July provides some Hope for Monsoon – (COMK SWM Series 4)

The 4th post of the COMK Southwest Monsoon 2019 medium to long term inference. The earlier posts in this series are given below Monsoon 2019 Racing with Hand Brakes On – 20th June 2019 Monsoon 2019 Remains a Worry – 31st May 2019 Weak Monsoon dynamics remain a worry – 20th May 2019 It is […]

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Off Season Rains in Chennai – A COMK Perspective

On the back of the failure of Northeast Monsoon 2018 and the ground water resources depleting over most parts of Chennai most citizens of the city are looking to the skies for some spell of rains to mitigate the upcoming summer. Regular weather observers know the period between January to May is typically the off […]

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Chennai Drinking Water Crisis – Our Own Zero Day

On the bank of second Northeast Monsoon failure in 3 years Chennai Drinking Water Crisis is staring hard on the face of everyone. The water managers of the city are trying hard to find possible solutions to mitigate this crisis and formulate a survival plan until Northeast Monsoon 2019 which is nearly 9 months away. […]

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கைகொடுக்குமா கோடை மழை? – ஓர் ஆய்வு

2018ஆம் ஆண்டு வடகிழக்கு பருவ மழை பற்றாக்குறை நிலையில் வரும் குளிர் / கோடைகால மழையை #தமிழகம் எதிர்பார்க்கும் நிலையில் புள்ளிவிவர அடிப்படையில் கைகொடுக்குமா கோடை #மழை ஓர் #COMK ஆய்வு

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COMK Review of 2018 Weather Events

Since 2016 COMK has tried to offer a review of weather events that were unique and possibly discussion worthy during the calendar year. With 2018 giving way to 2019 in a couple of days time its review time of significant weather events pertaining to Tamil Nadu & rest of South India. This is by no […]

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Sub Par NEM2018 to put pressure on Groundwater Resources

While models indicate a couple of likely spells which may happen before the NEM 2018 season winds down on 31st December one cannot ignore that the Northeast Monsoon will get into wind down phase soon.  A lot of expectations were set before the start of the monsoon especially triggered by some good rains during the […]

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Does late Northeast Monsoon Onset influence Rainfall

An often repeated phrase during both Southwest Monsoon &  Northeast Monsoon is onset window typically does not have a major impact on the overall performance of the Monsoon Seasonal Rainfall.  On a broader scale of things it certainly appears to be the case with no clear relation between date of onset & overall performance of […]

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NEM Onset Guessing Game continues

While the wait for NEM onset continues  a lot of anxiety and worries has started creeping up among people about the delay in onset. The early morning misty conditions and the sudden drop in night time temperatures have increased the worry quotient. Did the flooding / cyclone rumours a couple of weeks back from a […]

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Twin Cyclones over North Indian Ocean – A COMK Study

As twin cyclones, Cyclone Titli & Cyclone Luban, continue on their respective journeys we at COMK were very curious on how often did this happen.  Before we get to this study a quick update on current prevailing weather. Very Severe Cyclone Titli is on the verge of making landfall over North AP / Odisha coasts […]

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Southwest Monsoon 2016 A case of progressive decline in South India

With about 45 days left of active Southwest Monsoon 2016 season (possibly 15 days of Peak Monsoon) left it is time to look at how this year’s Southwest Monsoon has evolved over South India over the last 75 days or so.  As many will remember the Southwest Monsoon onset this year was slightly delayed over […]

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