SWM retreats rapidly

After waiting for nearly a month, like an Express Train at Home Signal, Southwest Monsoon over the last couple of days has started withdrawing like Bat out of Hell making a last ditch effort to reach the platform for an on-time arrival. Satellite image tells the story of how fast the withdrawal of Monsoon has […]

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COMK NEM 2019 Outlook

As the days pass by during October there is an excitement not only among the weather bloggers of Chennai but also among a vast majority of the common public of Tamil Nadu including the agriculturists. Its time for Northeast Monsoon the lifeline of the state. Ever since this blog came into being 5 years back […]

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Thunderstorms over South India

Southwest Monsoon starts its Withdrawal

After many days of delay finally Southwest Monsoon for the current year has started withdrawing from the Indian Sub Continent. IMD through its bulletin announced the withdrawal of Monsoon from parts of Punjab, Haryana & North Rajasthan. These areas are expected to see Monsoon withdrawal around 1st of September effectively meaning for the current year […]

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Warm Day Ahead across TN

The last few days have seen most of Tamil Nadu see warmer than normal temperatures due to the prevailing Dry Easterlies and an overall pattern of clear skies during the early part of the day. Since the onset of Southwest Monsoon the seasonal Westerlies along with the regular moisture incursion had meant temperatures were kept […]

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Monsoon Withdrawal -Conditions falling in place

The anxious wait for the withdrawal of Southwest Monsoon continues across most parts of the country continues. While places like Tamil Nadu look forward for the arrival of Northeast Monsoon season up North unseasonal rainfall due to delayed withdrawal could play spoilsport to many a farmer. Things though finally seem to fall in place for […]

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Start of SWM withdrawal a few days away

Officially the Southwest Monsoon season in India extends between 1st of June to 30th September from the statistical perspective. According to IMD the traditional monsoon onset date over Kerala (MOK) is 1st June while the withdrawal process from West Rajasthan, where monsoon stays the shortest time, is expected to start from 1st September. In this […]

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Dry Conditions to prevail over Chennai

The last couple of days has seen coastal areas of of North Tamil Nadu witness subdued thunderstorm activity. A combination of shifting convergence zones and dry atmospheric conditions has meant A reduction in thunderstorm activity over the region. Easterlies may have picked up in South India but Southwest monsoon has not yet shown signs of […]

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Transition Season Picking Pace

Tamil Nadu has always been a big beneficiary of transition season thunderstorms. Both during the time winds change from East to West that happens around April / May and post Southwest Monsoon period transition from West to East wind change. Yesterday was no exception either with many places recording moderate to heavy rainfall in Dharmapuri, […]

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Thunderstorms to persist over South India

The Veppasalanam Express has been running non stop over South India with Monday seeing another active day of Thunderstorms over many parts of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and AP. Chennai received early morning showers indicative of the upcoming Northeast Monsoon with places closer to the coast enjoying heavier spells. Interior areas of South India though has […]

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Stormy evening over Interior TN

As Southwest Monsoon gets ready to move into the final phase of its annual cycle the wind pattern over Peninsula India is scrambling up indicative of the upcoming withdrawal thunderstorm activity. The Well Marked Low pressure off the coast of Gujarat is expected to intensify into a Depression by tomorrow and continue its journey in […]

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