Weak Thunderstorm Activity to Continue over Tamil Nadu

August 22, 2017 6:59 am COMK - Chennai Rains 87

After nearly a fortnight of moderate to strong thunderstorm activity over many parts of Tamil Nadu the last couple of days have seen the rains slow down with the spatial spread of thunderstorms reducing by the day.  Yesterday was no different once again with some isolated activity during the evening over parts of North Tamil Nadu.  The higlights being Palacode in Dharmapuri dt recording 19 mm, Ennore port with mm and Chennai AP with 15 mm. The current toppers of Southwest Monsoon pretty much sums up how it has been very benevolent to the Rain Shadow areas of Tamil Nadu [Read More]

Rains to continue over Coastal Karnataka & Kerala

August 21, 2017 6:52 am COMK - Chennai Rains 83

After a long time places in Coastal Karnataka & Kerala have been getting moderate rains for continuous days as yesterday also many places recorded rains in the region under the influence of reviving Monsoon dynamics.  In a news that will make the farming community in the Cauvery Basin happy, Madikeri & Wayanad districts have recorded moderate rains yesterday as well.  While the heavy rains that is likely to increase the inflows into the dams dramatically is certainly missing given the context every drop will count from now. Yesterday Tamil Nadu once again saw moderate thunderstorms that flashed past few places [Read More]

Blustery Conditions to Prevail over Tamil Nadu

August 20, 2017 6:13 am COMK - Chennai Rains 140

While overall thunderstorms have slowed down over most of Tamil Nadu, yesterday saw Chennai and surrounding areas receive light to moderate rains with Puzhal recording about 17 mm rains while Mailam, Pondicherry, Neyveli recorded some light rains as well.  Overall though August has been extremely good for Tamil Nadu so far with the state sitting at 35% excess as of yesterday though the two core monsoon districts Nilgiris & Kanyakumari along with Tirunelveli continues to see deficit conditions. Windy conditions are expected to prevail over most parts of Tamil Nadu under the influence of strengthening Westerlies as the Low Pressure [Read More]

West Coast Wakes Up as Southwest Monsoon set for revival

August 19, 2017 7:26 am COMK - Chennai Rains 91

In a news which is likely to bring a lot of Cheer the west coast has started waking up from its mid season slumber as Southwest Monsoon is set for a revival under the influence of the Low Pressure area that has formed in the Bay of Bengal. While the revival is not likely to bring active monsoon conditions immediately the current spell of dry weather is likely to be broken. Since July 31st the Core Monsoon Zone Standardized Rainfall Chart is below average bringing the overall monsoon average to -5.1% as of yesterday. Things have started to pick up [Read More]