Cyclone Fani all set for Rapid Intensification

Cyclone Fani has intensified into a Severe Cyclonic storm and is currently lying near Pondicherry latitude at a distance of about 600 kms E/SE of Chennai. Over the next 24 – 48 hours it is expected to intensify further into an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm as it cross the latitude of Chennai. At its closest […]

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Cyclone Fani makes slow progress

Cyclone Fani continues to make slow progress in Bay of Bengal and is expected to intensify into a Severe Cyclonic Storm. Currently lying about 925 kms to the E/SE of Nagappattinam the cyclone has tracked roughly in a NW direction though has been moving slowly. Models are fairly in agreement about the NW movement to […]

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Intensification Phase ahead for Cyclone Fani

Cyclone Fani, currently lying at 7.3N, 88E, about 975 kms E/SE of Nagappattinam, has been taking a Northward track climbing up the latitudes. With its entry now into the open waters of Bay the system is looking at an active intensification phase ahead. Compared to yesterday’s satellite image today Cyclone Fani is certainly looking better […]

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Deep Depression to become Cyclone Fani Today

Yesterday’s Well Marked Low intensified into a Deep Depression over night and is in on its way to becoming Cyclone Fani over the next 6 – 12 hours or so. Still lying in the lower latitudes of Equatorial Bay, as we mentioned in our post yesterday the South movement by its Cross Equatorial Sibling has […]

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Bay Low likely to intensify into a Depression today

The Low Pressure Area in Equatorial Bay intensified into a Well Marked Low last evening and is likely to intensify further today into a Depression. The overall theme though continues to remain fluid with the disturbance keeping both weather watches & weather models on tenterhooks alike. Overnight satellite images show the disturbance trying to cut […]

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Low Pressure in Bay, system consolidation awaited

In what is going to be a nail biting journey for not only weather bloggers but media & public as well, the Low Pressure Area has formed in Equatorial Bay very close to the Equator. This is the first step in this journey towards what is likely to be a very strong Pre Monsoon Cyclone. […]

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Eyes on Bay but Nature runs at its own pace

From yesterday the talk of the town has been possible Cyclone towards Tamil Nadu. While weather bloggers have been keeping an eye on weather models for a possible disturbance to evolve the Flash Alerts by Television media from yesterday afternoon has created a frenzy. The dry spell and poor NEM last year has added to […]

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Thunderstorms likely over North Interior TN

After a few days yesterday saw a relatively quiet day on the thunderstorm front as the wind instability triggering thunderstorms was less pronounced due to the Circulation off Sri Lanka becoming more pronounced. Even temperatures stayed low yesterday across most of Tamil Nadu as remnant clouding from the late night thunderstorms had an effect on […]

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Interior areas likely to see thunderstorms continue

The Pre Monsoon thunderstorm season has well and truly begun with heavy thunderstorms lashing parts of Kanyakumari, Dindigul, Virudhunagar district last evening. Rajapalayam recorded 12 cms while Lower Kothayar in Kanyakumari district recorded 10 cms rains. Similarly Kodaikanal recorded good rains as well. The advent of thunderstorms though has brought some respite to temperatures as […]

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Interior TN to witness Hot Election Day

As whole of Tamil Nadu goes to voting for electing the MPs’ from their respective constituencies uncomfortably hot weather during the afternoon in the interior areas need to be kept in mind. Yesterday saw 6 places in Tamil Nadu cross 40 degrees with today likely to be around the similar mark too. While parts of […]

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