Cauvery Basin – Flooding Risk Ahead

August 11, 2018 6:28 pm COMK - Chennai Rains 0

On a day when the Cauvery Basin dams outflow in Karnataka accumulate to nearly 1.40 lakh cusecs it becomes necessary to think slightly further ahead on what could turn out to be testing times for all those who are living along the Cauvery Basin right from Wayanad till Delta districts.  The outflow from Stanley reservoir at the time of updating this post  has been stepped up to 1.25 lakh cusecs which is higher than even the outflow during the second fortnight of July when inflows into the dams across Cauvery Basin swelled on the back of a very strong & [Read More]

Likely Late Night Rains in Chennai & Suburbs

August 10, 2018 9:24 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

Last night saw isolated rains in Chennai and surrounding areas after what was a fairly hot day with Chennai AP recording 38.0°C, 3.3 degrees above normal and Chennai Nungambakkam recording 37.1°C, 2.3 degrees above normal for an August day.  The IMD observatory at Nungambakkam recorded 14 mm bulk of it fell between 7 & 9 PM in the evening. With westerlies slightly slowing on account of the low pressure in Central India fading away it has brought some respite to Kerala which has seen the rains slightly ease from the monster spells of Tuesday & Wednesday.  Though the trapped moisture [Read More]

Active Monsoon in West Coast increases Flood Risk

August 9, 2018 7:30 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

Active Monsoon in West Coast triggered by the west travelling monsoon disturbance over Central India.  After maintaining its depression status for more than 48 hours, currently lying as a Well Marked Low over North Chhattisgarh & East Madhya Pradesh has indeed brought back Monsoon in West Coast after a lull of nearly fortnight. As mentioned in our post yesterday morning under certain conditions both sides of Peninsular India get rains.  Despite active Monsoon in West Coast parts of Coastal Tamil Nadu recorded rains from thunderstorms yesterday evening.  The storms were fast moving due to the strong Westerlies bringing sudden sharp [Read More]

Depression to bring Monsoon Mojo back

August 8, 2018 7:34 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

The Monsoon Depression currently lying just along the shores of North Odisha / West Bengal is likely to bring some of the Mojo back into Southwest Monsoon after a spell of weak Monsoon dynamics since the turn of August.  Yesterday morning saw heavy rains lash coastal Odisha under the influence of this disturbance with Puri recording nearly 40 cms rains for the 24 hours ending at 8:30 AM, 7th August 2018. The Monsoon Depression has already dragged the Monsoon Trough southward from the position near foothills last week.  As it moves further inland in a W/NW direction it is likely [Read More]