Typical September conditions to start soon

As we get closer to September, the frequency of thundershowers and their intensities will go up. There will be afternoon showers too. This kind of weather has already started to set in as convection was noticeable as early as 11 AM. 

843 thoughts on “Typical September conditions to start soon

  1. Let us hope that we can get good rainfall from September month onwards .

    Hope we get surplus rains during NEM season ( Last year was a disaster )

  2. Looks like it might be a good spell or two for areas like Besant Nagar, RA Puram etc. Storms are forming within the 50 km radius and develop as they progress.
    Areas well within may only be looking at light rains.

    Hope that will change and the city gets a thorough spell.

  3. Thanks for the kind words Karthikstrom, Was really disturbed when I read Mr.Prasad’s post (Jupi’s dad). Felt what would be going through their mind. Thought something had to be done . Called up his Dad and apologised .Really happy to note that Jupi is back .

  4. Makkale enna achu.. I dont seem to understand the controversy going on here..
    Let us all earnestly try to keep kea metsite as a pure weather Blog.
    No more personal comments remarks please 🙂

  5. Prasad sir’s latest post in the previous page…just in case you missed

    Dear Kea bloggers

    Firstly, thank you all for your hospitality. It is a wonderful feeling to see so many heart warmers around.

    I/we just thought we should stay away from the blog for some time for goodness sake, but never even thought Keablog would move out to FB. I was shocked to see the move and prayed for return of normalcy asap. All is well that ends well.

    In this episode, if we had offended your feelings or sentiments, I apologize. It was not intentional. I always believe in universal brotherhood and random acts of kindness 🙂 My request is please use these platforms to know each other well so that such random acts of kindness could come to your rescue one day. In fact, we should all be happy that in this age we are able to communicate so well yet have we understood each other well? Technology is now acting like a mirage cheating us as we go near…

    To think that people in the last century used 15 paise post cards to communicate once every three months, and yet were well off understanding each other, as the gaps between each mail gave them a sense of longing as well as belonging!

    Well, I might sound outlandish and outdated, but that’s the philosophical me! I am not against technology! [BTW, I am a technical director in an IT company and I am bound to stay in touch with technology by the minute. So I cannot run away from technology 🙂 ]

    Novaknole: No apologies please, as nobody has done any harm. It is just an evolving phase of collective minds and I thought that it is just and right to stay away till time unravels certain mysteries 🙂 My request is that all of us/you guys should take efforts to meet each other asap and we will find a sea change in the relationship. I am pleased to quote the great poet Kannadasan’s lines in this regard:

    “Manam irundhaal
    paravai koottil
    maangaL vaazhalaam”

    “The most unjust peace is better than the most just war.”

    I remain.

    Yours sincerely

    Prasad Gopal

  6. Article published in The Times of India

    Nokia threatens to ‘quit’ India: Report

    Nokia has told India’s government that the country is now its “least favourable market” to operate in and it makes better sense to export its products from China.

    Finnish telecom giant Nokia has told India’s government that the country is now its “least favourable market” to operate in and it makes better sense to export its products from China, a report said Friday.

    Nokia, which is fighting a 20-billion rupee ($311 million) tax demand from Indian authorities, urged the government to “act quickly to correct the wrong perception of India as a place for business”, The Indian Express newspaper reported.

    “The political risk of operating in India” has become “suddenly substantially higher and may inevitably influence future decisions to develop one’s operations in India”, Nokia said in a letter quoted by the daily.

    The reported warning comes at a bad time for India when foreign direct investment has slowed to a trickle amid mounting domestic economic woes including a plunging rupee, a huge current account deficit, slowing growth and perceived government policy paralysis.

    The Finnish group did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the message which The Indian Express said was dated June 19 and was received by the finance ministry last month.

    Nokia said its tax problems made it “more cost-efficient for Nokia to transfer the manufacture of mobile phones to China and to import them to the Indian market rather than manufacture them in Chennai”.

    Nokia, which has one of its biggest plants world-wide in the southern city of Chennai, is among a string of multinationals in tax disputes in India including Cadbury Royal Dutch Shell and Vodafone.

    India has stepped up its pursuit of alleged tax delinquents to reduce a hefty budget deficit.

    Nokia insists software downloaded onto its mobiles in India should to be taxed in Finland under a bilateral treaty between the countries, but India’s tax authorities view it differently.

    “Nokia does not think India can override its international obligations,” Nokia was quoted as saying.

