201 thoughts on “Cloudy start adds spice to the contest

  1. How to Calculate & Predict the Temp ?

    1. Average (mean) daily temperature

    This can be calculated in two ways:-
    A. The average of the maximum and minimum temperature over a period of 24 hours, so it is calculated by: (Maximum temperature + Minimum temperature)/2

    B. The average of the hourly temperatures over a period of 24 hours, so it is calculated by:
    Total of hourly temperatures/24

    2. Mean monthly temperature
    The average of the mean daily temperatures for a month, so it is calculated by:
    Total of mean daily temperatures for the month/number of days in the month

    3. Annual temperature range
    The difference between the highest mean monthly temperature and the lowest mean monthly temperature, so it is calculated by: Highest mean monthly temperature โ€“ Lowest mean monthly temperature

    4. Mean annual temperature
    The average of mean monthly temperatures of the 12 months in a particular year, so it is calculated by:
    Total of 12 mean monthly temperatures of that year/12

  2. KEA

    I am making changes to the predictions. Pls update my prediction values.

    KEA ,

    My Prediction for 25-09-2013

    NUNGAMBAKKAM MAX TEMP. = 33.7 Deg Celsius
    MEENAMBAKKAM MAX TEMP. = 33.9 Deg Celsius

    Rainfall

    NUNGAMBAKKAM = 15 MM
    MEENAMBAKKAM = 15 MM

    Reply

  3. Day 3 of the contest entries (entries closed)

    Nunga Max
    32.1 (Srikanth)
    32.6 (Shiva)
    32.7 (KEA)
    32.9 (Rajkmr)
    33.0 (Sailu, Senthil & Jon)
    33.1 (PJ & Raijin)
    33.2 (Gopal666)
    33.3 (Paul Abraham)
    33.5 (KAR)
    33.6 (Templetravel)
    33.7 (Rame1975)
    34.3 (Vela)

    Meena Max
    32.1 (Srikanth)
    32.5 (Shiva)
    32.7 (Senthil)
    32.9 (KEA & Sailu)
    33.0 (Jon)
    33.2 (Rajkmr & Raijin)
    33.3 (PJ)
    33.4 (Gopal666 & Paul Abraham)
    33.5 (KAR & Templetravel)
    33.9 (Rame1975)
    34.5 (Vela)

    Nunga rain
    0 mm (Paul Abraham, Templetravel, Rajkmr & KEA)
    7 mm (Gopal666)
    10 mm (Srikanth)
    11 mm (Senthil)
    15 mm (Raijin, KAR, Shiva, Vela & Rame1975)
    20 mm (Sailu, PJ & Jon)

    Meena rain
    0 mm (KEA & Paul Abraham)
    7 mm (Senthil)
    10 mm (Templeltravel, Gopal666, Vela & Rajkmr)
    12 mm (Srikanth)
    15 mm (Rame1975)
    17 mm (Shiva)
    20 mm (KAR & Raijin)
    25 mm (PJ & Jon)
    30 mm (Sailu)

  4. Back in Chennai after about a month. Much as the cloudy weather is helping, it is hard to get used to the humid, warm conditions – yesterday night in particular was quite oppressive. Anyway – looks like I am too late for the contest, but looks like a 34.5C, possibly torrential drizzle (5mm) day today.

  5. Cheeka, Don’t worry, Will call IMD from my dealers number by 2.30pm and update. BTW Vizag is partly cloudy n less humid compared to my last visit in June 1st week. Temp should be around 32 max.

  6. KEA,

    weekly contest result presentation is very good.
    We can download it in any format ( excel , pdf, html , open document , csv file ,plain text )

    Thanks KEA. You are doing every bit to make the contest attractive.

