Coastal Tamil Nadu continues to be under Monsoon surge

November 6, 2017 7:26 am COMK - Chennai Rains 512

Northeast Monsoon continues to be active over Coastal Tamil Nadu with Delta districts enjoying another very good day of rains last night. While places to the North of Chennai saw heavy spells of rains last evening, on and off rains have been the order of the day since early morning in most parts of the city.  Going by radar today is likely to be another day of spells of rains amidst breaks with heavy spells at times for most parts of Coastal Tamil Nadu. The wind charts pretty much sums up the story for Coastal Tamil Nadu with strong moisture [Read More]

Strong Easterlies to push Moisture into Interiors

November 5, 2017 9:50 am COMK - Chennai Rains 846

Since the start of Northeast Monsoon the Easterlies have been playing cat and mouse with mostly the coastal areas benefiting from the wind convergence zone and stalled thunderstorms resulting in heavy to very heavy rains across the coastal areas while the interior areas were left high & dry.  For the first time the Easterlies were showing signs of streamline which has now seen some rainfall numbers clocked by the interiors With the Low Pressure off Sri Lanka weakening into an Upper Air Cyclonic Circulation becoming less marked we are likely to see another day of streamlined Easterlies which will once [Read More]

Low Pressure in Bay Continues to Hold Monsoon Key

November 4, 2017 7:01 am COMK - Chennai Rains 1095

The Near Stationary Low Pressure in Bay of Bengal persisting off Sri Lankan coast continues to hold the Monsoon Key triggering near continuous rains over Coastal Tamil Nadu.  In the past we have mentioned about how the performance of Northeast Monsoon & the presence of disturbances are intertwined.  This Low Pressure in Bay once again proves this relationship with the current spell of rains which is reaching its 6th continuous day after starting last Sunday. Yesterday evening most parts of Chennai recorded moderate to heavy spells of rains after a completely dry day allowing the water to drain after the [Read More]

Northeast Monsoon Batters Chennai

November 3, 2017 7:13 am COMK - Chennai Rains 1180

Yesterday Northeast Monsoon was active over Coastal Tamil  Nadu battering places in and around Chennai with heavy intensity spells which started in the evening and continued well until midnight.  The heaviest spells of rains happened around 10:30 PM with many parts of the city, in particular places closer to the coast recording cloud burst type rains during this time. A convergence of winds created conducive conditions for thunderstorms to thrive for hours together.  We had mentioned about this possibility in our yesterday’s post but little did we expect Chennai to be battered like this.  Slow moving thunderstorms stalling just off [Read More]