Thunderstorms sojourn continues over Interior Tamil Nadu

Thunderstorms have well and truly parked over Interior Tamil Nadu for most of this week.  Last Sunday we saw the first batch of thunderstorms form as Monsoon weakened and the Monsoon trough started to push back towards the Himalayas.  Each day we have seen many parts of the state getting good rains from evening / […]

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Mid Night Rains in Chennai Southern Suburbs

In a late night development rains in Chennai southern suburbs came as a much needed relief to parts of the city.  While most of the city area was left high and dry with possibly only sound and light show, places along OMR recorded good spells with nearly 4 cms recorded in places like Hindustan University […]

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Active Evening of Thunderstorms likely over Interior TN

Yesterday saw parts of Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Kanchipuram districts get some moderate thunderstorms along with parts of Karnataka & AndhraPradesh. Some of these storms reached south of Chennai giving places like Kelambakkam some rains after midnight.  But overall the thunderstorm was not as widespread & intense as the say Monday or Tuesday on account of lesser […]

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The Fine Margins of Thunderstorm Inferences

During thunderstorm season a common feedback received often especially from those who do not follow weather regularly is “Weather Bloggers just give stories and it never rains as they say”  Their ire at times is also directed towards IMD too with some practical jokes like when ever IMD says it will rain we can be […]

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Thunderstorms likely over North Tamil Nadu

Yesterday saw many parts of Tamil Nadu record good thunderstorms in the districts of Erode, Tiruppur, Dindigul, Namakkal, Karur, Perambalur & Krishnagiri.  As was the case on Sunday the steering winds were very slow yesterday too making the thunderstorms near stationary bringing good  rains to those places which were lucky. Today also conditions are ripe […]

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Uptick in thunderstorm activity over Tamil Nadu

Yesterday saw thunderstorm activity start once again over Tamil Nadu after a few days of dull and boring weather.   Parts of Madurai, Dharmapuri, Perambalur, Dindigul, Virudhunagar & Tiruvannamalai districts saw moderate thunderstorm activity in the evening.  In particular parts of Virudhunagar district saw near stationary storms for more than couple of hours providing good rains […]

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Thunderstorms Season set for take off over Int. Tamil Nadu

For some of the weather bloggers the complex phenomenon of Veppa Salanam Thunderstorms is a sort of holy grail.  Trying to identify patterns that could provide some insights into how these thunderstorms could evolve and likely impact areas possibly gives more sleepless nights than even some of the strongest cyclones seen in recent times overy […]

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Sizzling September continues over Tamil Nadu

Second summer in Tamil Nadu continues to sizzle across the state as both the IMD observatories in Chennai,  Nungambakkam & Airport recorded the highest temperatures during September in nearly a decade as it touched 37.1°C & 37.9°C respectively.  On September 25th 2009 while Nungambakkam recorded 38.7°C Airport recorded 38°C. If one were to look at […]

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Dry Weather Continues in Tamil Nadu

While Dry Weather has held a firm vice like grip over most of Tamil Nadu in an interesting irony though against all odds the Well Marked low rapidly intensified into a Deep Depression before crossing the coast near West Bengal.  It is a testimony to the power of Monsoon Trough that even under overall adverse […]

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Suppressed Weather in Tamil Nadu set to Persist

The Hot Weather in Tamil Nadu continues to persist with hot conditions prevailing over large parts of the state.  Yesterday saw Tiruchirappalli AP nearly touch 40°C recording 39.3°C about 3.7°C above normal. Except for Ganganagar in Rajasthan which recorded 42.2°C Tiruchirappalli AP was the hottest among all the other major IMD observatories of India yesterday. […]

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