Monsoon Rides on the back of Land Low

Southwest Monsoon has remained active over many parts of the country riding on the back of a Feeble Low Pressure Area persisting over parts of Uttar Pradesh & Bihar. Weather models expect this low pressure to intensify into a Well Marked Low in the next day or two as it stays around that part of […]

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Abnormally Hot Day likely for Chennai & Suburbs

As Southwest Monsoon ebbs and flows at West Coast over here at the East Coast of Peninsular India Chennai sees its day time temperatures also oscillate. In the last 10 days or so Chennai AP has crossed 40°C more than a couple of times when drier conditions and stronger Westerlies have ruled the roost. Yesterday […]

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Slight Uptick in Rainfall over Western Ghats

Southwest Monsoon over Peninsular India has remained below par despite 4 weeks after making onset. One key reason in the monsoon dynamics is Offshore Trough that creates right conditions for active monsoon spell over the Western ghats. Unfortunately this year the off shore trough has not been developing often and at times when it has […]

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July provides some Hope for Monsoon – (COMK SWM Series 4)

The 4th post of the COMK Southwest Monsoon 2019 medium to long term inference. The earlier posts in this series are given below Monsoon 2019 Racing with Hand Brakes On – 20th June 2019 Monsoon 2019 Remains a Worry – 31st May 2019 Weak Monsoon dynamics remain a worry – 20th May 2019 It is […]

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Low pressure gives momentum to monsoon

As we enter into July Southwest monsoon has finally shown some Mojo to bring relief to large parts of the Indian subcontinent. for the past couple of days Konkan coast has remain under the active monsoon conditions. Last night saw fairly widespread rains over parts of South Gujarat, Vidharba regions. The low pressure over North […]

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COMK Cauvery Series 2019 – Alarm Bells Ring once again for Cauvery Basin

At COMK we take a lot of pride in the Cauvery series we put every year during the Southwest Monsoon period. Not only does it give us a sense of satisfaction when we try to interpret the inflow data to understand how the irrigation year is likely to shape up for the farmers of the […]

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Southwest Monsoon to pick up pace

Southwest Monsoon, already running at a delayed pace, went into a pseudo break mode for the past few days as things slowed down completely on the Monsoon dynamics. This though gave a window of thunderstorms for Tamil Nadu including Chennai giving a few days of thunderstorms that came as a much needed relief to the […]

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Thunderstorms to continue over South India

Thunderstorms over Tamil Nadu continued yesterday as well with parts of Cuddalore, Villupuram, Thanjavur, Madurai districts. Unlike the past few days rains around Chennai were less spread spatially though city areas like Nungambakkam, Kilpauk, Mylapore recorded light to moderate spells just before midnight. The mid level circulation off the coast of Tamil Nadu / Andhra […]

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North TN thunderstorms likely to continue

For the 3rd time in the last four days parts of Chennai & Suburbs recorded light to moderate rains. While Chennai Nungambakkam is still to record any meaningful spell of rains so far in so many months the Airport IMD observatory at Meenambakkam has accumulated 5 cm of rains so far. Its only a matter […]

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Chance for thunderstorms in TN

Aided by the Low Pressure that prevailed over North Bay Southwest Monsoon finally made some progress covering large parts of Peninsular India. Though running well behind schedule IMD confirmed the onset of Southwest Monsoon was complete over Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh & large parts of Telangana. It remains to be seen though if current […]

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