Coastal Tamil Nadu to see increased rainfall activity

As most of Tamil Nadu awaits the onset of Northeast Monsoon many places around Chennai recorded light to moderate rains yesterday.  Anna University recorded 27 mm while the automatic weather station at IMD Nungambakkam recorded 8 mm as this post was made. If one looks at the wind pattern it pretty much shows how the […]

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Northeast Monsoon Onset Just around the corner

After many a false starts this year the onset of Northeast Monsoon may finally happen soon with things slowly falling into place for a moderate rainfall activity to happen over most of Tamil Nadu this week.  The effect of Northerlies has started to wane & one can feel this with the reduced early morning chillness […]

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Volatile Bay of Bengal keeps models guessing

One of the often repeated phrases by meteorologists is how difficult it is to give weather forecasts for Tropical Areas.  Bay of Bengal possibly signifies this best in the current context.  The models are so inconsistent in their outputs due to ever changing dynamics that we are seeing outputs as crazy as very severe cyclones  […]

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Bay churns a disturbance against all odds

As we step into the 8th day of delay in Northeast Monsoon onset there is some progress seen in Bay of Bengal. The broad circulation that’s been lingering around the Equatorial waters and adjoining parts of South bay has developed a weak low pressure area off the coast of Sri Lanka. May be in sync […]

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வரும் ஆனா வராது phase continues for NEM Onset

While all of Tamil Nadu maintains a tense wait for NEM onset nature churns things at its own pace without any show of emotions.  With 2 / 3 false alarms already seen with regard to potential Northeast Monsoon onset the key question remains is whether will Northeast Monsoon check in at the next available opportunity. […]

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No Immediate Improvement in Monsoon dynamics likely

While the wait for Northeast Monsoon continues, last week in our post indicating subdued start to Monsoon we had provided an indicative chart of Rainfall Anomaly for the subsequent 7 days. A few of our regular readers have given a positive feedback on the chart and how it could be useful for those who need […]

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NEM Onset Guessing Game continues

While the wait for NEM onset continues  a lot of anxiety and worries has started creeping up among people about the delay in onset. The early morning misty conditions and the sudden drop in night time temperatures have increased the worry quotient. Did the flooding / cyclone rumours a couple of weeks back from a […]

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Dry Conditions to prevail over Tamil Nadu

Compared to the past few days rains have eased over large areas of Tamil Nadu yesterday sticking to mostly parts of South TN.  Places like Chennai saw nice and crisp sunshine during the day devoid of any major clouding.  Indicative of the dry conditions today early morning also saw temperatures lesser than last night in […]

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South Coastal TN / Delta Areas likely to see Isolated heavy rains

As Tamil Nadu waits for the onset of Northeast Monsoon, IMD announced the complete withdrawal of Southwest Monsoon from the Indian Sub Continent yesterday a delay of 7 days in comparison to the traditional withdrawal date of October 15th. Even though officially Northeast Monsoon has not yet started so far the season, from October 1st, […]

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Wait for Monsoon onset continues

As we get into the last 10 days of October a sense of anticipation sets into the weather bloggers and a sense of expectation for the people of Tamil Nadu.  According to IMD the normal onset date for NorthEast monsoon is 20th October with a deviation of +/- 7 days. At times in our exuberance […]

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