On and Off spells of Rains in Chennai to Continue

Last Night saw fairly widespread rains in Chennai with few ares getting moderate to heavy spells of rains during the early hours.  As mentioned in our post yesterday it was one active day of Veppa Salanam thunderstorms in Tamil Nadu with bulk of the rains happening in Cuddalore / Villupuram districts.  While the IMD observatory at […]

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Active Veppa Salanam day likely over Tamil Nadu

Yesterday was expected to be a day of good Veppa Salanam thunderstorms over Tamil Nadu. Some models indicated strong possibility of wind instability induced thunderstorm activity. Contrary to what COMK estimated this did not translate into reality bringing only isolated rains in a few places with only parts of Tambaram getting some late night rains. […]

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Fluid Dynamics to bring Thunderstorms over Tamil Nadu

The last couple of days have seen an uptick of thunderstorms over Tamil Nadu.  Yesterday saw parts of Salem, Vellore, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram districts get moderate rains in the evening.  While Chennai and suburbs did not get major spells the IMD Observatory at Chennai Airport recorded 2 mm of rains.  Parts of Rayalaseema region recorded moderate […]

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Thunderstorms likely to continue over Tamil Nadu

Last night saw heavy thunderstorms lash over southern suburbs of Chennai while most parts of the city recorded light to moderate rains late in the evening.  As a matter of fact yesterday was possibly one of the best days of thunderstorms for Coastal Tamil Nadu with rainbands right from Delta districts all the way to […]

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Thunderstorms likely over North Tamil Nadu

The Western Ghats over Tamil Nadu, Kerala & Karnataka has been relatively subdued after the monster spell around Independence Day creating extreme flooding and huge damages to people and places around parts of Tamil Nadu, Kerala & Karnataka.  It was possibly a much needed respite from rains to allow the administration & thousands of Volunteers […]

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Thunderstorms likely over Coastal Areas

The weakening Monsoon that is eagerly expected by weather watchers for the thunderstorms opportunity showed its other face yesterday. Most places across North Tamil Nadu saw abnormally warm temperatures with places like Vellore recording nearly 4 degrees higher than normal for this time of the year. Both observatories in Chennai recorded about 3 degrees higher […]

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Spell of Thunderstorms ahead for Tamil Nadu

With back to back Monsoon low taking center stage of weather dynamics thunderstorms have taken back stage over Tamil Nadu with fairly dry conditions prevailing over the state. Time to time under improved monsoon surge while the places along the Ghats have got rains with some of the places getting heavy rains during the devastating […]

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Critical 24 – 36 Hours Ahead for Kerala Floods

Each passing day Kerala Floods is becoming one of the biggest disasters the state has faced for the past couple of generations. While some of the older generation including our own weather blogger from Trivandrum may have faint memories of the 1961 floods which was possibly the second worst in the last century, 1924 possibly […]

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Cauvery Basin – Flooding Risk Ahead

On a day when the Cauvery Basin dams outflow in Karnataka accumulate to nearly 1.40 lakh cusecs it becomes necessary to think slightly further ahead on what could turn out to be testing times for all those who are living along the Cauvery Basin right from Wayanad till Delta districts. The outflow from Stanley reservoir […]

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