Depression in Bay to make slow progress at the cost of Monsoon onset

The Well Marked Low has intensified into a Depression in Bay of Bengal over the last 24 hours.  Over the next 24 hours we could possibly see the Depression in Bay intensify into a Deep Depression and subsequently into a Tropical Cyclone by around Sunday evening / late night.  It has been making very slow […]

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As Bay Low Pressure continues to develop, rains expected in S. Tamil Nadu

The Bay Low that has formed in Central Bay has intensified into a Well Marked Low in the same area.  Over the next couple of days it is expected to intensify into a Depression.  Some models are estimating the Bay Low to possibly go onto become the first post monsoon Tropical Cyclone of 2016.  With […]

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Low Pressure in Bay of Bengal, the first step towards Northeast Monsoon

A Low Pressure in Bay of Bengal has formed near Andaman Islands yesterday.  It is expected to intensify into a Well Marked Low over the next 24 – 48 hours.  As we had mentioned a couple of days back in our post one of the key triggers for the change of winds from Westerlies to […]

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Isolated Rains likely in South Tamil Nadu, Status Quo elsewhere

As most of Tamil Nadu eagerly awaits some positive news on the onset of Northeast Monsoon dry weather continues to dominate most of Peninsular India.  As mentioned in our post yesterday IMD is expecting a Low Pressure Area to form in Central Bay of Bengal from the Current Upper Air Cyclonic Circulation that is prevailing […]

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Dry Weather in Tamil Nadu set to continue with eyes on Bay of Bengal

Weather in Tamil Nadu continues to be dry across the state as the wait for the onset of Northeast Monsoon continues.  IMD has confirmed yesterday Northeast Monsoon is likely to miss its normal onset date of 20th October though +/- 7 days is considered the normal window.  The entire Indian sub continent is pretty much […]

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Second Summer in Tamil Nadu fading away

This October has become famous for the abnormal temperatures in Tamil Nadu with many places like Dharmapuri, Tirunelveli, Karur etc recording the highest day time temperatures for the month of October.  Tirunelveli (Palayamkottai) recorded 40°C for the first time on an October day on 12th October.  Most places were recording around 2 – 5 degrees […]

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Northeast Monsoon Express to arrive behind schedule

With SWM retreating fast all eyes are on the Northeast Monsoon express that is the lifeline of Tamil Nadu.  While the scheduled arrival (Onset according to IMD) is October 20th (+/- 7 days) this year Northeast Monsoon could arrive behind schedule thanks to unfavorable conditions that have been continuing over Bay and further to the […]

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As Southwest Monsoon makes a quick retreat dry conditions expected

Southwest Monsoon has been making a quick retreat over most parts of the Indian Sub Continent with all of North India, major parts of West India and some parts of East & Central India seeing the last of Southwest Monsoon 2016.  The lower level Anti Cyclonic Circulation is firmly in place over Northwest India bringing […]

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While Parched South TN gets relief West Pacific holds key for Northeast Monsoon

The transition time between Southwest Monsoon and Northeast Monsoon always throws up some of the most intense thunderstorms of the season in the interior places of Peninsular India.  Yesterday was no surprise with many places in South Tamil Nadu recording very heavy rains particularly around Madurai, Theni & Virudhunagar districts.  It was a welcome relief […]

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Another day of widespread rains in Tamil Nadu, South TN to join the party today

Widespread rains continued in Tamil Nadu for the second straight day as the wind induced discontinuity triggered thunderstorms right through the night all the way from Bangalore in South Karnataka to the Delta districts in Tamil Nadu.  Thirukoilur in Villupuram district recorded 103 mm at the time of making this post of which 80 mm […]

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