  7. Observations recorded at 0830 hrs IST on 25.09.2013

    (WEATHER OVER TAMIL NADU & PUDUCHERRY)

    STATION

    MAXIMUM TEMP

    (ยบ C)

    MINIMUM TEMP

    (ยบ C)

    RAINFALL (MM UPTO 0830 HOURS)

    ADIRAMPATNAM
    33.6
    27.3
    0.0
    CHENNAI NUNGAMBAKKAM
    35.6
    27.5
    0.1
    CHENNAI AP
    36.0
    26.6
    0.0
    COIMBATORE AP
    32.4
    22.6
    0.0
    COONOOR
    23.0
    13.7
    0.0
    CUDDALORE
    34.5
    26.2
    0.0
    DHARMAPURI
    33.2
    20.5
    0.0
    KANYAKUMARI
    30.4
    24.2
    0.0
    KARAIKAL
    34.8
    26.1
    0.0
    KARUR PARAMATHI
    37.4
    24.2
    0.0
    KODAIKANAL
    21.0
    11.5
    0.0
    MADURAI AP
    38.0
    26.2
    0.0
    NAGAPATTINAM
    34.6
    26.1
    0.0
    PALAYAMKOTTAI
    38.8
    26.6
    0.0
    PAMBAN
    33.0
    26.6
    0.0
    PARANGIPETTAI
    33.5
    26.0
    0.0
    PUDUCHERRY
    34.6
    26.5
    0.0
    SALEM
    34.4
    23.2
    0.0
    TIRUCHIRAPALLI
    37.2
    25.1
    0.0
    TIRUPATHUR
    32.8
    18.8
    0.0
    TONDI
    31.6
    27.6
    0.0
    THOOTHUKUDI
    33.0
    26.0
    0.0
    VALPARAI
    24.5
    13.0
    0.0
    VELLORE
    35.8
    25.0
    0.0

  8. DAILY WEATHER REPORT FOR GUJARAT STATE
    Wednesday, 25th September 2013 / 3rd Asvina 1935 (SAKA)
    Monsoon was vigorous over Gujarat state and in Diu, Daman, Dadra Nagar Haveli.
    CHIEF AMOUNTS OF RAINFALL IN CMS ARE:-
    GUJARAT REGION

