Cyclone Vayu forms over Arabian Sea

As indicated by most weather models the deep depression over Central Arabian Sea has intensified into Cyclone Vayu. In a blessing in disguise as this system climbs up in latitude it will gradually drag the monsoon onset as well over the West Coast. From yesterday the Northern parts of Kerala has started receiving good rains […]

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Heat wave like conditions over parts of North Tamil Nadu

While Southwest Monsoon dominates weather talk elsewhere its the heat quotient that continues to dominate weather discussions around Chennai. Yesterday saw the IMD Observatory at Meenambakkam record 43ºC nearly 6 degrees above normal for this time of the year making it the hottest day of the year so far. The Monsoon checked in over Southern […]

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Developing Low gives Monsoon Boost

The D Day is almost upon us. Monsoon Onset over Kerala is now a matter of hours as the Official weather agency of the country, IMD, runs through their check of Onset Criteria in terms of rains, winds & cloudiness to confirm the official Monsoon onset over Kerala. In terms of depth of Westerlies while […]

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Monsoon Onset over Kerala likely by weekend

Monsoon onset over Kerala is a phrase that evokes a lot of emotions to not only weather enthusiasts but also the professionals among the weather community. What starts as a trickle a month or so earlier observing sea surface temperatures, pressure charts over Southern Hemisphere & looking at change in wind directions reaches its crescendo […]

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Developing Wind Dynamics indicative of Monsoon Onset

Southwest Monsoon continues to stall along the lower latitudes of North Indian Ocean. After a few days lull as of yesterday it touched the extreme Southern shores of Sri Lanka while on a normal year most of the island would have been under Monsoon dynamics by 25th May. Through our Monsoon Inference posts we have […]

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Northwest Interior TN to see thunderstorms

As the wait for Southwest Monsoon onset continues, thunderstorm activity has been quietly giving some much needed rains to interior Tamil Nadu. Yesterday saw few places in Vellore & Kanchipuram district record moderate thunderstorms in the evening as isolated rainfall activity was seen over Interior TN & South Interior Karnataka. Satellite Images indicate a visible […]

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