Monsoon 2019 Remains a Worry – (COMK SWM Series – 2)

On 20th May we had given a slightly long term inference on what to expect from Southwest Monsoon 2019 during its initial stages where we had indicated about weak / delayed onset. Keeping in mind the importance of Monsoon we will try to give a slightly long term take on what to expect from Southwest […]

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Monsoon dynamics to build Momentum

The stuttering start to Southwest Monsoon could slowly pick up pace as MJO influence has appeared over the western parts of Indian Ocean. Satellite images indicate convection improving along the Equator indicative of the improved conditions due to the presence of MJO over the region. Weather models also indicate a weak Equatorial Rossby wave influence […]

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Interior Peninsular India to see active thunderstorms

The last few days have seen many places in interior Peninsular India record good evening thunderstorms. On Sunday Bangalore saw many trees uprooted as a high intensity thunderstorm lashed the metropolis and surrounding parts of Karnataka. As the country waits for the onset of Southwest Monsoon the Bay branch is showing signs of building some […]

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Heat wave conditions in North TN

With monsoon dynamics stuttering and stalling as it tries to build some momentum to move into Indian Sub continent summer has been par for course until now in Tamil Nadu. Even yesterday the IMD observatory at Nungambakkam recorded 2 degrees below normal aided by the sea breeze arrival at mid morning. Today though weather models […]

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Thunderstorms likely over Interior Parts

The last week of May is upon us when typically large parts of Bay & associated areas of Indian Sub Continent sees Monsoon Dynamics prevail. Between 15th & 20th May almost all of Andaman Islands would be under Southwest Monsoon while the Sri Lankan west coast will start seeing monsoon dynamics between 20th & 25th. […]

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Stronger than normal Easterlies prevent thunderstorms over TN

While focus is always on summer and monsoons more often than not there are many areas of Tamil Nadu that look forward to the thunderstorm season. Especially parts of Kongu belt which come under the Leeward side of Western Ghats during Southwest Monsoon and too far away during normal Northeast Monsoon time get their majority […]

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Weak Monsoon Dynamics A Worry – But Larger Threat Ahead (COMK SWM Series – 1)

As we get closer to the last week of May the most talked about phrase among weather watchers of the Indian Sub Continent is Monsoon Onset. Would it be on time over Kerala? How active would the onset spell be? Will it cover the entire country without any stall scenario? For the agrarian community of […]

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Interior Thunderstorms to slow down in TN

In what was another day of Summer Heat & Thunderstorms many parts of Tamil Nadu saw moderate thunderstorm activity bringing rains to parts of Trichy after what was a very hot day when temperatures touched 41.8ºC giving much relief in the evening to the citizens of the Rock Fort city. For the 5th day in […]

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Temperatures to be under control for Chennai & Suburbs

After a period of heatwave conditions, temperatures over Chennai & Suburbs have settled back to normal levels for the last few days. Yesterday both the IMD observatories at Nungambakkam & Meenambakkam recorded 0.5 & -0.4ºC respectively below average indicating the comfortable day time conditions prevailing along the coast. Today also things are likely to be […]

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Isolated thunderstorms likely over Interior Tamil Nadu

Yesterday saw the central parts of Tamil Nadu see increased heat quotient as Trichy AP & Karur Paramathi recorded 41.7 & 41.8°C being the hottest places in the state. While the usual suspects Vellore & Tiruttani saw some reduction in temperatures compared to the previous days both the Chennai observatories recorded increased temperatures due to […]

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