Hot day, chance for Isolated Evening Rains in Tamil Nadu

June 14, 2017 6:56 am COMK - Chennai Rains 176

Yesterday saw most of Tamil Nadu go through a fairly hot day as clearer skies brought in an increase in temperature with the state seeing its 1st 40°C in almost a week as Madurai & Tiruttani recorded crossed the 40°C mark.  Chennai Meenambakkam recorded 39°C which was 1.7°C above normal for this time of the year.  Fairly strong Westerlies over the last few days meant the effect of sea breeze was delayed and possibly negligible as well. Today also most parts of Tamil Nadu is likely to see a hot day with day time maximum temperatures staying a degree or [Read More]

Dry Outlook for Chennai over the next couple of days

June 13, 2017 7:21 am COMK - Chennai Rains 88

While the West Coast has been active under Southwest Monsoon conditions Chennai has been seeing dry hot weather conditions prevail.  Yesterday the two Chennai observatories, Meenambakkam & Nungambakkam were the hottest IMD observatories in Tamil Nadu possibly indicating the strength of Westerlies which did not allow any chance for sea breeze to give early respite to the citizens of Chennai  Southwest Monsoon has reached up to Gujarat in the West coast while it makes a small progress by reaching up to Kolkata in the East India.  Overall the progress over East India continues to be to be poor with Monsoon [Read More]

Mumbai likely to see its Onset Spell of Monsoon 2017

June 12, 2017 5:35 am COMK - Chennai Rains 73

The Southwest Monsoon 2017 has been vigorous over the West Coast with the stretch between North Kerala & Konkan seeing the heaviest rains.  In what could be called as the first defining spell of this year’s Monsoon we are likely to see the Konkan coast join the party today under the influence of the off shore trough running from Maharashtra & Kerala and aided by the disturbance in Bay of Bengal. Southwest Monsoon has been making slow but steady progress over the past few days though in effect the Bay Branch around East & Northeast India has been stalled since [Read More]

Southwest Monsoon to be vigorous over Coastal Karnataka

June 11, 2017 6:49 am COMK - Chennai Rains 97

The Southwest Monsoon has finally started picking up pace after a lull since the onset a couple of weeks back.  Making slow progress since the onset the presence of a Low Pressure Area in Central / North Bay area has given a fresh impetus to monsoon surge creating possibly the first  vigorous phase of Southwest Monsoon 2017. The sequence of events confirm how important are the Monsoon disturbances in Bay of Bengal for the regular progress of Southwest Monsoon.  Cyclone Mora created the right dynamics for Monsoon Onset while the current disturbance is creating the right environment for the first [Read More]