    Tax claims against Nokia and other multinationals have “too great an impact on the predictability and certainty of Indian business environment to be ignored”, Nokia added.

    India — one of the world’s fastest-growing mobile phone markets — is the second largest market for Nokia which began operations in the country in 1995 and employs 8,000 workers directly in Chennai.

    Nokia which had been the country’s leading handset maker for 14 years recently ceded its crown to South Korea’s Samsung.

  7. Microsoft head Steve Ballmer to step down

    Microsoft announced on Friday that chief executive Steve Ballmer planned to give up his post within the next 12 months, driving shares of the software giant up 8 per cent in pre-market trading.

    The Redmond, Washington-based company said that Mr. Ballmer will leave the company once the board of directors chooses a successor.

    “There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time,” Mr. Ballmer said in a statement.

    “My original thoughts on timing would have had my retirement happen in the middle of our company’s transformation to a devices and services company. We need a CEO who will be here longer term for this new direction.” The 57-year-old has been with Microsoft since 1980, when he was the first business manager of the then-five-year-old company.

    He took over the helm at the company, best known for the Windows operating system and Office productivity software, when founder Bill Gates stepped down in 2000.

    Mr. Ballmer has drawn criticism from analysts in the last few years for failing to gain a toehold in the booming market for tablet computers and smartphones, which is now dominated by rivals Apple and Google.

    Microsoft pioneered tablet computing a decade ago, but its tablet-friendly Windows 8 operating system, released last year, has been seen as a disappointment that confused many users.

    Microsoft Windows 8-based tablet computers have around 4 per cent of the market, compared to 62 per cent for Google’s Android operating system and 32 per cent for Apple’s iOS.

    In contrast, the company’s Windows Phone operating system for smartphones has earned strong marks from users, but is also a distant third place behind Google and Apple in many markets.

  8. Interesting piece of Information:

    Sharia-based financial institution launched in Kerala

    After almost four years of hard work by successive governments in Kerala, the first state-supported Sharia-compliant financial institution, Cheraman Financial Services Ltd (CFSL), has become a reality.

    The authorised capital of CFSL has been pegged at Rs.1,000 crore.

    The company will not indulge in any interest-based funding nor in activities prohibited under Sharia, including the liquor business, gambling, movies or tobacco.

    CFSL has also decided that individual investors cannot exceed nine percent contribution, and the total foreign holding shall not exceed 24 percent.

    T. Balakrishnan, one of the directors of CFSL, told IANS the office officially started functioning from Saturday at Kochi.

    “All the mandatory licenses from the Reserve Bank of India, Securities and Exchange Board of India and the Wakf Board have been received, and hence the long-awaited financial institution has finally come into being,” said Balakrishnan, who recently retired as additional chief secretary of the state.

    CFSL is the apex body; in it are three verticals which include the non-banking financial company, a venture capital company and an infrastructure company.

    The share-holding pattern of the company would be 11 percent for the state-owned Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC). The company has 12 directors, of which 10 are private high net worth individuals. Two directors are from the KSIDC.

    “The NBFC will be the company that will take care of deposits, received only from high net worth individuals. The minimum amount has been now put at Rs.5 million. We can go public only after we receive the permission for an initial public offering,” said Balakrishnan.

    He added that the joint venture arm of CFSL would be funding start-up companies.

    “We will secure equity in start-ups after assessing their credentials, and based on their profitability. The proceeds from these would be reinvested into the corpus to fund new start ups,” Balakrishnan said.

    The Kerala government will partner CFSL to promote this new venture by holding road shows in the country and the Middle East.

    Article published in The New Indian express

  9. Alls well that ends well. Hope yesterday’s learning stays with the group for long. Well done Shiva for taking up the cause and giving some confidence to jupi’s parents.

    Welcome back jupi.

    Hope today is better than yesterday weather wise as well. But even as I type this it is very sultry.

  10. Hi all

    One kind request that when u post the news paper article content just specify the important point and give the link below.

    Most of the guys will be using mobiles to access the blog during office hours and hence scrolling over the page having longer post will be little bit unease

      • OKAY Point accepted.

        I thought of conveying the message directly instead of rerouting to some link so that they can have a look instantly.

        I thought most of us will be using PCs or Laptops . I came to know that most of you people use mobile phones to browse.

        Hereafter i will be commenting briefly on non weather related items.

        Thank you.

    • I want to know your full name. If u don’t mind can u please reveal.

