King MJO directing Weather over Indian Sub Continent

Yesterday saw one of the stormiest days of the Pre Monsoon Thunderstorm season 2020. It is no coincidence that it is at a time when the King of Tropical Waves, MJO, has been travelling over the Indian Ocean. The day started with North Coastal TN coming under a batch of rampaging storms that hugged the […]

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Thunderstorms likely over North Interior TN

The last few days have seen a gradual increase in temperatures over most parts of Tamil Nadu including coastal places. The other day saw three places record 40 degrees while yesterday saw Trichy AP once again record 40ºC. Chennai AP crossed 37 degrees for the first time recording 37.5ºC, the highest of the year so […]

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Temperatures to increase over Tamil Nadu

So far the Summer of 2020 have been kind to most parts of Tamil Nadu with very few places touching the threshold 40ºC, if one were to ignore Madurai South observatory which many a times is out of sync with the neighbouring Madurai AP observatory, only Tiruchirappalli AP, Salem, Karur Paramathy & Erode have recorded […]

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Tropical Waves likely to start Pre Monsoon Cyclone Season

The North Indian Ocean (Arabian Sea + Bay of Bengal) typically sees two cyclonic seasons in a calendar year. Pre Monsoon & Post Monsoon Season. The Pre Monsoon Season that happens during April & May typically also sees higher instances of Intensifying Cyclones. If one were to put it as a statistic nearly every second […]

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Isolated heavy Thunderstorms likely over Karnataka

The last couple of days once again thunderstorms have started to improve along the Western Ghats all the way from North Karnataka to South Kerala. The role of wind convergence can be clearly seen if one were to overlay the thunderstorm charts over the wind charts. Additionally the coastal areas of South TN have been […]

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Increase in Temperatures likely around Chennai Suburbs

So far Chennai has been seeing a relatively sub par summer with temperatures staying near normal or in some days lower than normal. The persistence of Easterlies on a near continuous scale has meant we have had a comfortable summer so far. But as we often repeat the worst summer for Chennai is after the […]

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Indian Sub Continent awaits booster from ITCZ

Over the last few years this blog has been in existence we have mentioned often how the transit of Sun is the driver of Monsoon seasons over Indian Sub Continent & Australia. We have also explained many a time the importance of Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), an active zone of convergence that follows the […]

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தமிழகத்தில் பரவலாக வறண்ட வானிலை

கடந்த சில நாட்கள் தமிழகத்தின் பல பகுதிகளில் வெப்ப சலனம் காரணமாக மழை பெய்தது. குறிப்பாக வியாழன் ஆண்ட்ரூ மாநிலத்தின் அநேக மாவட்டங்களில் மழை பதிவானது. இதன் காரணமாக பல இடங்களில் கொள்முதல் செய்யப்பட நெல் மழையில் நனைந்து பாழாகும் சூழல் ஏற்பட்டுள்ளதாக ஊடகங்கள் பதிவு செய்து இருந்தன. கோடை மழையின் ஓர் அம்சம் சில சமயங்களில் எதிர்பார்ப்பதை விட அதிகமாகவும் சில சமயங்களில் ஆலங்கட்டியுடன் பெய்யக்கூடியதாகும். வளிமண்டலத்தில் உருவாகும் காற்றின் சலனம் காரணமாகவே பெரும்பாலும் கோடை […]

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Summer Rains lash Tamil Nadu

Yesterday saw the best day of summer rains from the current spell for Tamil Nadu as intense rains lashed many parts of the state. Interestingly two different developments triggered the thunderstorms bringing a cheer not only to weather watchers but also common public. Thunderstorms that developed around Odisha after midnight on Thursday slowly made its […]

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Active day of thunderstorms likely over Tamil Nadu

The pre monsoon thunderstorm season has been chugging along with many parts of Tamil Nadu seeing moderate to intense thunderstorms late in the evening. Dindigul, Salem, Harur, Vaniyambadi all saw high intense thunderstorm action that brought gusty winds along with hailstorms in a few places as well. The temporarily strengthened westerlies are now pushing almost […]

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