Friday, September 30, 2011

RT @shaitaaaaan: No rain in tuticorin since ages. RT @weatherofindia: Gulf of Mannar, Central and N-W Tamilnadu is getting good rain
Gulf of Mannar, Central and N-W Tamilnadu is getting good T.showers now ...
28 Bodies Bring India's Monsoon Flood Toll to 335...
3:30pm, Heavy T.showers over N.Tamilnadu, Gulf Mannar, Central Srilanka, medium showers over almost entire S.Karnataka.
chennai - having good Low cloud formation now 3:08pm, with good sea breeze upto 1km height. Chance of Rain is high towards evening.
RT @bheemaupadhyaya: @weatherofindia Cloudy in eCity Bangalore, I felt few droplets. Whats up weatherman? (1:59pm)
@bheemaupadhyaya >> Yes, entire Karnataka is having a chance of scattered T.showers from today till 3-Oct.
In next 3 days, Isolated T.showers possible for W.Maharastra, Karnataka and Tamilnadu ..
A strong anti cyclone has formed in low levels over S-E Gujarat and N-W Maharastra .. will persist for another 3 days.
RT @rajugana: Baroda 11.15am, Sunny, hot and humid. There was Sudden sharp shower yestday afternoon, will it rain today also???

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Today, there are signs of a weak low level circulation along Tamilnadu coast, this is expected to become slightly strong, persist till 5-Oct
From tomorrow, N-E states are in for heavy rain till 5-Oct.
COLA forecast says.. heavy T.showers for Central, N, N,central Coastal Tamilnadu till 5-Oct..
@sanjeevirao >> chennai - T.showers again possible tomorrow... these showers may continue till 5-Oct
chennai - After heavy rains in morning, now it's partly cloudy, very humid and warm at 32.9 C
RT @mehtajiger: ☂☂☂☂☂ Very Heavy Rainfall @Chennai ..... Drive safely Chennai
RT @saisowsen: @weatherofindia THICK DARK Clouds visible over Pallikaranai Chennai. Rains to follow very soon. (7:50am)
RT @prakashdhanavel: @weatherofindia heavy thunder and rain started in chrompet 7:47am.. so showers are crossing into S.chennai as well
chennai - Heavy rain with high winds just (7:42am) started over pammal, polichalur zone
RT @madan: @weatherofindia its pouring in chetpet - but Madhyakailash roads are Dry! (7:42am)
RT @yozenbalki: Thunderous heavy rain started now at Perambur Chennai. Any rain report somewhere around?
chennai - Heavy T. shower is now 7:39am moving across city from N-N-W
RT @mizarcle: Amazing thunder. chennai
RT @vanipriya: early morning heavy rains in Chennai.. thick grey clouds.. wonder how long its going go on for..
RT @fabwrite: @weatherofindia @ajoemanuel It has started to pour in Mandaveli... looks like 7.30pm!!!
RT @rangats: @weatherofindia showers started in koyambedu, virugambakkam areas in chennai (7:26am)
RT @sandeepmakam: terribly dark. completely cloudy. overcast. highly thunderous. windy, wet & cold morning7 AM now feels like 7 PM. chennai
RT @nravs: @weatherofindia raining in Anna nagar! Dark clouds all around!! (7:17am)
RT @fabwrite: So dark & cloudy at Mandaveli, is it raining anywhere? @weatherofindia chennai
chennai - N, N-E chennai is going to get a T.shower... and we can hear the first thunder
RT @snyper6:
chennai - T.showers possible from today along Central, N.coastal Tamilnadu and S.Andhra coast... Already chennai is having signs of it !!
South West Monsoon is retreating Southwards ...
chennai - upcoming season (or) coming month is famous for Early morning and morning showers.
chennai - now 6:46am having a high cloud cover from a dead T.cell which has formed over Sea S-E of Chennai
Chennai - a lone t.cell can be seen over west of city 6:20am

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

8pm, Strong T.showers over S.central Tamilnadu, Central Coast Andhra..
South West Monsoon is retreating Southwards. Parameters like OLR and UTH observed from IMD images indicate the SWM to have vacated regions above 25N. And approaching fast towards Maharashtra.
For Maharashtra and Mumbai, the only positve factor favouring "last farewell" rains is the Maximum Lifted Condensation Level. Still favourable at 1000-1500.

