Isolated Thunderstorms to pick up over TN

The remnant depression from Cyclone Nisarga now lies over parts of Madhya Maharashtra as it continues to move in a East / Northeast Direction over Central India. Expected to weaken into a Well Marked Low later in the day it ended up giving a scare to Mumbai but spared the metropolis of major damage after […]

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All Set for Southwest Monsoon 2020

It is that time of the year when all eyes are over West Coast for the arrival for the annual Southwest Monsoon. Traditionally the Monsoon Onset date over Kerala has been 1st of June with a variance of +/- 7 days as per IMD. This year IMD has revised the dates for Onset & Withdrawal […]

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Thunderstorms to move closer to the Ghats

On Wednesday & Thursday large parts of Tamil Nadu saw thunderstorms under the influence of an elongated Upper Air Cyclonic Circulation that was stretching from off Tamil Nadu coast to Comorin Sea. Weather models were consistent on this circulation moving over to Arabian Sea and subsequently descending into a Low Pressure triggering monsoon dynamics for […]

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Another Stormy Evening ahead for Interior TN

Yesterday saw a very active evening of thunderstorms with many parts of the state recording fairly intense thunderstorms. Hailstorms were reported over parts of Tirupathur, Tiruppur & Salem districts as wind induced instabilities created by the Upper Air Cyclonic Circulation off the TN coast aided the thunderstorms triggered by the convective process through day time […]

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Has something changed with ECMWF??

Failures are stepping stones to Success is a famous proverb which is normally used for motivation. In the context of weather forecasting understanding failures becomes critical to become successful as feedback is an integral part of numerical weather models. As most know by this time some of the most common & popular numerical models used […]

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Interior TN continues to sizzle

After a few days of intense heat places along the coast got some respite yesterday due to the arrival of weak sea breeze early in the afternoon for places like Chennai. Further away from the coast there was no respite with sea breeze unable to make a headway until late in the evening. Tiruttani recorded […]

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No respite from Heat for North TN

Since Tuesday the heat quotient over North TN has increased with both Chennai observatories recording above 41ºC for the past three days while the IMD Observatory at Chennai AP recording two consecutive days of 42ºC for the past couple of days touching 42.5ºC which was the highest recording since 10th of June last year. As […]

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Real Summer starts for North TN

While the entire world of weather enthusiasts from across the globe has their eyes set on Cyclone Amphan that became the first Super Cyclonic Storm to form in Bay of Bengal after the infamous 1999 Odisha Super Cyclone the weather bloggers of Chennai has been eagerly awaiting the onset of Real Summer for North Tamil […]

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Amphan thunders along the Bay

After ambling around lazily for couple of days Cyclone Amphan underwent a bout of rapid intensification yesterday becoming a Very Severe Cyclonic storm in the process. In what could be the closest anolagy it behaved like all private buses across the country waiting to pick up tickets around Bus Stops as though the clocks stopped […]

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Cyclone Amphan all set for Rapid Intensification

IMD last evening confirmed the first cyclone of the year 2020, Cyclone Amphan, a name provided by Thailand and pronounced as “Um-pun”. After remaining near stationary for nearly 60 hours it has started showing momentum moving gradually in a NNW direction since last evening. As of today morning 5:30 AM it currently lies at about […]

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