Bay of Bengal gets ready for Seasonal Change

October 14, 2017 8:11 am COMK - Chennai Rains 192

As the interiors continue their show Bay of Bengal has been churning slowly to bring about the seasonal change of winds from Westerlies to Easterlies.  More on that a little later.  Yesterday saw parts of South Tamil Nadu & West Interior Tamil Nadu enjoy a very good day of rains as places like Coimbatore was hit by moderate rains with the western suburbs of the city enjoying much heavier spells of rains during the day.  With yesterday’s spell of 23 mm Coimbatore has now completed its annual rainfall quota of 59 cms joining Vellore.  The next two IMD observatories to [Read More]

Coastal Tamil Nadu could see Rainfall Activity

October 13, 2017 7:07 am COMK - Chennai Rains 255

As most parts of Interior Tamil Nadu continue to see regular thunderstorms coastal areas were left to enjoy the spillover thunderstorms.  Places like Chennai over the last few days have seen only blink and miss storms while areas about 30 kms from the coast have enjoyed moderate to heavy rains at times.  With an Upper Air Cyclonic Circulation in Bay the wind pattern has slightly become favorable for the coastal areas like Delta districts to enjoy a thunderstorm or two.   While the bulk of the rains are likely to happen over the interior places today as well, things are looking [Read More]

Underrated Thunderstorm season Marches on in Tamil Nadu

October 12, 2017 8:18 am COMK - Chennai Rains 162

The relentless march of thunderstorms in Tamil Nadu since the turn of October has been continuing with yesterday also seeing many interior parts of the state getting good rains under the impact of wind instability induced conducive atmospheric conditions.  In a welcome news parts of South Tamil Nadu also recorded good rains with places like Kamudhi getting rains after a long break. In another piece of good news Southwest Monsoon has started to withdraw once again after stalling for more than 10 days in Northwest India.  With things in place for further withdrawal we could see some daily movement on [Read More]

Interior Tamil Nadu continues to enjoy Daily Thunderstorms

October 11, 2017 7:12 am COMK - Chennai Rains 203

The story of daily thunderstorms in Interior Tamil Nadu continues as yesterday also saw many places of the state get moderate to heavy rains from late night thunderstorms.  A few notable mention from yesterday include Perambalur, Ariyalur, Salem, Madurai,  Villupuram, Vellore Krishnaigiri & Tiruvannamalai districts. Chettykulam in Perambalur district recorded nearly 9 cms in a two hour spell around midnight as slow moving thunderstorms dumped rains in the areas it passed through.     Places like Salem, Vrinchipuram & Kallakurichi indicate the interior story that has been unraveling this October.  Salem has got about 19 cms since the turn of [Read More]