SWM should be withdrawing from below the 20N line by October 1st week.

Would expect NEM to set in around 15th October. One thing is for sure, next system coming from South Bay will be from the NEM "family".
COLA model predicts heavy T.showers along entire Coastal Tamilnadu from 1-Oct ..
2:30pm, T.showers breaking out over S, central Coastal Andhra and over S.central Tamilnadu ..
From today Isolated T.showers possible for Central and N. Tamilnadu coast.. till 30-Sep.. and will increase from 1-Oct.
A high pressure Anticyclone will pop over S-E Gujarat and N-W Maharastra on 30-Sep..
chennai - another HOT and CLEAR day so far... max. temp. was 36.9 C (11:59am). Now city is having good Sea breeze and Temp. going down.
RT @dr_nawin: @weatherofindia sunny morning @Coimbatore. Nilgiri hills blanketed fully with clouds. (9:51am)
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia Baroda 11.00am, Clear sky, Sunny and hot. looks end of SWM in this region.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Now, an Isolated T.shower can be seen over S.central Tamilnadu..
Scattered showers will linger over N-E states till 3-Oct and beyond.
Scattered and Heavy T.showers possible for Central, N. Tamilnadu, Chennai and S. Andhra from 1-Oct to 4-Oct...
COLA and BBC models predict isolated T.showers for Central and C.coastal Tamilnadu till 30-Sep.
RT @dr_nawin: @weatherofindia unusually hot weather today in coimbatore. (4:54pm)
@emkay456 >> Yes, it'll be Stationary for a day or two... but parameters are good enough to have further withdrawal.
South Monsoon is withdrawing in a steady pace... as of today!
Today, South west monsoon RAINs are almost ZERO over entire India..
chennai - also having a CLEAR sky with some useless cloud formations. Temp. max was 35.5 C (11:24am).Now having good Sea breeze from E-S-E
RT @aravindh_mohan: @weatherofindia bangalore continues to shine under sun!

Monday, September 26, 2011

chennai - Touched a max of 36.9 C (2:39pm).. CLEAR skies and now 3:34pm having good Sea breeze and Temp. going down.
Conditions are favourable for withdrawal of monsoon from parts of Northwest and adjoining west India and from central India in next 2 days
chennai - Isolated T.showers possible along Coastal N, Central Tamilnadu and over S.Andhra coast from today till 2-Oct.
chennai - Isolated T.showers possible along Coastal N, Central Tamilnadu and over S.Andhra coast from today till 2-Oct.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Chennai - Isolated T.showers may creep into Chennai locality from Monday to Wednesday
Chennai - Isolated T.showers may creep into Chennai locality from Monday to Wednesday
chennai - Today had a 95% CLEAR day with temp. around 35 deg C till the Sea breeze arrived.. 34.8 C (11:57am)
Today, the OLR is on higher side over entire N, N-W India and over S.central Peninsula... meaning NO rain..
Some T.showers may be possible for Central coastal Tamilnadu till 28-Sep...
Today's Bihar circulation will persist around that zone till 28-Sep. More showers for E.central India for next 3 days.
9pm, Very heavy rains over central and North Bihar, isolated T.showers over Central Tamilnadu ..
Today the circulation still persisted over E.Uttarpradesh and Bihar ...
RT @aravindh_mohan: @weatherofindia. Bangalore, 4th day in a row with sun dominating!
RT @rajugana: Baroda 9.35am, Magnificent view of overflowing Sardar Sarovar Dam yestday ..a pic

Saturday, September 24, 2011

6:30pm, Satellite photo is NO different from morning... heavy rain continue over S-E Uttarpradesh and N-E MP..
Chennai - Good sea breeze now 3:38pm... some cloud formation can be seen over North of City
Isolated T.showers possible for N.coastal Tamilnadu, S.interior, S.coastal Andhra from 25-Sep till Month end...
For next 3 days.. Central coastal Tamilnadu may get some isolated T.showers from today till 27-Sep.
Latest IMD GFS expects a strong circulation over E. Bay on 1-Oct..???
According to COLA models, the present circulation will weaken in that place and the remnant will move East and disappear on 29-Sep
12:30pm, Latest satellite shot shows the Heavy cloud activity over the Circulation zone (E. MP and S-E UP) ..
Today the E.central India Low is over E. Madhyapradesh, S-E UP, Bihar and Jharkand ..
Monsoon starts exiting North-West ...
2011 south west monsoon has started withdrawing ..

