clearly see a pattern, Konkan & Goa along with rest of Maharashtra seeing near normal rainfall while Kerala, South Interior Karnataka, Coastal Karnataka all seeing less rainfall with S.Int Karnataka & Kerala seeing high deficits. It is indeed very [Read More]

Southwest Monsoon Tamil Nadu District Highlights As of 15th July 2017

July 16, 2017 8:57 am COMK - Chennai Rains 45

With Southwest Monsoon completing about a month and a half in its journey for the year 2017 over Tamil Nadu including one Break in Monsoon Period its time to look  back how things are so far.  Yes  Tamil Nadu is indeed a rainfall with possibly only the districts of Kanyakumari & Nilgiris directly benefiting from Southwest Monsoon in addition to the ghat areas of Coimbatore & Tirunelveli.  Nevertheless 15 of the 32 districts of Tamil Nadu receive at least 35% of its annual rainfall during Southwest Monsoon indicating the important role SWM plays for TN despite being a rain shadow [Read More]