Rains in Chennai bring Relief

June 16, 2018 6:45 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

Yesterday saw the return of Rains in Chennai as Monsoon surge weakened over the West Coast.  In our Tamil Blog we had made a post on how the “Veppa Salanam” or Convective Rains happen. In text book style yesterday’s Rains in Chennai had Sea Breeze Front influence the conditions, clear skies during the afternoon provide the necessary convective lift around places to the West of Chennai to bring the first batch of thunderstorms & Rains in Chennai. Like Yesterday today also is likely to be a fairly hot afternoon ahead with mostly clear skies after the remnant thunderstorms clear early [Read More]

Hottest day of the year likely in Chennai

June 15, 2018 7:43 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

As monsoon started to weaken over the West coast yesterday saw Chennai Nungambakkam IMD observatory reached the highest temperature of the year of 39.8°C recorded earlier in the year during late May. While on Wednesday a fairly strong sea breeze front brought some respite yesterday saw a YoYo battle between Westerlies and sea breeze taking the temperature up and down during the evening. Satellite image clearly indicates the weakening of Monsoon over the West Coast with rain bands reducing over the ghats of Kerala & Karnataka. This is likely to slow down the rains for a few days bringing much [Read More]

Thunderstorm possibility for Coastal Tamil Nadu

June 14, 2018 7:27 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

Just as the upper level Westerlies starts to show signs of weakening the models start showing thunderstorm possibility over the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and adjoining parts of South Andhra Pradesh. After a fairly active spell of monsoon surge over most parts of South Karnataka including the catchment areas of Kaveri & Bhadra basin the Westerly winds are seen slowing indicating the slightly weaker phase of monsoon ahead. Central & North Kerala areas got moderate overnight rains at many places and few places along the ghats got heavy spells as moisture push from the Arabian Sea continue to remain [Read More]

Increase in Temperatures likely over North TN

June 12, 2018 7:22 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

The last few days have seen temperatures in Chennai go back and forth with cloud cover playing a moderating role.  Nevertheless the max temperatures at Nungambakkam has already crossed 39°C 3 times since the start of June while whole of May saw only twice the IMD observatory record a max temperature of more than 39°C. With the disturbance over Northeast India moving inland it will gradually weaken decreasing the moisture drag over Peninsular India reducing the monsoon surge gradually. West Coast is already seeing a reduction in rains with the better spell of rains now confined to Coastal Karnataka & [Read More]