Monsoon starts exiting North-West

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has declared that the southwest monsoon has withdrawn from parts of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and north Arabian Sea on Friday.
The withdrawal line passed through Amritsar, Hissar, Ajmer, Deesa and Porbandar.
The western end of the monsoon trough is running close to the foothills of Himalayas, indicating weak or nil activity over northwest India.


The eastern end is still being kept active by Thursday's depression that has since weakened into a well-marked low-pressure system.
The eastern end passed through Gorakhpur, Daltongunj, centre of the low-pressure system (Jamshedpur) and Balasore before dipping southeastward into east-central Bay of Bengal.
The withdrawal process is now expected to run into residual monsoon activity over east and northeast India.
Interior peninsula too is forecast to be devoid of any major rain activity, though the east coast could witness some wet weather principally as an extension of the emerging storminess northwest Pacific and South China Sea.


True to forecasts, a monsoon depression has already sprung up afresh over northwest Pacific close to northeast Philippines.
Global models indicate the possibility of this system dropping anchor in the South China Sea basin where it would intensify into a tropical storm.
This is forecast to send in a ‘pulse' across Indochina into the Bay of Bengal to lit up the waters there and trigger rains along the southern Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu coasts and into the peninsula.


A weather warning issued by the IMD said that the well-marked ‘low' over east India would trigger isolated heavy rainfall over east Uttar Pradesh, north Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam and Meghalaya on Saturday and Sunday.
An extended forecast valid until Wednesday said that fairly widespread rain or thundershowers would break out over parts of east and northeast India.
The weather is expected to continue to remain mainly dry over many parts of northwest and adjoining central India. 

chennai - Temp. has already touched 34.7 C (12:12pm).. a HOT, DRY and CLEAR noon ahead.

2011 south west monsoon has started withdrawing

Withdrawal of SW Monsoon

a)           Withdrawal from extreme north-western parts of the country is not attempted before 1st September.

b)           After 1st  September:

The following major synoptic features are considered for the first withdrawal from the western parts of NW India.

i       Cessation of rainfall activity over the area for continuous 5 days.
ii)       Establishment of anticyclone in the lower troposphere (850 hPa and below)
iii)      Considerable reduction in moisture content as inferred from satellite water vapour imageries and tephigrams.

Yesterday  the  southwest  monsoon  had  withdrawn  from some  parts  of  Punjab,
Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and north Arabian Sea.The withdrawal line passes through
Amritsar,   Hissar,   Ajmer,   Deesa,   Porbandar,   Lat.21.0°N/Long.65.0°E   and

Friday, September 23, 2011

4:30pm, Yesterday's Low pressure system is still active over E.central India..
COLA models still suggest that the present circulation over E.central India will persist till 29-Sep in that same zone.
IMD model still predicts a circulation over Central Bay on 28-Sep..and moving towards Chennai, S.Andhra coast ??
Chennai - Now 3:11pm having good Sea breeze but conditions are NOT suitable for Cloud formation, So NO rain expected.
chennai - a clear and HOT day, max was 36.4 C (12:58pm).
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RT @aravindh_mohan: @weatherofindia Bangalore starts with a sunny day :) (7:32am)
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia Baroda 11.50am, Mainly dry weather, It is sunny and hot. However, cloud formations in SW.
Heavy rains will stay over E,central Bengal, Jharkand, N. Chatisgarh, Bihar and E. Uttarpradesh for next 2 days
6am, Showers have vanished from MOST parts of India.. except over Tamilnadu and E.central India, N-E states ..
Latest OLR suggests that Monsoon is already out of N, N-W, West India ..