    : Umerpada (dist Surat) 37, Surat_aws (dist Surat) 32, Bardoli (dist Surat) 26, Silvassa (dist Dadara & Nagar Haveli) 24, Vagra (dist Broach) 24, Karjan (dist Baroda) 24, Choryasi (dist Surat) 23, Palsana (dist Surat) 22, Jalalpor (dist Navsari) 20, Navsari (dist Navsari) 19, Kamrej (dist Surat) 19, Kheda (dist Kheda) 17, Anand (dist Anand) 17, Nandod (dist Narmada) 17, Mandvi (dist Surat) 16, Tilakwada (dist Narmada) 16, Sinor (dist Baroda) 16, Kaprada (dist Valsad) 16, Jambuser (dist Broach) 15, Sagbara (dist Narmada) 15, Vapi (dist Valsad) 15, Umergam (dist Valsad) 15, Borsad (dist Anand) 14, Rajpipala (dist Narmada) 13, Surat City (dist Surat) 13, Madhbun (dist Dadara & Nagar Haveli) 13, Bharuch (dist Broach) 13, Sojitra (dist Anand) 12, Gandevi (dist Navsari) 12, Hansot_arg (dist Broach) 12, Sankheda (dist Baroda) 12, Hansot (dist Broach) 11, Amod (dist Broach) 11, Dholka_arg (dist Ahmedabad) 11, Dholka (dist Ahmedabad) 11, Savli (dist Baroda) 11, Borasad_arg (dist Anand) 11, Dabhoi_arg (dist Baroda) 11, Ranpur (dist Ahmedabad) 11, Dediapada (dist Narmada) 10, Matar (dist Kheda) 10, Jhagadia (dist Broach) 10, Vyara (dist Tapi) 10, Mahudha (dist Kheda) 9, Mahemdavad (dist Kheda) 9, Valsad (dist Valsad) 9, Gandevi_arg (dist Navsari) 9, Mahuva (dist Surat) 8, Barvala (dist Ahmedabad) 8, Abad City (dist Ahmedabad) 8, Gandhinagar (dist Gandhinagar) 8, Pardi (dist Valsad) 8, Viramgam_arg (dist Ahmedabad) 8, Nadiad (dist Kheda) 7, Ankleshwer (dist Broach) 7, Padra (dist Baroda) 7, Nanipalson (dist Valsad) 7, Khambhat (dist Anand) 7, Vadodara (dist Baroda) 6, Daman (dist Daman) 6, Ukai (dist Surat) 6, Valod (dist Tapi) 6, Olpad (dist Surat) 6, Umreth (dist Anand) 6, Petlad (dist Anand) 6, Kalol_arg (dist Gandhinagar) 6, Halol (dist Panchmahal) 6, Barvala_arg (dist Ahmedabad) 6, Valia (dist Broach) 5, Naswadi (dist Baroda) 5, Dharampur (dist Valsad) 5, Waghodia (dist Baroda) 5, Sinor_arg (dist Baroda) 5, Anklav (dist Anand) 5, Detroj (dist Ahmedabad) 5, Jambughoda (dist Panchmahal) 5, Dabhoi (dist Baroda) 5, Songadh (dist Tapi) 4, Bhabhar (dist Banaskantha) 4, Kamrej_arg (dist Surat) 4, Vansda (dist Navsari) 4, Ghoghamba (dist Panchmahal) 4, Balasinor (dist Kheda) 4, Jetpur Pavi (dist Baroda) 4, Mehasana_aws (dist Mehsana) 4, Kalol(g) (dist Gandhinagar) 4, Waghai_arg (dist Dangs) 4, Chikhli (dist Navsari) 4, Vadgam (dist Banaskantha) 4, Saputara_arg (dist Dangs) 4, Mahesana (dist Mehsana) 4, Sanand (dist Ahmedabad) 4, Kalol (dist Panchmahal) 3, Radhanpur (dist Patan) 3, Wanakbori (dist Kheda) 3, Kathalal (dist Kheda) 3, Tarapur (dist Anand) 3, Sankheda_arg (dist Baroda) 3, Mansa (dist Gandhinagar) 3, Kadi (dist Mehsana) 3, Chhota Udepur (dist Baroda) 3, Navasari_aws (dist Navsari) 3, Deodar (dist Banaskantha) 3, Viramgam (dist Ahmedabad) 3, Dhandhuka (dist Ahmedabad) 3, Vijapur (dist Mehsana) 3, Santalpur (dist Patan) 3, Godhra (dist Panchmahal) 3, Malpur (dist Sabarkantha) 3, Thasra (dist Kheda) 3, Dangs (ahwa) (dist Dangs) 3, Mandal (dist Ahmedabad) 3, Unjha (dist Mehsana) 3, Bavla (dist Ahmedabad) 3, Kadana (dist Panchmahal) 2, Shahera (dist Panchmahal) 2, Himatanagar (dist Sabarkantha) 2, Dascroi (dist Ahmedabad) 2, Morva Hadaf (dist Panchmahal) 2, Quant (dist Baroda) 2, Khanpur (dist Panchmahal) 2, Bodeli (dist Baroda) 2, Kapadvanj (dist Kheda) 2, Dhanpur (dist Dahod) 2, Khambhat_arg (dist Anand) 2, Prantij (dist Sabarkantha) 2, Becharaji (dist Mehsana) 2, Santrampur (dist Panchmahal) 2, Siddhpur (dist Patan) 2, Uchchhal (dist Tapi) 1, Meghraj (dist Sabarkantha) 1, Dahegam (dist Gandhinagar) 1, Dharoi Colony (dist Mehsana) 1, Sami (dist Patan) 1, Lunawada (dist Panchmahal) 1, Dantewada_aws (dist Banaskantha) 1, Dantiwada (dist Banaskantha) 1, Tharad_arg (dist Banaskantha) 1, Dahod (dist Dahod) 1, Garbada (dist Dahod) 1, Satlasana (dist Mehsana) 1, Bhiloda (dist Sabarkantha) 1, Talod (dist Sabarkantha) 1, Bayad (dist Sabarkantha) 1

