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World Environment Day 2015

June 5, 2015 12:00 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

Did you know 2014 was the hottest year on record .  Did you know the first 4 months of 2015 has been hotter than even 2015.Did you know 9 out of 10 hottest years of all time have happened since 2000. Will I get impacted by Environmental Damage?  Why Should I be bothered? Can one person make a difference? Yes you can.

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Southwest Monsoon Forecast 2015 – Who is Right?

June 3, 2015 12:00 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

The last two days has seen intense debate on the latest Southwest Monsoon Forecast 2015 put out by IMD.  IMD has warned this year’s Southwest Monsoon could be as low as 88% of Long term Average which effectively means we are staring at a potential second successive drought.  Compare this against the stand taken by India’s only Private Weather Forecaster, SkyMet, who are sticking to their original forecast of 102%  Rainfall of Long Term Average. So Who is Right?

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Tamil Nadu Rains over a few Interior places Expected

June 3, 2015 12:00 am COMK - Chennai Rains 0

After playing hide and seek for a couple of days the rains finally happened last evening though it was far too isolated to provide comfort to all of us. Places to the North & West of Chennai got the heaviest rains.  Poonamallee to our west got about 30 mm rains while the Weather Station at Nungambakkam got only 1 mm.  The weather station near Marina fared better by getting about 3 mm.