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

chennai - Had a CLEAR and HOT day.. max. temp was 35.2 C (2:14pm). NO rain expected for next 24hrs.
COLA model suggests that T.showers may return to Chennai, N.Tamilnadu coast and S.Andhra coast from 26-Sep or even from 25-Sep.
Due to persisting circulation over E.central India.. heavy rain will stay there till 26-Sep..
4pm, 2nd day of Very heavy showers over N-E Orissa, N-E Chatisgarh, S. Jharkand and S. Bengal ..
COLA model :: The circulation will move N-N-W and will persist over Bihar, N.Jharkand and E. UP till 27-Sep..
N.Bay circulation has moved into N-E Orissa and S.Bengal... Heavy showers ahead for next 72 hrs in this Zone..

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

7pm, T.showers over Central, central coastal Tamilnadu and last wave of South west showers lashing Kerala coast ..
7pm, Heavy rain over N-E Orissa, S.Bengal due to N.Bay circulation..
chennai - low cloud formations can be seen over W,S-W.. strong cloud development seen over 40km S-W of Chengelpet.. 8:10pm
chennai - low cloud formations can be seen over W,S-W.. strong cloud development seen over 40km S-W of Chengelpet.. 8:10pm
IMD GFS expects a strong circulation over Central Bay parallel to Chennai on 28-Sep ...!!
Showers over Peninsula will last another 2 days, but heavy rain will continue over Bihar, Jharkand, E.UP, Bengal and N-E states.
Meanwhile a strong circulation is possible over N.Arabian sea on 25-Sep..
Today's N.Bay circulation will slowly move N-W in another 24hrs and it'll stay over Bihar and E.UP till 27-Sep..
chennai - NO significant cloud formation seen... Good sea breeze from East now 3:50pm at lower levels. A 50% chance of T.shower after 6pm
chennai - NO significant cloud formation seen... Good sea breeze from East now 3:50pm at lower levels. A 50% chance of T.shower after 6pm
chennai - a HOT and BRIGHT day so far 3:49pm,,, temp. max was 35.1 C (3:09pm)
RT @amma_koandu: @weatherofindia bright
sunny day at Neyveli! Looks
like rain has taken a days off! it rains at night.
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia Baroda 10.00am, After overnight showers, today it's Clear sky, no trace of clouds, Sunny, & windy.
RT @aravindh_mohan: @weatherofindia bright sunny day at Bangalore! Looks like rain has taken a days off! (12:28pm)
Showers for Kerala will last till 23-Sep... Monsoon ALL set to start withdrawal from 22-Sep over N-W India.
T.Showers for Tamilnadu and Andhra coast may be at its end... it'll continue till 23-Sep and that'll be the end for this Season.
5:30am, Showers continue for S-E peninsula, East and N-E states... these showers will continue for another 3 days..
5:30am, Final monsoon showers are on for Kerala .. Entire N,N-W,West and central India are having ZERO rainfall..

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

chennai - Good sea breeze now 3:06pm at lower levels.. and strong cloud formations seen over S-W at around 130km from city.
As of today's analysis..the present T.showers along Andhra coast and N.Tamilnadu coast will cease after 23-Sep.
Today, very high vertical velocity can be seen along Andhra coast and N.tamilnadu..
RT @prasannadmi: Chennai climate is awesome. (2:48pm)
From 23-Sep.. the moisture presence ALL over India will go down.. except over E.India and N-E States ..
The fresh N.Bay circulation will move slowly into S.Bengal and S.Bangladesh .. and stay there till 26-Sep..
A fresh and strong circulation has formed over N.Bay ..
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia, Baroda 12.20pm, Sudden torrential downpour, with dark clouds from SW a pic
RT @aravindh_mohan: @weatherofindia bangalore looks cool and pleasant now! No signs of rain! (1:44pm)
RT@rajugana: @weatherofindia Baroda 11.00am, Sunny, hot and humid. Dark cloud formations in the SW.
chennai - LOW cloud formation has started again over S,S-W of city.. signs of more and early T.showers ahead.
chennai - Tamilnadu.. accumulated rainfall for the past 24hrs .. till 8:20am..
@fabwrite @ndtvhindu - due to heavy over night rain, school holiday for Chennai, kanchipuram, thiruvallur district of Tamilnadu
Chennai - the present 6:52am drizzle will last for another 30 to 45 min
RT@leprincz: It's been raining all night! chennai @chennaiweather - yes , now 6:42am also drizzles continue.