    • SAURASHTRA & KUTCH

      : Malia_miana (dist Rajkot) 9, Tankara (dist Rajkot) 8, Muli (dist Surendranagar) 8, Bhuj (dist Kutch) 7, Sayla (dist Surendranagar) 7, Shihor (dist Bhavnagar) 7, Mahuva(b) (dist Bhavnagar) 7, Khambhalia (dist Jamnagar) 7, Bhavnagar (dist Bhavnagar) 6, Dhrangadhra (dist Surendranagar) 6, Ghogha (dist Bhavnagar) 6, Visavadar (dist Junagarh) 6, Rajkot (dist Rajkot) 5, Kharaghoda (dist Surendranagar) 5, Junagadh (dist Junagarh) 5, Chuda (dist Surendranagar) 5, Jamkandorna (dist Rajkot) 5, Bhachau (dist Kutch) 4, Morbi (dist Rajkot) 4, Dhrol_arg (dist Jamnagar) 4, Lodhika_arg (dist Rajkot) 4, Halvad (dist Surendranagar) 4, Lodhika (dist Rajkot) 4, Valbhipur_arg (dist Bhavnagar) 4, Rajula (dist Amreli) 4, Vallabhipur (dist Bhavnagar) 4, Dasada (dist Surendranagar) 4, Kotdasangani (dist Rajkot) 3, Umrala (dist Bhavnagar) 3, Dhoraji (dist Rajkot) 3, Wankaner (dist Rajkot) 3, Mandvi(k) (dist Kutch) 3, Keshod (dist Junagarh) 3, Nakhatrana (dist Kutch) 3, Rajula_arg (dist Amreli) 3, Paddhari (dist Rajkot) 3, Kalavad (dist Jamnagar) 3, Dhrol (dist Jamnagar) 3, Jasdan (dist Rajkot) 3, Upleta (dist Rajkot) 3, Jafrabad (dist Amreli) 3, Botad (dist Bhavnagar) 3, Dhoraji_arg (dist Rajkot) 3, Malia (dist Junagarh) 3, Jamnagar (dist Jamnagar) 3, Gondal (dist Rajkot) 3, Botad_arg (dist Bhavnagar) 3, Jetpur (dist Rajkot) 3, Mangrol(j) (dist Junagarh) 3, Vanthali (dist Junagarh) 3, Kalyanpur (dist Jamnagar) 2, Khambha (dist Amreli) 2, Rapar (dist Kutch) 2, Lakhtar (dist Surendranagar) 2, Surendranagar (dist Surendranagar) 2, Jafrabad_arg (dist Amreli) 2, Mendarda (dist Junagarh) 2, Visavdhar_arg (dist Junagarh) 2, Talala (dist Junagarh) 2, Diu (dist Diu) 2, Kandla New (dist Kutch) 2, Palitana (dist Bhavnagar) 2, Limbdi (dist Surendranagar) 2, Jamjodhpur (dist Jamnagar) 2, Kutiana (dist Porbandar) 2, Dhari (dist Amreli) 2, Jodia (dist Jamnagar) 2, Anjar (dist Kutch) 2, Gadhda (dist Bhavnagar) 2, Wadhvan (dist Surendranagar) 2, Lalpur (dist Jamnagar) 2, Lakhpat (dist Kutch) 2, Okha (dist Jamnagar) 1, Kodinar (dist Junagarh) 1, Bagasra (dist Amreli) 1, Dhari_arg (dist Amreli) 1, Babra (dist Amreli) 1, Ranavav (dist Porbandar) 1, Lilia (dist Amreli) 1, Mundra (dist Kutch) 1, Liliya_arg (dist Bhavnagar) 1, Gariadhar (dist Bhavnagar) 1, Savarkundala_arg (dist Amreli) 1, Mangrol_arg (dist Junagarh) 1, Bhanvad (dist Jamnagar) 1, Bachau_aws (dist Kutch) 1, Manavadar (dist Junagarh) 1, Amreli (dist Amreli) 1, Porbandar (dist Porbandar) 1, Lathi (dist Amreli) 1, Chotila (dist Surendranagar) 1
      F