      I think you are a Rajini fan ( Guessing from your nickname )

      Cheers…!!! Have a nice weekend. !!!

  11. good morning ppl! just came back from football practice, need to go for a project at d.g.vaishnava college, so I’ll be leaving in a few mins

  12. @rame1975

    I am not rajini fan. Raijin is the name closely related to weather. For my real name just click the rajin and it will reveals my name

  13. Good morning..a regular morning in chennai..high temperatures,humidity picking up..chances brighten for an evening TS..familiar names around in the blog..jupis back.. and as I said it is another normal Aug day!

  14. @ Kea ,

    Still the KEA weather station is not working ? Is the station running or stuck up due to some issues ?

    Thank you

  15. Can we expect some rainfall today ?

    Accuweather predicts 70% chance of TS.

    Yesterday it was a dampener……

    Hope today it comes good.

  16. The chief amounts of rainfall (3 cm or more) recorded 
    at 1730 hours IST of yesterday were:  

    Mayabandar and Indore­9 each; Khandwa­6; Shajapur and Ratlam­5 each;
    Ujjain­4 and Baripada, Sheopur, Rajgarh and Betul­3 each.

  17. The low pressure area over central parts of 
    Madhya Pradesh and neighbourhood persists.
    Associated an upper air cyclonic circulation 
    extending upto mid tropospheric levels.

  18. 24 August:  
    Heavy rainfall would occur at isolated places over
    west Madhya Pradesh, southeast Rajasthan
    and Gujarat region.

    25 August:  
    Heavy rainfall would occur at isolated places over 
    Sub­Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and
    Assam & Meghalaya.

    26 August:  
    Heavy rainfall would occur at isolated places over 
    Sub­Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and
    Assam & Meghalaya.

  19. lot of discussion about safety in social networking sites. can someone tell me what is there to worry about having an account in FB or Twitter. till now i have never cared about these things. is there anything to worry about? What do you guys mean by safety in social networking sites.

    • The safety issue is more to do with kids than adults. While posting family pics or is better to restrict it to friends alone.

      Though one needs to be careful of what we post since we could be charged for libel posts. There are organizations which are particular about employee behavior on social networking sites.

    • Social networking sites like Facebook have terms and conditions that would blow your mind if you read them. They have exclusive rights and basically have a royalty-free license to anything you post on your profile. Effectively, they own your online profile.

      They are also required by law to turn over all information they’ve got on you if asked to.

      Earlier this week, a guy found a loophole in Facebook that gives everyone on Facebook a opportunity to post on ANYONE’s timeline. This guy shared his story for many weeks through many of his friends but it fell on deaf ears.

      So what did he do? He hacked Mark Zuckerberg’s profile to prove this. He was able to write on Mark Zuckerberg’s timeline without even having mutual friends with him. So, in conclusion, Be careful what you post on these sites. Otherwise, it is a good platform to connect.

      • Problems exist on both sides. The people who use it and the people who own it. It is our discretion to use it properly without compromising our own security.

      • useful info karthik and srikanth. personally i feel connected and personalized with kea bloggers here in wordpress. i am not a big fan of FB. better to stick with wordpress. our community here is unique and special in FB we will become another FB page.

    • @ sksvram I didn’t mean to create an issue reg. social networking sites , i asked that query because of the announcement by KEA yesterday evening to change from WordPress to FB.
      I don’t have an account in FB or Twitter.

      Nothing else…

  20. Slight popups to the west, interesting as sea breeze front is close by.. Showers like yesterday possible I think

  21. Don’t call yesterday’s showers as thunderstorms!! They should be violent!

    We have got good thunderstorms the following days, but rain was very less 😦

    June 27th
    June 28th
    June 29th
    August 4th/5th Overnight.

  22. No they don’t require more moisture partha sir! Then how do the interiors get violent thunderstorms in summer and late August- October?!?! There’s no sea breeze at all! Those storms are really violent and will give >5 cm in less than an hour in multiple places. We get storms like that in June and from late August! Hope we get good thunderstorms starting today!

  23. Partha sir…y shud i get angry or quit?..i did no wrong this time too..also im not angry with Jupi also..hes my greatest fan rite? 🙂

    btw, did Jon say lik that?…i was not aware..sorry for discussing abt that topic again..but my sincere request to all is dont drag him unnecessarily whenever someone uses their technical skills (in vain) to find out the differences/similarities btw Jon n Dashman..from the archives its evident that this poor guy has been linked to this problem regularly and has been tortured (in my opinion) in the blog since 2009..but need to appreciate Jon for staying in this blog inspite of all these..