Monday, September 19, 2011

chennai - More T.showers marching towards S-W,West suburbs in another 45 min.. Sea breeze is still strong. Going to be a WET night.!
Now, lots of T.showers all over S-E peninsula and E.central India .. Signs of South west monsoon withdrawal ..
chennai - More T.showers brewing .. this time over West and W-N-W of City at around 80km..will move E-N-E or E as the Sea breeze is strong.
Tamilnadu :: More showers for Kancheepuram now 8:25pm
chennai - Now 7:41pm the present T.storm has moved into Sea.. more T.showers possible thru night as the Sea breeze is strong even now.
RT @anup_pillai: Heavy Rain! Mylapore Chennai 6:44pm
RT @shyamk: @weatherofindia shollinganallur, but I think it is almost throughout south Chennai
chennai - surprise another T.storm is following the same track .. now near Chengelpet zone and moving E-N-E
chennai - a part of this huge T.storm is now 6:13pm over ECR and it's crossing into Sea. Another part is over Poonamalle zone, moving N-E.
RT @spica_shylu: Clouds over Chennai on the verge of!!:-p (6:10pm)
RT @srijithgnair: chennai coastline. Taken on Sep 5, 2011.
RT @shyamk: Near zero visibility. Bad ass rains. Hope the folks returning back to their homes from work do so safely. chennai (6:02pm)
RT @sunofsuns: Oh it's raining here in Chennai, it's just getting fabulous:-) (6:06pm)
RT @gokz87: Drizzling started Puducherry @weatherofindia (5:53pm)
chennai - Very heavy rain now 5:50pm over Pallavaram zone, Chromepet and Tambaram.
RT @manakulkarni: It's raining heavily here ...... Awesome :) nashik (5:48pm)
chennai - a huge and strong T.shower is now approaching Tambaram zone from W-S-W
chennai - getting heavily cloudy with wind gusts.. now 5:07pm over Pallavaram zone
Tamilnadu :: Heavy showers nearing Kancheepuram from west now 4:20pm
In next 48hrs.. there's 95% chance of T.showers for S.andhra, N.Tamilnadu and Chennai .. ..
Same will be the case for S.andhra coast, N.Tamilnadu coast and Chennai... T.showers will last till 23-Sep..
Showers for Karnataka coast and Kerala may come to an end from 23-Sep.
Latest COLA models suggest that the present circulation over S.central Bengal will persist till 25-Sep and beyond..
chennai - good cloud formations continue ALL around city.. we are heading into a WET evening and into midnight.
chennai - already a sharp shower has moved across from west to east (crossed into sea) over North extreme suburbs of city. 3:30pm
chennai - having good sea breeze now 3:49pm at lower levels... Humid day so far.. with good Thunder cell like cloud formations.
RT @rajugana: @weatherofindia Baroda 10.30am, passing clouds with overcast sky. Appears heading for a rainy day.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Monsoon withdrawal not on time since 2005 ...
RT @rajugana: Baroda 1.28pm, Today it's sunny, hot n humid, Yestday it was cloudy with rain a pic
Chennai - now 10:24pm, S-W chennai can expect T.showers today. Already Heavy rain can be seen West of Chengelpet now.
Rainfall for E.central India and N-E states will continue till 24-Sep... But showers for S-W peninsula will be almost ZERO at that time.
Only 5% chance of showers for N,N-W India from Today... so the stage is set for Monsoon Withdrawal.
Rainfall intensity going down ALL over India except E.central, N-E states and S-E peninsula..
Heavy T.showers possible for Chennai, N-E.Tamilnadu, S,N.andhra coast till midnight of 22-Sep..
On 21-Sep, N.Bay is expected to pop another circulation .. and it'll join hands with already existing UAC over Bihar..
Today the circulation persisted over N.central Bengal ... and expected to move slightly W-N-W and persist till 21-Sep.
chennai - on midnight 16-Sep city recorded 7.6cm
chennai - after city recorded 2 day of midnight T.showers... today ALL day it was CLEAR, warm and HUMID. Chennai city recorded 4cm
RT @1prad:
cherrapunji got battered by extreme rainfall for past 3 days..
total rainfall- 470mm(47cm)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Chennai got battered by Bubble Thunder Storms yesterday, 16-Sep-2011 ...
chennai - So far (8:31pm) NO cloud formations recorded.. Now having a stiff sea breeze from S-E. Rain window open till 11:30pm!
7pm, Heavy showers all over E.central India, N-E Andhra and Orissa ...
Monsoon 4 percent above normal;set to withdraw by next weekend ...
Showers over entire India will go down from 20-Sep... and Monsoon withdrawal may start around 21-Sep
No let up in afternoon, evening T.showers for Andhra coast, N.Tamilnadu coast till 23-Sep.
chennai - after an unusually WET yesterday evening and night.. today it's fully cloudy, getting warm and humid... 1:35pm

