“Cold Morning in Chennai” set to Continue

January 11, 2016 6:10 am COMK - Chennai Rains 97

The last couple of days has seen cold morning in Chennai with yesterday recording the lowest temperature of the season in both the City & Airport observatory. This trend of cold mornings is expected to continue for the next few days as well with most parts of Peninsular India enjoying a mild cold wave. A few factors working together has meant this cold wave type conditions have set it over Peninsular India though it has set in delayed for this year.  The first most important factor is the presence of High Pressure over Peninsular India, as one could observe from [Read More]

Chennai Weather – Cold Weekend on the cards

January 9, 2016 5:51 am COMK - Chennai Rains 120

The last week saw slightly warmer than normal weather in Chennai during the mornings.   Today saw the coldest day of Chennai for 2016 with the IMD AWS in Nungambakkam recording 21.6°C at the time of writing this post.  The COMK AWS in Anna Nagar has recorded 20.5°C at 5 in the morning today which is the lowest since the station was set up last November.  With the trend of lowest temperatures being recorded after day break expect these temperatures to fall further by around 6:30 AM.  The Airport observatory had already dropped to 22.4°C at 11:30 PM last night, [Read More]

Northeast Monsoon 2015 withdraws from Tamil Nadu – IMD

January 8, 2016 6:59 am COMK - Chennai Rains 85

While the Northeast Monsoon season ends on December 31st, IMD announces the end of Northeast Monsoon based on wind, rainfall & other meteorological parameters falling in place according to established protocol. Yesterday IMD has announced the withdrawal of Northeast Monsoon 2015 from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka. With this one of the most eventful monsoons of recent times come to an end. The season ended with Tamil Nadu recording 53% excess rainfall, Pondy recorded 61% excess at the same time.  The 5 districts to have received the highest amount of rainfall were respectively Kancheepuram – 183% , Tiruvallur – 149 %, [Read More]

Season of Warm Winter in India continues

January 7, 2016 8:25 am COMK - Chennai Rains 79

In what is a pattern developing regularly the season of warm winter in India seem never ending.  As has been the pattern this season since December except for occasions under the influence of incoming Western Disturbances the temperatures tend to stay on the higher side compared to climatological averages. As one would observe in the below 5 day outlook chart except for parts of Peninsular India almost right across the country the temperature anomaly is consistently  higher setting the tone for the Warm Winter in India. While we carried a few days back places in the West Coast breaking long [Read More]