Moderate Rains likely over Coastal TN

After a few days of break parts of Chennai woke up to light rains over many parts of the city. Places slightly North of Chennai and northern suburbs of Chennai recorded moderate rains in a few places. Ennore Port recorded 6 mm at the time of making the post as isolated thunderstorms slowly make their […]

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Could MJO give NEM2019 a late season flourish?

Though it NEM 2019 may not be active over Chennai & suburbs a lot of action is happening around the Indian Ocean. A combination of influence from planetary waves & favorable tropical conditions mean the Equatorial Indian Ocean on either side is teeming with activity. Add one of the strongest Positive IOD episodes in recent […]

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Isolated Heavy Rains likely in Delta

After a few days Chennai and most of Tamil Nadu wakes up to relatively dry conditions as school children enjoy a Bonus holiday that was declared last evening. As the famous song in the movie Guna went said அது என்னவோ தெரியல என்ன மாயமோ தெரியல most often the rains in Chennai stop as though powered by […]

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Heavy Rains likely over North TN

Northeast Monsoon saw one of its best days of the season yesterday as perfect conditions created by Easterlies and enhanced by the presence of MJO over the Indian Ocean brought widespread rains across almost all of Tamil Nadu with many places recording heavy rains. Chennai city has been getting spells of rains right through since […]

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NEM 2019 all set for a Steroid Boost

Many a time people wonder what is the influence of MJO over Northeast Monsoon. The easiest example to relate about the influence of MJO over Northeast Monsoon is to compare the years 2015 & 2016. The former saw a favorable MJO circuit over Indian Ocean during NEM time while the latter saw the first visit […]

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Easterlies keep NEM 2019 ticking

While most weather bloggers get carried away by Planetary waves like MJO, ER, CCKW etc sometimes its the underrated weather factors like Easterly Tropical waves that go about doing their jobs without any fuss. To give a footballing analogy for all the attacking riches the Galacticos of Real Madrid during the early years of this […]

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Text Book Style NEM brings active Monsoon conditions

When it Rains it Pours goes the saying. This is almost always applicable to Chennai & suburbs. Though the city area once again missed out the southern suburbs of Chennai received the heaviest spell of this year’s Northeast Monsoon season as many private weather stations recorded triple digit rainfall scores around the southern suburbs & […]

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Rains to pick pace over Coastal Tamil Nadu

After a lull of few days yesterday evening saw the return of rain bands over Coastal areas of North Tamil Nadu as parts of Cuddalore district and adjoining areas of Pondicherry recorded moderate to heavy spells of rains in the night. While the IMD observatory at Cuddalore reocrded more than 6 cms of rains neighbour […]

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Isolated Heavy Spells along Coastal Tamil Nadu

மாமழை போற்றுதும்! மாமழை போற்றுதும்! நாம நீர் வேலி உலகிற்கு அவன் அளிபோல் மேல் நின்று தான் சுரத்தலான்! சிலப்பதிகாரத்தில் இளங்கோ அடிகள் மங்கள வாழ்த்தில் மழையை பற்றி இவ்வாறு போற்றி இருப்பார். அச்சத்தைத் தருகின்ற கடலால் சூழப்பட்ட உலகம் முழுவதற்கும் சோழன் கருணையைப் பொழிகிறான். அதுபோல, அந்தப் பெரிய மழையும் மேலே நின்று வளங்களைச் சுரக்கிறது. ஆகவே, மாமழையைப் போற்றுவோம்! As an elixir of life without doubts Rains could create wide […]

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Tropical Waves set to boost NEM

As we get into the last week of November the fears & worries about a possible failure of Northeast Monsoon starts to become bigger with each passing day. On the back of a very poor 2018 it’s understandable there’s a sense of panic when rains miss out. But what we tend to miss out is […]

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