Chennai got battered by Bubble Thunder Storms yesterday

People in Chennai cant forget the record rains we got in August 2011, where 120 year records were shattered by a distance. Particularly the 156 mm rainfall on 24th August, 2011 when thunderstorms formed in the evening kept on coming like a bubble till early morning.

Yesterdays rainfall is also similar, first storms were spotted in radar in the evening and the storms kept on coming like a bubble till early morning. Chennai got 76 mm from this TS, thus crossing 800 mm for the year before the start of NE monsoon. Recently, Chennai's annual rainfall is increased from 1220 mm to 1400 mm by IMD and the last 10 year average works out 1460 mm with 2560 mm received in 2005 being the highest.

We have received 836 mm till today morning, considering the rainfall and daily thunderstorms coming close to Chennai, we have to rethink whether Chennai really falls under rain shadow region. More studies have to initiated by IMD to study this daily phenomenon of Thunderstorms coming above and below belts of Chennai (from Pulicat to Pondicherry). The Radar at Chennai is also the best in India, because of less interference from height restrictions IMD has put in place for Construction of High Rise buildings.

* The name bubble Thunder Storms was given by members of Kea blog

Rainfall ending 8.30 am today in mm around Chennai

Nungambakkam (Chennai) – 76
Chembarampakkam – 60
Arakkonam – 45
Redhills – 42
Kadambathur – 41
Madhavaram – 34
Ennore – 32
Veeranam – 25
Meenambakam (Chennai AP) - 21
The present circulation over Bihar, Jharkand, N,central Bengal and E. Uttarpradesh will persist almost in that same zone till 23-Sep

Friday, September 16, 2011

chennai - More drizzles over S. Chennai suburbs now !
5:30pm, Heavy showers over E,central Madhyapradesh, E. Maharastra, S-E UP, Jharkand, Orissa and central ,S. Bengal ..
chennai - Pallavaram, Chromepet and Tambaram zone had another sharp shower at 5:55pm . Cloud formations continue over W,S-W of Chennai
RT @gravikumar: Rain started at Adyar, Chennai area now. (4:22pm)
chennai - for the past 30 min is having strong Sea breeze from S-E
chennai - had a localized cloud formation over S-W suburbs of city and it's raining now 4:05pm over Pallavaram, Chromepet zone
chennai - presently 1:36pm, having stiff wind from West, this may hinder Sea breeze and then cloud formation.
chennai - Today as well.. readings and forecasts suggest evening T.showers... but ..
chennai - after overnight Rain all along western corridor of chennai.. today it's CLEAR, HOT and HUMID again.
Gurgaon :: Kerala-type rain hits city, mall basements flooded...
Afternoon T.showers for Andhra coast and N.Tamilnadu coast will continue till 22-Sep and beyond ...
Rainfall intensity ALL over India will start to come down from 17-Sep.. except for E. Uttarpradesh and Bihar.
Today the circulation is over Bihar and E. Uttarpradesh... COLA suggests that this circulation may last till 22-Sep..

