Alert – South India to Swelter, No Escape for TN too

March 11, 2016 6:23 am COMK - Chennai Rains 222

It is time for South India to swelter under hot day time conditions with temperatures expected to pick up during the weekend as a harbinger to the ensuing Sizzling summer that almost upon us.  As we mentioned in our update on 9th February yesterday has seen almost 15 places in the country, across Odisha, Telengana, AP & Vidharba regions,  cross 39°C with Bhawanipatna in Odisha topping at 39.8°C . While Central & parts of East India have started to see temperatures climb up from today it is the time of South India to join the party.  As we see models indicate [Read More]

Is El Nino responsible for Increase in Temperatures? – Part 1

March 10, 2016 3:52 am COMK - Chennai Rains 188

One of the often asked question among weather watchers Is El Nino responsible for Increase in Temperatures? Is there merit in the argument put forth often “El Nino & Global warming go hand in hand”.  In this study we look at a possible correlation between El Nino and temperatures across various places in India to understand if there is a clear relationship. We also take a close look on how temperature in Chennai reacts to periods of El Nino. For this study we have taken about 8 locations across the country with focus on South India keeping in mind our objective in [Read More]

Brace Yourself Hot Days in Tamil Nadu knocking at the Doors

March 9, 2016 6:20 am COMK - Chennai Rains 195

2016 has been moderate mostly without much hot days in Tamil Nadu so far.  Almost all parts of the county has gone through bouts of extreme heat at least once in 2016 yesterday it was Kannur in Kerala to set a new record in terms of highest temperature recorded with 39.0°C.  Tamil Nadu for most times was immune to this heat wave type conditions so far.  All that is set to change from now with Hot Days in Tamil Nadu set to make a return once again indicating the summer right at our doorsteps. Starting from today we can start [Read More]

Heat Wave like conditions expected over Central & East India

March 8, 2016 5:57 am COMK - Chennai Rains 139

Heat wave like conditions that existed in parts of East India around the 2nd half of February are likely to return once again to Central & East India.  Our regular readers would remember Bhubaneswar recorded 40.9°C  on 20th February, the first 40°C  of 2016 in India, during this period. As we get to the second part of this week Central & East India are likely to see heat wave like conditions return once again.  Yesterday we had posted the expected temperature anomaly chart for the coming week which indicated a potential situation like this developing. From 10th parts of Odisha [Read More]