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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As rains continue in Coastal Tamil Nadu, is it time for Plan B in Cauvery Basin?

As has been the case since Sunday few places in Coastal Tamil Nadu recorded rains yesterday as well.  In particular the rains were heavy around the Ariyalur to Delta region.   Senthurai in Ariyalur district recorded about 4 cms of rains while closer to the coast Manalmedu & Kollidam recorded about 2 cms.  Little down […]

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The curious case of Southwest Monsoon Dichotomy

This Southwest Monsoon season has seen some extreme events already.  We had the case of extreme downpour in parts of Madhya Pradesh when places like Jabalpur saw flooding a few weeks back, now we are seeing some extreme rains Maharashtra around Nasik resulting in an overflowing Godavari.  In all this one thing stands out is […]

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The Curious Case of 2016 Bengaluru Summer

It is an understatement to say 2016 Bengaluru Summer has been setting some never before records and possibly would end up as a case study in the days to come for weather enthusiasts.  On April 25th Bengaluru recorded 39.2 degrees the hottest day ever in its history breaking a record set way back in 1931 […]

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The Myth of Chennai Freeze at -3°C and the Snow that never happened.

It takes a lot to remove Chennai Heat during the month of April but “The Great Chennai Freeze” has actually managed to do that since last year thanks to an article from The Hindu.  It appeared on 17th April 2015 and talked about how Chennai could possibly have received snow a good 200 years back during […]

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Does El Nino impact temperature in Chennai?

Does El Nino impact temperature in Chennai? In our El Nino series which we started with our First Post studying about possible relationship between El Nino and temperatures today we try to find the answer to the question on how much does El Nino impact temperature in Chennai. As mentioned in our first post we had […]

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