Rain break for Chennai a firm possibility

Conditions were very good for Chennai to receive some rains yesterday and today morning.  Despite most models are predicting and some strong hope from us and other weather blogs as well except for a few isolated rains last morning Chennai did not receive any decent spell of rain.   Theoretically these two days were the […]

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Chennai in line to get its next spell of Rain

In yesterday’s post we had talked of Chennai’s lucky break for next spell of rains, it appears Chennai is indeed going to get the throw of dice from Bay of Bengal for the next spell of rains. We had hoped the Low Pressure trough prevailing near Andaman to extend in a NW direction for better […]

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Will Chennai get a lucky break?

As expected a low pressure trough exists near Andaman Islands.  Will this develop into an organized disturbance, looks doubtful though with nature it is never impossible. But it would certainly push Easterlies strongly into Peninsular India.  The low pressure trough is expected to move in a Westward direction towards Sri Lanka.  Thanks to ITCZ  being […]

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Chennai has to look at Hagupit for next spell of rains

As explained yesterday there is a mild Low Pressure Area that is showing signs of development in the Arabian Sea.  Unfortunately for Chennai it is at a fairly low latitude to provide any major advantage for North TN,  It is expected to continue in a Westerly direction towards Africa over the next few days.  Unlikely […]

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Active Bay brings back rains to Chennai

After a fairly long break, Bay finally brings back life to Northeast Monsoon with some decent spells of rain to Chennai and surrounding areas since yesterday.  Crucially it has provided some extremely heavy rains to South Andhra Pradesh which has come as a boon which was reeling under a huge deficit for the year. North […]

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Easterlies Picking up once again in Bay of Bengal

The Easterlies are slowly picking up in the Bay of Bengal. IMD has confirmed the existence of a Low Pressure Trough in the South West Bay as well.  As mentioned a couple of days in this blog, these two would slowly revive the rains for Tamil Nadu in the days to come. The Mild Low […]

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Northeast Monsoon Update – 6th December, Some More Rains for South Tamil Nadu

Finally some good news to share on the Rain front though how much of it would translate to Chennai is a billion dollar question. The first very important piece of good news for us is the slow momentum the Easterlies are building in the Bay of Bengal.  Over the next few days they would start […]

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Northeast Monsoon 2014 So Far – A case of too much, too far & too few

Pretty much quite Northeast Monsoon all across the Southern Peninsula with practically no rains whatsoever for the last couple of days.  There is nothing major on the horizon to change things up either over the next few days.  A case of bizarre Northeast Monsoon continues with long dry spells with occasional heavy spells at some places […]

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December Cyclones that Hit Tamil Nadu – Trivia

No. of Cyclones that hit TN during December in the last 50 Years : 7 Average Cyclone Frequency : Roughly once in Seven Years Years that had Cyclones hitting TN in December : 1964, 1967, 1972, 1993, 2000, 2005, 2011 Last Cyclone to hit TN in December : Cycone Thane in the year 2011 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclone_Thane Most […]

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Time to Enjoy Chennai’s Mild Summer

With the LPA effectively not developing due to various factors Chennai’s last chance for some decent rains after a two week break has ended.  In all probability Chennai’s Rain Break could extend well into December at least till around 7th of December. A simple take on how the next few days would are expected to […]

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