Southwest Monsoon Forecast 2015 – Who is Right?

The last two days has seen intense debate on the latest Southwest Monsoon Forecast 2015 put out by IMD.  IMD has warned this year’s Southwest Monsoon could be as low as 88% of Long term Average which effectively means we are staring at a potential second successive drought.  Compare this against the stand taken by […]

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Tamil Nadu Rains over a few Interior places Expected

After playing hide and seek for a couple of days the rains finally happened last evening though it was far too isolated to provide comfort to all of us. Places to the North & West of Chennai got the heaviest rains.  Poonamallee to our west got about 30 mm rains while the Weather Station at […]

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Chennai Rains Wet Start to June on the cards

The Advent of June is a new season for India, the Southwest Monsoon season, World’s most anticipated Weather Event.  Chennai though does not get directly impacted by this monsoon, being a rain shadow region, but gets widely impacted by the Thunderstorms that get triggered by the travelling moisture from the West Coast under unstable conditions,

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Interior Tamil Nadu Rains & Isolated Hailstorms on the cards

This summer has already seen hailstorms in many places of Interior Tamil Nadu, even as recent as last Friday pockets of places around Krishnagiri saw hailstorms while few areas in Vellore saw hailstorms on Wednesday. Today could potentially see hailstorms in a few places

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Southwest Monsoon Kerala Onset. Will monsoon keep up its date?

It is that time of the year when almost the entire Indian farming fraternity wait eagerly for the IMD announcement about Onset of Monsoon of Kerala.  Traditionally June 1 is considered the Monsoon Onset.  So what are the probabilities of Southwest Monsoon Kerala Onset happening on time?

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