Thursday, September 15, 2011

RT @fabwrite: It's so windy here in Mandaveli, a coconut just fell from the tree tweetsfrombed @weatherofindia chennai 11:27pm
Chennai - heavy rain has started over polichalur, pammal zone 11:16pm
Chennai - heavy thunder storm now 11:10pm almost over tambaram zone
chennai - Entire west and S-W horizon is having Huge Thunder cells and Heavy showers are now 9:30pm nearing Arakkonam zone and moving East.
RT @mrrenji: Heavy heavy rain. . kerala 6:08pm
5:30pm, Massive showers over N,N.central India, Entire Maharastra, Chatisgarh, Orissa and Coastal Karnataka ..
2011 - Monsoon's rainfall topper is Amboli (Maharastra) with 7184 mm Rainfall and NOT Cherrapunji ...
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chennai - almost ZERO cloud formation over chennai so far .. 5:57pm . A Bright Evening now!
chennai - 4:25pm, Bright skies, less cloud formations and strong low level sea breeze. Today as well a good chance of T.shower possible.
chennai - Today so far 2:06pm is HOT and HUMID ... 35.3 C (2:06pm). And having a Dark blue skies with some scattered High clouds
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COLA suggests that the present N-N-W Bay UAC will move slightly into Bihar and E. Uttarpradesh and will linger there till 21-Sep
Today, the N,N-W Bay circulation has moved inland into S. Bengal ...

Top private weather sites in India

Of late there are many interesting weather sites put out by individuals, with lots of information which even IMD officials dont have knowledge. The some sites i have compiled are as follows

1. Kea Weather Station (Chennai' first automated weather station) and

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Its a website coupled with blog, must visit for all weather lovers, i can put it in other words "its a blog that never sleeps" and has its own character and we are all one big family. Even a lay man can learn things if he just sees the blog daily. So many experts are available in the site. Personally i wake up in this site and the same way it will be my last site i see before i go to sleep. Its going to have 10 lakhs visitor soon. Hope, Ehsan Ahmed (owner of the site) throws us a party.

2. Indian Weatherman

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Its a blog owned by Rakesh, who has strategist by making most of the weather bloggers in India as authors in his blog including him. The blog is always active with new posts. The blog has national perspective and its

3. Cloud and Sunshine

Total Site Visits - 1,29,141

This blog is created by Dr R. R. Kelkar, former Director General of the India Meteorological Department, New Delhi (1998-2003). After his retirement from IMD, he had served as ISRO Chair Professor at the Department of Atmospheric and Space Sciences of the University of Pune (2004-2008).

Earlier, Prof Kelkar has been the President of the Indian Meteorological Society (1997-99) and an elected member of the Executive Council of the World Meteorological Organization, Geneva (1999-2003). Presently, he is a member of the Governing Council of the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, and the Chairman of its Research Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee on Space Sciences of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Prof Kelkar has written three books: ‘Satellite Meteorology’ in 2006, ‘Monsoon Prediction’ in 2008 and ‘Climate Change – A Holistic View’ in 2010. He has published more than 50 scientific papers in meteorology. He is a Fellow of the Indian Meteorological Society and a recipient of the IJMG Award and the J. Das Gupta Award.

4. vagaries of the weather

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Its a blog by Rajesh Kapadia concentrating on meteorology of the Indian Sub-continent and extreme world weather. His views are highly regarded and 100% accurate. Wen there is rain in Mumbai, people visit his blog for his forecast. I personally think he is the best freelance weather predictor available in India. And his blog is getting good number of visitors, it recently crossed 1 lakh mark. His views are also hired by The Business Line

5. Ring Road Weather Station

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This website by Ashok Patel is the first private automated weather station in Gujarat. His forecast are mostly towards Gujarat. He has given a ETV Interview Ashok Patel

6. Metd Weather

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Akshay Deoras is the owner of this blog, it just completed two years. A student of 11th grade. he started forecasting and chasing severe weather since June 2009. I wish him memorable time in predicting weather in his future.

7. Tamil Nadu and Chennai Weather

Total Site Visits - 11,786

Its a blog owned by me (Pradeep John). I am following rainfall from 1990 from Chennai, i used to collect the Daily weather reports rainfall stats which come in "The Hindu'" news paper. I have taken the lead now by putting weather stats to all the weather fans in India through my blog.

8. Rajan's Take: Climate Change

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Its a blog by Rajan Alexander mostly on climate change

9. Ponnachi G Son

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This blog is mostly on Meteorology, Hydrology and Tamil. Most of the article may be on that line.

10. Tanvir Weather Blog

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This site by Tanvir offers daily weather report with satellite images to the reader.