  9. MONSOON WAS VIGOROUS OVER GUJARAT STATE .

    SYNOPTIC SITUATION;-
    YESTERDAYโ€™S UPPER AIR CYCLONIC CIRCULATION NOW LIES OVER GUJARAT REGION & NEIGHBOURHOOD EXTENDING UP TO MID-TROPOSPHERIC LEVEL.

    Forecast until the morning 26-09-2013

    North Gujarat
    MODERATE TO RATHER HEAVY RAIN OR THUNDERSHOWER WOULD OCCUR AT MOST PLACES.

    South Gujarat
    MODERATE TO RATHER HEAVY RAIN OR THUNDERSHOWER WOULD OCCUR AT MOST PLACES.

    Saurashtra
    MODERATE TO RATHER HEAVY RAIN OR THUNDERSHOWER WOULD OCCUR AT MOST PLACES..

    Kutch
    MODERATE TO RATHER HEAVY RAIN OR THUNDERSHOWER WOULD OCCUR AT MOST PLACES.

    WARNING :- HEAVY TO VERY HEAVY RAINS AT A FEW PLACES,WITH ISOLATED EXTREMELY HEAVY FALLS, WOULD OCCUR OVER NORTH GUJARAT REGION , SAURASHTRA-KUTCH REGION AND IN DIU DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS. HEAVY TO VERY HEAVY RAINS WOULD ALSO OCCUR AT A FEW PLACES OVER SOUTH GUJARAT REGION AND DAMAN, DADRA NAGAR HAVELI DURING THE NEXT 24HOURS.

  10. GUJARAT DOES NOT SEEM TO HAVE RESPITE FROM RAINS

    Forecast from IMD

    FORECAST AND FARMERSโ€™ WEATHER BULLETIN VALID TILL THE MORNING OF 27.09.2013
    Moderate to rather heavy rain/thundershowers would occur at most places in all the districts of Gujarat state and in Diu, Daman, Dadra Nagar Haveli.

    OUT LOOK FOR SUBSEQUENT TWO DAYS: No large change.

    HEAVY RAINFALL WARNING:-
    Heavy to Very Heavy rains at a few places, with isolated extremely heavy falls, would occur over North Gujarat region, Saurashtra-Kutch region and Diu during the next 48 hours.
    Heavy to Very Heavy rains would also occur at a few places over South Gujarat region and Daman, Dadra Nagar Haveli during the next 24 hours.

    FORECAST FOR AHMEDABAD AND NEIGHBOURHOOD VALID UNTILL MORNING OF 26.09.2013:-
    Frequent spells of Rain/Thundershowers, at times heavy, would occur.

  11. Rame 1975..Regarding the formatting and the IMD data which you keep pasting here…There is a reason why no one else copy paste them here apart from you and Parthasri..

    this data is easily available in IMD site and KEA homepages… The really useful data which cannot be easily obtained is pasted here by Pradeep John.

  12. Missed the contest as i had a meeting til 12 30. Feeling bad.. Nd the cloud cover has jus added spice to the already hot contest!!

  13. chandru24 | September 25, 2013 at 7:55 am
    Guys can someone answer my question below:

    Guys am amazed to look at the satellite image of the clouds over Gujarat. Its been 4 days and the system still looks very intense.. How can a system at the fag end of the Southwest Monsoon that has moved over the land significantly from the Orissa coast all the way till gujarat retain such intensity.
    And it seems to be persisting still producing some very very heavy rains.

