COMK Cauvery Series 2019 – Alarm Bells Ring once again for Cauvery Basin

At COMK we take a lot of pride in the Cauvery series we put every year during the Southwest Monsoon period. Not only does it give us a sense of satisfaction when we try to interpret the inflow data to understand how the irrigation year is likely to shape up for the farmers of the […]

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Southwest Monsoon to pick up pace

Southwest Monsoon, already running at a delayed pace, went into a pseudo break mode for the past few days as things slowed down completely on the Monsoon dynamics. This though gave a window of thunderstorms for Tamil Nadu including Chennai giving a few days of thunderstorms that came as a much needed relief to the […]

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Thunderstorms to continue over South India

Thunderstorms over Tamil Nadu continued yesterday as well with parts of Cuddalore, Villupuram, Thanjavur, Madurai districts. Unlike the past few days rains around Chennai were less spread spatially though city areas like Nungambakkam, Kilpauk, Mylapore recorded light to moderate spells just before midnight. The mid level circulation off the coast of Tamil Nadu / Andhra […]

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North TN thunderstorms likely to continue

For the 3rd time in the last four days parts of Chennai & Suburbs recorded light to moderate rains. While Chennai Nungambakkam is still to record any meaningful spell of rains so far in so many months the Airport IMD observatory at Meenambakkam has accumulated 5 cm of rains so far. Its only a matter […]

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Chance for thunderstorms in TN

Aided by the Low Pressure that prevailed over North Bay Southwest Monsoon finally made some progress covering large parts of Peninsular India. Though running well behind schedule IMD confirmed the onset of Southwest Monsoon was complete over Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh & large parts of Telangana. It remains to be seen though if current […]

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Monsoon 2019 Racing with Hand Brakes On (COMK SWM Series-3)

There is an Old Saying “முதல் கோணல் முற்றிலும் கோணல்”, Monsoon 2019 started on a weak wicket with a delayed onset pretty much setting the trend so far. It is indeed not a good reading to see core Southwest Monsoon regions like Kerala, Coastal Karnataka, Konkan reeling under very high deficits with the 3rd week of […]

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Some respite from heat on the way for Chennai

During the last couple of weeks Chennai has been seeing only hot hot weather. Nungambakkam has been recording above 40 degree Celsius since 8th June except for one day similar has been the case with Meenambakkam as well. With cyclone Vayu going through a long life cycle the moisture over Peninsular India reduced drastically playing […]

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Sizzling Sunday ahead for Chennai

Since the Onset of Southwest Monsoon over Kerala on 8th June, Chennai Nungambakkam has seen the maximum temperature cross 40°C on six days while 3 of those days it crossed 41°C. During the same period the IMD observatory Meenambakkam crossed 41°C on six occasions. The satellite image not only shows about the poor monsoon conditions […]

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Dynamics of Monsoon Thunderstorms in Tamil Nadu

Veppa Salanam thunderstorms as they are called often in Tamil Nadu is a weather event that always fascinates weather bloggers across the Indian Sub Continent. Pre Monsoon & Post Southwest Monsoon thunderstorms follow a pattern of forming around the Convergence Zones triggered by the seasonal wind changes, as the wind pattern shifts East to West […]

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Gujarat on alert as Very Severe Cyclone Vayu bears down

Very Severe Cyclone Vayu has been slowly moving towards the Gujarat coast, as it continues to intensify under conducive sea surface and atmospheric conditions. Currently lying around 300 kms to the Southwest of Mumbai its been moving at a jogging pace at about 10 km/h in a rough North/Northwest direction. While all the talk has […]

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