    I request Jon to come back..u havn’t done anything wrong or said anything bad against anyone..just one advice from ur areamate..im sure our thala or somebody else will re-ignite this IP issue again..don care/reply if they say u r dash..Dash is always here to handle the “Thala” ! 🙂

  24. @partha sir

    Front not very strong today, so only a few cumulus clouds embedded. All others cirrus and cirrocumulus along the front. It has set in well here. It’ll be there in 10-20 mins

  25. The chief amounts of rainfall (3 cm or more)
    recorded at 0830 hours IST of today are:  

    Dhar­15;   Indore­14;   Kailashahar­13;   Ujjain­11;
    Mayabandar­9; Khandwa­8; Shajapur­7; Ratlam­6; 
    Banswara and Lengpui­5 each; Agumbe and Chittorgarh­4
    each and Ludhiana, Jamshedpur, north Lakhimpur, 
    Golaghat, Baripada, Bhira, Bhopal, Jalgaon, Sheopur,
    Rajgarh, Pachmarhi, Betul, Amraoti and Shirali­3 each.

  26. The low pressure area over central parts of 
    Madhya Pradesh and neighbourhood persists. 
    Associated upper air cyclonic circulation extends 
    upto 2.1 km above mean sea level.

    The axis of monsoon trough passes through Anupgarh,
    Ajmer, centre of low pressure area, Champa,
    Keonjhargarh, Balasore and thence southeastwards
    to eastcentral Bay of Bengal. The western end of
    monsoon trough would shift northwards during next 48 hours

  27. KERALA Rains:

    Thodupuzha (Idukki district) and Hosdurg (Kasaragod district) 2 each and Kannur, Thalasserry (Kannur district), Aluva (Ernakulam district), Kudlu (Kasaragod district), Vadakara (Kozhikode district), Kodungallur and Irinjalakuda (both in Thrissur district), Mananthavady and Kuppady (both in Wayanad district) 1 each.

  28. KARNATAKA RAINS:

    Dharmasthala (Dakshina Kannada dt), Karkala (Udupi dt) 5 each; Mudibidre (Dakshina Kannada dt), Kundapur (Udupi dt), Manki (Uttara Kannada dt), Agumbe 4 each; Belthangady, Subramanya (both Dakshina Kannada dt),Siddapura (Udupi dt), Bhatkal (Uttara Kannada dt), Shirali, Linganamakki, Thirthahalli (both Shimoga dt), Sringeri (Chikmagalur dt) 3 each; Mangalore, Mulki, Mani (all Dakshina Kannada dt), Udupi, Kollur (Udupi dt), Honavar, Kadra, Sirsi, Sirsi AGRO, Joida, Castle Rock, Nilkund (all Uttara Kannada dt), Bhagamandala, Madapura (both Kodagu dt), Madikeri, Kammaradi, Koppa (both Chikmagalur dt) 2 each; Mangalore AP, Bantwal, Uppinangady (both Dakshina Kannada dt), Kota (Udupi dt), Gokarna, Kumta, Banavasi, Jagalbet, Mundagod (all Uttara Kannada dt), Londa (Belgaum dt), Kaginele ARG, Guttal (both Haveri dt), Harangi, Kushalnagara, Somawarpet (all Kodagu dt), Talaguppa, Hosanagara (both Shimoga dt), Jayapura, Balehonnur, NR Pura (all Chikmagalur dt), Nanjangud (Mysore dt), Yelandur (Chamarajanagar dt), Harihar (Davangere dt), Davangere 1 each

  29. FORECAST FOR CHENNAI CITY AND
    NEIGHBOURHOOD:

    For next 24 hours:
    The sky condition would be partly cloudy. Rain or thundershower may occur in some areas during evening or night. Maximum and minimum temperature would be around 37 and 27 degree Celsius respectively.

    For next 48 hours:
    The sky condition would be partly cloudy. Rain or thundershower may occur in some areas during evening or night. Maximum and minimum temperature would be around 36 and 26 degree Celsius respectively.

  30. FARMERS WEATHER BULLETIN FOR
    TAMIL NADU AND PUDUCHERRY FORECAST
    VALID UNTIL THE MORNING OF 26TH AUGUST 2013:

    Isolated light to moderate rain may occur over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

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