Chennai rains COMK January 3, 2018, 7:57 am Chennai Rains Blog Adds Temperature & Rainfall Section ----------------------------- We at Chennai Rains Blog always believe Off Season is time as a Weather Blogger one can focus on creating new things & developing more meaningful weather analysis. With no pressure to answer questions like “Will it Rain?, When Will it Rain? etc the energies could be used to create long term quality content. The dawn of 2018 has given us at Chennai Rains an opportunity to add a brand new section which we hope people will come to like in the days to come. More on that in a while. With overall Winter conditions prevailing over Indian Sub Continent the next few days are likely to be dry for most of Tamil Nadu as the state received dry winds from Northeast instead of the more moist Easterlies which could provide some rainfall opportunities. These gusty winds from the Northeast have ensured the night time temperatures stay near normal or slightly above normal across the state in particular closer to the coast. Numerical Models indicate starting from Friday the minimum temperatures could see a dip by a degree or two over Tamil Nadu. As mentioned in our opening remarks With the New year comes a New Beginning for the Chennai Rains Blog as well. We have added a brand new section which will feature the Daily Temperature & Rainfall Update from nearly 24 stations across the state & Puducherry starting from 1st Jan. 2018. The data will be provided in tabular form so that it is easier to relate and retrieve. Additionally for about 15 stations we have also created a Temperature & Rainfall synopsis for the year 2017 featuring for each of the month the following Highest Temperatures recorded Lowest Temperatures recorded No of days when temp cross 100°F No of days when the temp dipped below 20°C Highest 24 hours Rainfall recorded Total Rainfall for the month No of days when Rainfall crossed 1 mm Please bookmark Chennai Rains Temp Section so that you can access it when ever you want without any difficulties. https://www.chennairains.com/imd-data/ We also take this opportunity to inform of another section which was added a couple of weeks back though the overall dry phase has meant this is not being put to much use. The Chennai Rains Radar Section which has radar images from all the radars in South India. https://www.chennairains.com/radar/ Both the above sections would not have been possible without the data being provided by IMD in the public domain. Do share your feedback on the new developments, be it Good, Bad & Ugly. It will help us become better. https://wp.me/p6Y3od-1Sv #Chennairains #Weather #TamilNadu #Winter #Weather ... See more January 2, 2018, 7:21 am Dry Start to New Year for Tamil Nadu likely to continue --------------------------------- Fairly Dry Weather prevailed over most of Tamil Nadu as 2017 wound down and 2018 was heralded with much fanfare. It appears the dry start to 2018 will possibly persist over the next few days going by numerical models. Though currently there are a couple of disturbances in the Bay neither of them seem to be favorably placed to provide meaningful rains to the state. A look at the last 7 days of rainfall accumulation from TRMM Mission confirms how the convection has predominantly to the Southern Hemisphere. Except for the Eastern parts of Indian Ocean rest of the region has seen the ITCZ move well south of Equator. Thanks to the near continuous activity over the Maritime continent the adjoining parts of Indian Ocean continues to fight a battle in trying to hold the ITCZ over the Northern fringes of the ocean. As mentioned in the opening remarks there exists two weak disturbances in Bay but neither seems to be favorably placed as far as Tamil Nadu goes. On the one hand there exists a trough of low in the Central Bay area which seems to have come under the influence of the dipping Mid Level Westerly Trough taking away the convection and associated rainfall bands into Northeast. Similarly the Trough of Low lying in the Equatorial Waters off Sumatra is too low in latitude to influence weather over Indian Sub continent. With the presence of the Trough in Central Bay one can expect near normal day time temperatures over most parts of the state while nights could be slightly warmer than normal due to partially cloudy conditions. https://wp.me/p6Y3od-1QV #TamilNadu #Weather #Chennai #Winter ... See more January 1, 2018, 9:53 am Happy New Year to all our well wishers. A #COMK review of 2017 Weather Highlights - The year of the Pendulum as both Monsoons went through YoYo pattern. #2017TheYearthatwas. Please go through the post & share your feedback. https://www.chennairains.com/2017-weather-reivew/ ... See more With the year 2017 giving way to New Year the COMK team wishes all its well wishers a Happy and Prosperous New Year. The last couple of years we have been trying to provide a