Chennai’s Warmer than normal Night time temperatures to continue for a few more days

The expected Easterly wave provided some isolated rains over North Tamil Nadu.  These isolated rains over coastal Tamil Nadu is expected to continue over the next couple of days or so.  Consequent to this Easterly Wave the night time temperatures over coastal Tamil Nadu has been a couple of degrees higher than normal. This situation […]

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Isolated Rains expected over parts of North Coastal Tamil Nadu

The expected easterly wave is pushing some moisture towards Peninsular Coast. Some places in North Tamil Nadu, near the coast, could get isolated Showers starting today over the weekend. The rains could peak during early mornings. Major spell of rains may not happen but one or two places could get a heavy spell or two. […]

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Chennai to experience cool dry weather through the week

Most of Tamil Nadu is expected to have dry weather in the days to come.  The temperatures are expected to be near normal with winds blowing from Northeast rather than blowing in a Northerly direction from the land.  These conditions are expected to continue for whole of the coming week. South east bay has a […]

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Cold Nights to continue for a couple of days, light rains possible around Friday / Saturday

Chennai is seeing cold nights with early mornings especially nippy.  It is expected to continue for a couple of days more at the least. There is a minor disturbance in the Bay which is under marginal development potential.  The area around Andaman Islands is showing some good convection which potentially could move towards the Peninsular […]

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Cold Pongal on the cards for North Tamil Nadu

With cold wave conditions sweeping over most areas of India, temperatures have been dropping every where.  Dry Cold Air has been enveloping all of Northern Hemisphere with the monsoon trough firmly establishing itself in Southern hemisphere. Peninsular India is no exception.  Places in Deccan Plateau like Bangalore etc are seeing minimum temperature of about 13 […]

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Chennai to see cold nights

Chennai’s winter has set in with 10th January seeing the lowest minimum temperature of the  year at 17.9 Degrees in Meenambakkam and 19.0 Degrees. A short take on why the temperatures have dropped for Chennai, though it was expected. Currently Peninsular India is under the influence of a High Pressure Area near Gujarat which is […]

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Chennai’s Short Winter to take effect soon

There is a proverb in Tamil, காக்கைக்கும் தன் குஞ்சு பொன் குஞ்சு, Chennai might have a mild summer that’s called winter but its our very own winter and its time to enjoy it. Chennai’s short mild summer aka winter season will take effect shortly.  The easterlies had been providing some moisture to the eastern coast of Peninsular […]

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January Cyclone Historical Perspective

IMD has officially acknowledged Northeast Monsoon has ended.Though the easterly winds would continue till possibly April the chances of rains would depend hugely on any synoptic conditions in the form of an easterly wave pushed in from Western Pacific or possibly any disturbance developing over in Bay of Bengal.

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Northeast Monsoon Rainfall Analysis for Chennai (1958 to 2012)

Lot of discussions happen among weather enthusiasts on what factors provide a good Northeast Monsoon for Chennai.  While there are a lot of factors that influence rains, this analysis is restricted to finding how ENSO & IOD have behaved during various rainfall years to get an understanding on what is an ideal correlation between the two […]

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