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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Is El Nino responsible for Increase in Temperatures? – Part 1

One of the often asked question among weather watchers Is El Nino responsible for Increase in Temperatures? Is there merit in the argument put forth often “El Nino & Global warming go hand in hand”.  In this study we look at a possible correlation between El Nino and temperatures across various places in India to understand if […]

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March Temperature in Chennai, trends & analysis

New Month & New Beginning.  March temperature in Chennai normally indicates the cusp between winter & summer.  We tend to see days getting hotter and the mild winter Chennai sees vanishes by this time paving way for the warm humid mornings Chennai is known for.  A month or so back we had put out an […]

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People in Weather – Q&A with Jason Nicholls, Senior Meteorologist,AccuWeather

Today we are starting our new initiative a series on People in Weather through which we will try to bring people from different walks of Weather talk about their experiences of being a Weather Forecaster.  In the inaugural post we have Jason Nicholls, Senior Meteorologist & International Forecasting Manager, AccuWeather take questions from our bloggers […]

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Can Astrology Predict Rainfall? – An Experiment for 2016

This NEM season has seen a lot of debate Can Astrology Predict Rainfall? With claims and counter claims about how good or bad astrology could be in predicting rains well in advance compared to Numerical Weather Models.  The reality is somewhere in between. There is no denial there is a science involved in the Almanac’s […]

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