Cloudy Morning & Early Sea Breeze to check Chennai Temperature

June 2, 2016 7:09 am COMK - Chennai Rains 63

The first day of June saw Chennai Temperature touch 39 degrees at both the observatories, Nungambakkam & Airport, which was about a degree or so higher than normal.  Tiruttani was the hottest place in the state at 41.5 degrees while Vellore was the only other place to cross 40 degrees yesterday.  But fortunately thanks to the evening thunderstorms the temperatures came down around most parts of Vellore & Tiruvallur districts. Thanks to the remnant thunderstorms lingering around the region it has been a cloudy start today with  Chennai Temperature hovering around a degree or so lesser compared to yesterday.   [Read More]

Southwest Monsoon Onset over Kerala – Current Status

June 1, 2016 7:15 am COMK - Chennai Rains 124

As May gives way to June it is that time of the year, Southwest Monsoon Onset, a weather phenomenon that not only holds fascination for weather watchers across the globe but is critical to the growth prospects of India thanks to the large parts of the country that is still dependent on the monsoon for the agricultural prospects.  After two years of not so good monsoon it is essential this year’s Southwest Monsoon picks up pace fast with many areas of the country still reeling under severe drought and water scarcity.  The Monsoon Onset over Kerala (MOK) signifies the arrival [Read More]

Rainy Evening likely over North TN, Chennai Rains could be Touch & Go

May 31, 2016 6:13 am COMK - Chennai Rains 99

In a day of possible close miss for Chennai Rains, models are expecting a stormy evening for most parts of North Tamil Nadu.  With the Westerly winds firmly established now over Peninsular India it is time for various atmospheric instabilities to come into place to trigger likely thunderstorms over the region.  Prediction of summer thunderstorms are always a case of “Fraught with Risk” thanks to a larger number of unknowns for the models as well.  The evolution of summer thunderstorms owe a lot to local conditions which more often than not does not get accurately reflected in Numerical Model Outputs [Read More]

Near Normal Temperatures in Tamil Nadu, likely rains over Interior parts

May 30, 2016 6:54 am COMK - Chennai Rains 109

Yesterday saw temperatures in Tamil Nadu register close to normal or in some cases below normal as well under the influence of remnant moisture that was present from the previous day thunderstorms that impacted many parts of the state.  In what does not happen often Thootukudi was the hottest place in the state according to the temperature data from IMD Chennai.  Once in a blue moon scenario one very rarely sees Thootukudi topping temperatures in Tamil Nadu particularly around the month of May /  June. Today also temperatures in Tamil Nadu could be near normal or in some cases below [Read More]