Spike in Temperatures likely over Chennai & Suburbs

Chennai has seen a relatively comfortable summer so far with the IMD observatory at Nungambakkam still to touch 100°F while the observatory at Airport is still to touch 40°C. There has been an eager anticipation among weather bloggers whether Chennai will end 2018 summer like 2004 without touching 40°C. Southwest Monsoon continues to make progress […]

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Southwest Monsoon Checks In

Southwest Monsoon officially checked into Indian Sub Continent with IMD announcing the onset over parts of Nicobar Islands. Interior Tamil Nadu which has been enjoying very good Pre Monsoon thunderstorms saw another good day yesterday over West Interior Tamil Nadu with Perundurai in Erode district recording nearly 6 cms of rains from the evening thunderstorms. […]

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Active day of rains likely over South Tamil Nadu

Yesterday saw many parts of Tamil Nadu record moderate rains. In particular the districts of Erode, Namakkal, Madurai saw a places come under intense evening thunderstorms. The upper air Cyclonic Circulation has been playing a vital role in the enhancement of thunderstorms. Very severe cyclone Mekunu is now close to landfall over the coast of […]

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Active Phase of Thunderstorms for Tamil Nadu

As we get closer to the onset of Southwest Monsoon the most active phase of thunderstorms for Tamil Nadu is upon us. The most intense thunderstorms are normally seen just before the onset of monsoon as a lot of moisture gets pumped into the atmosphere creating ideal conditions for instability driven thunderstorms to explode. Yesterday […]

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Last Few Days of Pre Monsoon Thunderstorms

As Monsoon dynamics churns slowly but steadily we are into the final leg of the pre monsoon thunderstorms. We have mentioned quiet often the probabilities of thunderstorms or “Veppa Salanam” Rains as its announced over most Main Stream Media is primarily a Wind Instability aided thunderstorms assisted by day time convective heating under clear skies. […]

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Countdown for Monsoon2018 Onset Begins

The countdown for Southwest Monsoon Onset has well and truly begun with North Indian Ocean getting active as the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone moves into Northern Hemisphere. While the Westerlies have been slightly behind schedule they are expected to pick up pace as conducive conditions are estimated by models for a boost in monsoon dynamics […]

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Interior Tamil Nadu to see High Intensity Thunderstorms

Yesterday saw a relatively weak day of thunderstorms in Peninsular India though there was noticeable activity around Krishnagiri, Madurai, Theni districts. Parts of South Karnataka in particular the adjoining areas of Northwest Interior Tamil Nadu saw some of the thunderstorms move from East to West to give moderate rains to areas like Mandya etc. So […]

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Evolving Southwest Monsoon Onset Dynamics

One of the most anticipated weather events across the globe is the onset of Southwest Monsoon over the Indian Sub Continent. Not only it is closely watched by the farming community even a lot of businesses that hinge on a successful agricultural season look forward to a timely & strong onset of Southwest Monsoon. As […]

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Active Thunderstorms Day for Interior Tamil Nadu

With just a day away from the normal touch down date for Monsoon in Indian Sub continent, thunderstorms are likely to peak over the next couple of days over the interior parts of Peninsular India before Monsoon dynamics slowly come into place. May 20th is the normal onset date for Southwest Monsoon in the southern […]

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Temperatures to climb up over North TN

This summer so far temperatures across Tamil Nadu has been near normal or slightly below normal in many places. Occasional spells of increased temperatures were seen when Easterlies weakened and the Westerlies strengthened. With the seasonal shift from Easterlies to Westerlies not picking pace yet the sub par summer has been continuing. In the same […]

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