Thunderstorms to check in over South TN

Yesterday saw a pick up in thunderstorms over Tamil Nadu as moderate to heavy rains lashed parts of Pudukottai & Sivaganga districts along with a few parts of delta areas in Thanjavur & Nagappattinam districts. Manamadurai AWS recorded 36 mm of which 35 mm fell in one hour between 5:30 and 6:30 PM. After nearly […]

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Thunderstorm possibilities for Delta

With Southwest Monsoon on Durango mode for the past few days thunderstorm activity while not completely stopping saw a weak phase over most of Tamil Nadu. After stalling for majority of June aided by positive developments on either side Southwest Monsoon went on a coast to coast slalom run covering most of the country except […]

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Thunderstorm activity to continue over North TN

Yesterday saw parts of Chennai & Suburbs record moderate thunderstorm activity triggered by a perfectly placed sea breeze front in the late afternoon. Yesterday’s radar was a classic case of how sea breeze could trigger thunderstorms on its own as places around Guindy, Chromepet saw light rains around 4 PM in the evening. If one […]

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Cauvery Basin – Cautious Optimism Needed

After two bad years Cauvery Basin has seen a strong start this year on the back of an early Monsoon Onset over Peninsular India. As a matter of fact the current year’s storage levels are the highest this decade for this time of the year. At nearly 60 TMC the storage at Karnataka dams has […]

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Possible Rains in Chennai & Coastal TN

After few days of disappointment yesterday saw some spell of Rains in Chennai return back. In particular some of the Western and Northern suburbs of Chennai recorded moderate rains. While both the major IMD observatories at Nungambakkam & Meenambakkam missed out on rains the IMD weather stations at Puzhal & Madhavaram recorded 9 & 5 […]

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Southwest Monsoon badly Needs Momentum

Weather observers regularly explain there is no connection between early onset of Southwest Monsoon and its performance for the season. Many a year despite delayed onset the overall performance of Southwest Monsoon has been relatively good. 2018 seem is currently gasping for breath despite an early fairly strong Monsoon Onset over Kerala. Since 9th June […]

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Thunderstorms likely in many parts of C. India

The last few days have seen fairly subdued phase of thunderstorms over most parts of South India disappointing a lot of weather bloggers who were optimistic on the back of some consistent model outputs. As many would say Vagaries of Weather once again proved it can have the laugh last despite a lot of technological […]

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Chance for thunderstorms in Coastal Tamil Nadu

Last couple of days have seen fairly weak thunderstorms activity over North Tamil Nadu with yesterday seeing very subdued conditions right through the evening. While Monday saw some activity in the delta districts overall the thunderstorms caused by “Veppa Salanam” has been low since the turn of the week. Monsoon picking up over the West […]

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Hot Conditions to persist over East Coast

The month of June typically sees Hot conditions persist over parts of East Coast of India particularly over South Andhra Pradesh & North Tamil Nadu even though Monsoon makes its progress over the rest of the country. We have explained the reasoning many a times on how places like Chennai in the East Coast typically […]

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Rains in Chennai bring Relief

Yesterday saw the return of Rains in Chennai as Monsoon surge weakened over the West Coast. In our Tamil Blog we had made a post on how the “Veppa Salanam” or Convective Rains happen. In text book style yesterday’s Rains in Chennai had Sea Breeze Front influence the conditions, clear skies during the afternoon provide […]

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