    Chandru..Very valid question indeed. Will get a answer soon.
    Is it because of the High pressure to the north of the system that is preventing the system from moving further away to the west ?

  14. Guys I always wondered why nature has committed such a crime over tamil nadu by raising the height of western ghats just it enters tamilnadu from karnataka. The height of western ghats separating goa and karnataka, coastal karnataka and south interior karnataka is not so steeper compared to the ghat height between kerala and Tamil nadu. Notably tall peaks of western ghats are located in tamil nadu and kerala only ( Anaimudi, dodabetta)

    Because of this steep height of western ghats between kerala and tamil nadu, 90% of the rainfall is completely stopped and made to pour only on kerala side. But kodagu, south interior karnataka, bangalore regions receive good rainfall because of SWM because of not so steep height separating coastal karnataka (Mangalore region) and south interior karnataka (like madikeri, mysore, bangalore regions).

    Had this height continued like that in karnataka, we would have got another kaveri river in south TN, better climate in entire TN, more importantly much more greenish TN. Seeing this nature apathy, I only think about the curse madurai (south TN ) received from kannagi. (This is just my theory, pl give your comments)

    • It’s the same Western ghats that helps rain bearing clouds does not cross Tamil nadu during nem. Also if eastern ghats was as tall as Western ghat’s, Tamil nadu would have been left with a narrow fertile coastal region forcing the interior Tamil nadu to be a rain shadow region.

      Nature has its checks and balances.

      • NO srikanth, NEM gives good rainfall to south kerala also. Kerala has two rainfall seasons and NEM in kerala is called thula varsham. Trivandrum gets about 50-60 CM from NEM. I am not talking about eastern ghats, it not a continuous wall like western ghats and it ends in nilgiris so south TN is not all affected. My thought is if western ghats had maintained height similar in karnataka , south TN would have got very good rainfall like south interior karnataka , hubli in karnataka or even pune region in maharashtra.

    • Grt piece of information. i too had this doubt in my mind for a long time. I thought that during SWM the intensity goes on increasing from N.Kerala to Coastal MH during this period and mother nature has her own way.

  15. Orographic rainfall will occur mainly in the slopes and then in the peaks, but if the mountains maintain the same height for a large distance, the leeward half won’t get much rain and will be a bit wetter than rainshadow regions. If there was no western ghats, western coast will be very wet, but we won’t get a drop as those SWM bands will dissipate after reaching about 75 km in TN or not even that.

    • Hi Sudharshan,

      I have a doubt about your explanation in what will happen if no western ghats… Then “HOW SWM SPREADING ALL OVER NORTH INDIA”? If SWM bands will dissipate in 75km means central india wil also be a desert right?

      • same thing i had in my mind. “what will happen If there is no western ghats” i don’t think it will dissipate in 75 km again it depends areas in high altitude will have mild climate like bangalore. the amount of rainfall will vary with respect to altitude, vegetation (forest cover).if altitude reduces then like susa said it will dissipate if altitude increases then precipitation will increase its very complex.

      • Hi Dinesh, if you allow me to reply. South west monsoon has two wings. One is Arabian sea wing and other is bay of bengal wing. Arabian sea branch gives rainfall to the entire western coast till mumbai and bay of bengal wing is the one which gives rainfall to entire rest of india like madhya pradesh, gujarat , delhi and pakistan

    • Ram i got this information from wiki for the topic monsoon of south asia. under mechanism of monsoon title, i quote

      “Monsoon is a tropical phenomenon. Indian subcontinent, lies northwards of the equator up to the Himalayas and Hindukush, primarily in the tropical zone of the Northern Hemisphere. Weather pattern involves winds blowing from the south-west direction (known as South-West Monsoon) from the Indian Ocean onto the Indian landmass during the months of June through September. These are generally rain-bearing winds, blowing from sea to land, and bring rains to most parts of the subcontinent. They split into two branches, the Arabian Sea Branch and the Bay of Bengal Branch near the southernmost end of the Indian Peninsula”

      The spliting is happening because of western ghats in kanya kumari region.

