Decisive phase of Monsoon Ahead for Cauvery Basin

The first fortnight of August is shaping up to be the Make or Break Phase for the Cauvery Basin. Through our repeated posts we have been highlighting the pressure Cauvery Basin has been seeing this year on the back of a poor monsoon so far over the catchment areas in Kerala & Karnataka. Satellite images […]

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Tamil Nadu Dam Storage Status with half the Monsoon gone

All of us know majority of Tamil Nadu is a rain shadow region as far as Southwest Monsoon goes. But when one looks at the catchment areas of all major irrigation dams of the state they are dependant on Southwest Monsoon for inflows. This is one of the key reason why most weather bloggers track […]

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Back to back Low keeps Monsoon Mojo

Southwest monsoon has been active over many parts of Central India and West India. Konkan coast which saw monster spell of rains on Friday continues to get moderate to heavy rains keeping the Far Eastern suburbs of Mumbai on tenterhooks. A cyclonic circulation, remnant from the Low Pressure Area, along with a developing Low Pressure […]

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Monsoon Surge over Konkan Coast

Southwest Monsoon has picked up on strength aided by the Low Pressure that has formed over Southern parts of Gangetic Plains. Many parts of Mumbai recorded good overnight Rains as train services were affected due to water logging. The Airport observatory has recorded 19 cms up to 5:30 AM, with the last 12 hours giving […]

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Overnight Rains lash Chennai

Heavy overnight Rains lashed many parts of Chennai as slow moving thunderstorms that intensified closer to the coast dumped more than 7 cms of rains in less than three hours at the IMD observatory in Chennai AP. While Southern parts of the city recorded this monster spell Northern parts of Chennai was left with only […]

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Active Monsoon over West Coast

Southwest Monsoon has remained active over the West Coast for the past couple of days. Friday saw Kudlu in Kasargod district of Kerala record the first 30 cm rainfall of this year’s monsoon season in the state. Inflows have certainly picked up in the Cauvery basin as well though a repeat of last year’s amazing […]

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Monsoon Surge Off Kerala Coast

Southwest Monsoon has started its revival process aided by conducive conditions in the form of a feeble off shore trough and a circulation in Bay of Bengal. This will be a very critical spell of rains for the Cauvery basin. While parts of Chennai recorded light rains last evening places like Cuddalore recorded heavy thunderstorms […]

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Monsoon set for a revival

The last few days have seen the Monsoon trough staying close to the foothills of Himalayas thereby creating break in Monsoon conditions. Simultaneously thunderstorm activity increased over interior areas and places like Chennai benefited from the West to East moving storms. Now things are rolling into place for Monsoon to revive in what is likely […]

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Thunderstorms to continue over Peninsular India

The last couple of days Tamil Nadu has been seen thunderstorms in many parts of the state. Yesterday places in Delta like Thanjavur, Kumbakonam, Nagapattinam along with parts of Tiruvannamalai and Villupuram district recorded moderate to heavy spells of thunderstorm late in the evening. While Chennai may have missed the Rains during the weekend it […]

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Conducive Conditions for Thunderstorms over Tamil Nadu

At COMK we often mention about the difficulties of thunderstorm inferences in a tropical place like Tamil Nadu when compared to more synoptic rains. With multiple factors influencing the convective thunderstorm equation is always complex. Add to it mostly weather bloggers use Global Models where the resolution of models are coarse for Micro Forecasting in […]

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