Some Respite from Heat for Chennai

Under the influence of Cyclone Mora, in Bay of Bengal, Chennai saw relentless heat for the last couple of days.  Yesterday once again both the observatories recorded above 41°C with Nungambakkam recording identical maximum of 41.6°C and Meenambakkam recording just 0.1°C lesser than the previous day’s high of 41.8°C. Things though are likely to improve […]

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After an Emotional Roller Coaster Day in Chennai, Another Day of Heat awaits us

They say Chennai Weather is boring with only three seasons Hot, Hotter and Hottest.  No one will say Chennai weather is boring after the emotional roller coaster day yesterday.  Sizzling temperatures, thunderstorms & rains As Bill Lawry’s famous phase went “Its all happening in Chennai” More on that later. Southwest Monsoon has made further progress […]

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Cyclone Mora in Bay heads to Bangladesh as Hot & Dry Weather to prevail over Tamil Nadu

For the year 2017 the second cyclone has formed in Bay of Bengal, “Cyclone Mora” a name given by Thailand in the North Indian Ocean Cyclone Name Roster has followed Cyclone Maarutha in forming over Central Bay of Bengal.  As was the case with Cyclone Maarutha the current disturbance also could trace its origin in […]

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Heat Quotient to Increase on Last day of Agni Nakshathiram

As Agni Nakshathiram 2017 winds down, today being the last day, heat quotient is set to be pushed up a notch over North Tamil Nadu under the influence of the Bay disturbance under the influence of the Well Marked Low Pressure which is expected to become a Depression in the next 12 – 24 hours […]

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Interior Peninsular India enjoys a day of intense thunderstorms

Yesterday saw one of the most widespread thunderstorms in Peninsular India with large swathes of the region coming under the effect of pre monsoon thunderstorms.  Aided by the presence of the Low Pressure Area in Bay of Bengal the afternoon convective thunderstorms bloomed into a wide spread activity mirroring a synoptic scale rainfall event.  Interior […]

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Summer Thunderstorms to light up Interior Tamil Nadu

With Southwest Monsoon onset nearing the summer heat in Tamil Nadu has started to ease with most places now settling in high 30s’ except for North Tamil Nadu where temperatures continue to remain around 40°C and above.  But this is expected at this time of the year when Westerly winds take centre stage making things […]

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Hot Summer day ahead for Tamil Nadu

After a gap of couple of days while interior places of North Tamil Nadu like Tiruttani & Vellore saw a reduction in temperature, strangely both Chennai observatories recorded above 40°C with Meenambakkam touching the 41°C mark.  Except for the two Chennai observatories, Tiruttani & Vellore no other station in Tamil Nadu crossed the 40°C mark […]

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Near Normal Temperatures to prevail over Tamil Nadu

While the intense heat wave conditions are behind us yesterday saw places like Tirutani & Vellore record temperatures around 42 / 43°C while Chennai Airport once again recorded 40°C after a break of two days.  Nevertheless most of the temperatures were closer to normal with no abnormal heat seen.  Along with Vellore &  Tiruttani Chennai […]

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Another Muted Day likely on Temperature front for Chennai

As temperatures started to ease over Tamil Nadu yesterday saw a very good day of summer thunderstorms over interior Tamil Nadu with many places in Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Salem, Krishnagiri, Erode, Dharmapuri & Coimbatore districts enjoying good rains.  Along with Interior Tamil Nadu adjoining parts of Andhra & Karnataka also saw summer thunderstorms lash the region. […]

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Hot Days Streak Eases for Chennai, Near Normal Trend to Continue

The Hot Days streak for Chennai and coastal areas of North Tamil Nadu eased yesterday as both the observatories recorded sub 40°C for the first time since 13th May 2017.  While Nungambakkam recorded 38.1°C the airport observatory at Meenambakkam was slightly hotter at 39.8°C falling just short of the 40°C which is classified as the […]

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