  16. SWM rains in Central and northern India will not be actual monsoon spells which affect only the west coast, but convective thunderstorms and depression rains. SWM causes lot of LPAs and monsoon depressions which travel through central india and dump heavy rain there. These are like our very own heavy Northeast monsoon spells, but since the systems will maintain strength throughout India, it will produce rain and thunderstorms in the interiors. They also get thunderstorms through convection like Chennai from Jun-September. These are the 2 ways in which interior india gets rains. This is not the actual SWM rains which only affect the coastal areas in the west.

  17. @Selvam Mohan

    There is no actual splitting point. SWM rains die off at TN border near Kerala and about 100 km west of BNG in Karnataka. NEM rains fade off near Vellore districts and places further south in the same line. Extreme interior TN gets only thunderstorms throughout the year and no SWM or NEM rains. Salem manages 105 cm per year just through thunderstorms!

  18. Actual SWM rains will only affect West coast of India. Similarly, actual NEM rains will only affect India east coast. SWM rains can’t reach past western ghats and NEM rains won’t go beyond 125-150 km TN coast. Places like Bangalore get only thunderstorms throughout the year

  19. IMD FORECAST FOR CHENNAI FOR FOUR DAYS

    Date Temperature ( o C ) Weather Forecast
    Minimum Maximum
    26-Sep 27.0 32.0 Partly cloudy sky with possibility of rain or Thunderstorm
    27-Sep 27.0 33.0 Partly cloudy sky with possibility of rain or Thunderstorm
    28-Sep 27.0 34.0 Partly cloudy sky with possibility of rain or Thunderstorm
    29-Sep 27.0 34.0 Light rain

    • FORECAST FOR CHENNAI CITY AND NEIGHBOURHOOD:

      For next 24 hours: The sky condition would be generally cloudy. Rain or thundershowers may occur in some areas during evening or night. Maximum and minimum temperature would be around 33 and 26 degree Celsius respectively.
      For next 48 hours: The sky condition would be generally cloudy. Rain or thundershowers may occur in some areas during evening or night. Maximum and minimum temperature would be around 33 and 26 degree Celsius respectively

  20. 24-09-2013 was the hottest day of this month so far.

    City residents experienced the hottest day so far, this month, on Tuesday with temperatures touching 35.6 degrees Celsius in Nungambakkam.

    For the third consecutive day, residents bore the scorching sun. The weather observatory in Meenambakkam recorded 36 degrees Celsius, two degrees above normal, for the second time this month.
    It was an uncomfortable day for September especially after a few days of rains and pleasant weather over the past week.However, meteorologists said, Chennai and neighbouring districts would escape a completely dry weather, unlike the rest of the State, with rains expected before Thursday.

    The weather models indicate heavy showers in Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram. There will be light rains in the northern coastal districts for three days from Thursday.Y.E.A. Raj, deputy director general of meteorology, Regional Meteorological Centre, said the city would receive rains similar to last weekendโ€™s heavy showers due to local convective activity.Rise in day temperatures occurred whenever there were clear skies, even towards the end of September.

    Last year, maximum temperature in the city touched 36.8 degrees Celsius on September 3. Chennai recorded the decadeโ€™s highest temperature of 38.7 degrees Celsius on September 26, 2009, said Mr. Raj.

    The southwest monsoon has resulted in good rains in the city. This year, Chennai has received 64 cm of rainfall so far. Of this, nearly 61 cm were recorded during the southwest monsoon, since June 1.The meteorological department expects the monsoon to revive in the first week of October, in the State.

    The department forecasts rain or thundershowers in some areas in the evening or night for two days. The day temperatures will be around 36 degrees Celsius.

    Courtesy : The Hindu dtd 25-09-2013

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