review of how the yea… December 31, 2017, 4:17 pm Clear blue skies as #Chennai gets ready to welcome the short #winter. Wishing you all a #HappyNewYear2018 from the #Comk team. Enjoy the New Year eve with less chance of disruption from #Rain. Party hard and Drive Safe. December 31, 2017, 12:15 pm Gusty winds from North / Northwest at Poonamallee. Will it influence the night time temperatures today over #Chennai and suburbs need to be seen. December 30, 2017, 8:09 am Weak Easterlies struggles to break the Dry Weather CobWeb ------------------------------ It is an irony just as the official season for Northeast Monsoon 2017 comes to a closure in about 24 hours from now Weak Easterlies synoptic of all season long once again struggles to break the Dry Weather Cob Web over Tamil Nadu. Last evening saw some isolated passing spells of showers over a few areas of Chennai as Easterlies tried their best to bring some cheer to weather enthusiasts. With overall suppressed conditions prevailing over North Indian Ocean Basin the Easterlies resembles the Metro Water pipeline network of couple of months back, just pumping wind with no water. While some lucky places get a spell or two of passing showers overall no meaningful spell of rains materialize. In the meanwhile South Indian Ocean buoyed by the presence of the ITCZ in the region is now getting ready to spin a strong Tropical Cyclone that is likely to head towards the Madagascar coast in the coming days. We had first created this District Wise Rainfall Map as part of our 8th December post when there were more blues & greens in the map. Progressively the blues in North Tamil Nadu has changed into Green while the Oranges in the Central TN Region have gone worse to become Reds indicative of the poor Northeast Monsoon conditions that has prevailed since the passage of Cyclone Ockhi. Northeast Monsoon 2017 was a lopsided monsoon from the beginning and ends up the same way with just 24 hours to go officially. https://wp.me/p6Y3od-1Qz #NEM2017 #Chennai #TamilNadu #Weather ... See more December 29, 2017, 5:56 am No Seperate Post for today, Interior parts of Peninsular #India will continue to see cold nights while coastal areas of #TamilNadu could see near normal night time #weather December 28, 2017, 7:33 am Cold Nights to persist in Interior Tamil Nadu --------------------------------- Cold Weather is typically not associated with Tamil Nadu considering the tropical climate most of the state sees right through the year. Interior places though sees a fairly appreciable drop in night time temperatures particularly the ones in Northwest Interior TN like Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Vellore districts which see an altitude increase being at the fringes of Deccan Plateau between December & February. As active monsoon conditions fade away slowly these places start to see a dip in temperatures as dry weather firms up the grip under clearer skies. Yesterday Chennai AP recorded its coolest night since February as the temperatures there dipped for the first time to under 20°C. Today the morning 5:30 AM temperatures though indicate almost all of the IMD observatories in North TN, South record its coolest night in a week a degree or two lower than yesterday. Both the Chennai observatories along with Tirupathi & Nellore are possibly heading for its coolest night of the season as well with a fair possibility of Meenambakkam recording its first 18 of the season. Models indicate the trend of cooler than normal night time conditions to continue for most of Peninsular India for the next couple of days with North Interior Tamil Nadu along with parts of adjoining Rayalaseema & South Interior Karnataka seeing nearly 3 degrees below normal. Places along the coast like Chennai could see closer to normal temperatures today though models indicate tomorrow could see temperatures take a dip once again. Overall the temperatures are expected to maintain this trend until the turn of the new year. The upper reaches of Nilgiris & Palani Hills could see abnormally cold nights for the next couple of days with Ground Frost likely to happen in many places. With Ooty, Coonoor & Kodai enjoying its second season the tourists are advised to take sufficient precautions while staying in these places as temperatures are expected to remain appreciably cooler for the rest of the year. https://wp.me/p6Y3od-1Qu #Weather #Winter #TamilNadu #Chennai ... See more December 27, 2017, 2:54 pm The next few nights are likely to see Min. Temp. stay around 5ºC in #Ooty while places in Interior #TamilNadu around Krishnagiri / Dharmapuri / Vellore dts could see temp dip around 14 / 15ºC. #Winter conditions to continue until year end December 27, 2017, 11:01 am #BreakingNews #Chennai Airport records the first sub 20°C day of this year's #Winter. Coldest day since 19th February. Strangely 4℃ difference between the two IMD observatories.