Monsoon gets Active across India

The Low Pressure Area moving across Central India has got embedded into the Monsoon trough and has become a significant rain causing system for most parts of MP, UP, and W. Central India. This Synoptic circulation extending into mid troposphere has been dragging moist winds from Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea and is seen crafting rains for Central, North Central and Western parts of the country. In the west coast, the Off-shore trough is enhanced along Kerala and Karnataka coasts leading to increased rainfall along the coast for next 2 to 3 Days.

TN cities including Chennai, Coimbatore and Madurai would see windy conditions and scattered rains in the coming days.


Chennai – Early morning windy conditions will give way to warm conditions by noon & max temp will settle around 36-37C. Scattered thunderstorms expected for suburbs and city.

Coimbatore will see a warm day. Temperature will see a max of 32c. Scattered rains are expected by evening.

Madurai will continue to remain hot peaking at 38c with evening Thunderstorms.

1,942 thoughts on “Monsoon gets Active across India

  1. Rainfall till 5.30am Today in (mm). Ariyalur Dist Battered Very Heavily

    Ariyalur – 158
    Sendurai (Ariyalur Dist) – 51
    Devakottai (Sivaganga Dist) – 34
    Kudavasal (Tiruvarur Dist) – 33
    Tirukoyilur – 27
    Virudhachalam – 27
    Ennore – 19
    Aduthurai (Tanjore Dist) – 18
    Kaniyambadi – 17
    Vellore – 16
    Rasipuram (Namakkal Dist) – 10

  2. Good Chance of Rains Today from SHAR to Pondy And some places over Central and South Interior Tamilnadu.
    We might See intense Thunder Stroms or even a Squall As like Yesterday over North Coastal Tamilnadu.
    Temperature is Expected to be 36 – 37 in Chennai

  3. Today forecast for Chennai…………. Temperature would be around 37c . And there is good chances of rain in and around Chennai . Expecting big number from delta districts today and Chennai might be topper in rainfall tomorrow

  4. Heavy rains in coastal AP
    Rainfall till 8 am

    yelamanchili – 144 mm
    Nagaram – 135 mm
    Ponnada – 130 mm
    Ambajipet – 123 mm
    Mogalthur – 100 mm

  5. Rajesh bro,u missed out last week TEJ trend.. on 15th July it was clocking 88knts (nearly 165kmph) above Chennai at 105hpa…


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    • Pondy only 10mm very sad that the intense TS went north of Pondy especially between Marakkanam and Pondy got pounded

  7. A positive phase of the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) may have already begun to play out, according to the Applications Laboratory of Jamstec, the Japanese national weather forecaster.This is supposed to have a favourable impact on a concurrent Indian monsoon.
    .However, it suggests that the favourable impact (enhanced rain) would be observed largely over the Bay of Bengal and the adjoining eastern parts of mainland India.August outlook for India pointed to excess rainfall for eastern parts of the country while the rest of the country is likely to witness below-normal rainfall.
    As for September and October, the excess will be confined to peninsular India.
    According to the seasonally averaged rainfall prediction, northern India, Japan, Indonesia, Australia (particularly the north) and northern Brazil will experience drier-than-normal conditions over the next couple of months.
    On the other hand, most parts of the Bay of Bengal, Baja California and southern Brazil are likely to witness wetter-than-normal conditions, the Japanese forecaster said.

    • good thing is Mettur dam level today stood at 90 ft, hope they open the dam for irrigation purpose soon, from Aug to Dec/ Jan period is a must to visit time for delta dts, paddy fields on both side, with canal brimming with water on one side of the road, one should experience in person to observe nature’s beauty in this part of world, hope this year also will be same

  8. OMG.. Ameen.. Don’t go to school today!! Take care.. Enjoy the intense TS.. Sickness will fly away rapidly

  9. omg…surprised to see ariyalur 16 cm and shocking to see pondy with 1 cm…
    Ariyalur suppressed july rainfall
    take care ameen!!

  10. Shri,

    We should visit southern Tamil Nadu during rainy season, it is a delight to watch the nature’s beauty. I have done that during 2011 November the NEM was at peak. Till Villupuram it was dry, but after Panruti it is completely rainy. I went to Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, Thirucherai, Nachiyarkovil, Thirunageswaram, Alangudi, Thirumanancheri, Mayiladuthurai and Mannargudi.

    The stretch from Kumbakonam to Thanjavur was fully greenish, we went in Bus, the rain was pouring. As you said the canal was running in one side of a road, running along with road. That was a memorable trip i made. I have not seen Sun when i was in these places for 4-5 days time.

    It was completely covered by clouds and it was wet wet and wet everywhere.

    When i came back, after crossing Panruti, once again sun was shining bright, that is the time we started to see the Sun after 5 days time.

    • Partha…all the places you mentioned are not southern TN. That starts only after Trichy right upto Kumari. But it is a delight to travel to those places as you said.

    • its part of adj north and central tamilnadu…south places always ll be dry…ramanad,tuticorin,tirunelveli,sivagangai these are south tamilnadu

    • Kanyakumari dt comes first in greenery, one can witness greenery through out the year there, then Thanjavur dt, parts of Theni dt , parts of Tirunelveli dt, also gives visual treat

  11. Meaningful rains in all major urban areas of AP except Anantapur and chittor

    vijayawada – 41 mm
    Machilipatnam – 36 mm
    Visakhapatnam – 26 mm
    Ramagundam – 26 mm
    Kurnool – 24 mm
    Kakinada – 17 mm

  12. Mahabaleshwar getting good rains
    it got 148 mm till 8 30 am
    Hope that trend continues….meanwhile Agumbe going to record extremely heavy rain from tonight..

      • Yes pj….present waterlevel is nearly 1632 feet in hospet….They may lift gates by weekend….they will enter kurnool by 1 day after release….This time it became very late for hospet dam to discharge water

  13. Yesterday night when many were in Sleep a Squall passed over north Chennai. Ennore has got 19 mm in few minutes.

  14. One thing i forgot to tell. It did not rain in the surroundings last night, but got chill water from tap today morning. The same feel i got last night around 08.00 PM too, so we have already gone into temp decreasing mode, the season of low temp begun.

    Feeling so happy to say that we are into temp decreasing season.

    • but partha,

      unfortunately the rainfall that happened in month of may is featured into SW figures…but reality they were getting widespread rains in may …

    • why if it rains anywhere its called Mumbai rains?
      Last 2 days Mumbai didn’t even get much
      Colaba got like 60 and Santacruz 100 in 2 days.

      • Palghar to Mumbai is hardly 100k.. Don’t take reading of colaba n scz alone most suburbs have received heavily…BTW its not abt the quantum..its abt the severe waterlogging n flooding u see in Mumbai for normal rains..u don’t see trains operated on flooded tracks every time in Chennai…tats is the main reason Mumbai is featured often in news channels ever more so after jul 26 2005

      • Yes.. exactly.. U don’t often see train services getting hit in chennai for 100mm rains.. But it happens almost everytime in mumbai

      • There local train runs full n every 2 mins.. with lakhs and lakhs people using their services daily.. so, maintaining them itself is a big task… There are more No. of local trains running there as compared to Chennai…so better not to compare.. Geographic structure of Mumbai is different from Chennai

      • True Economic Times has posted huge pictures showing virtually water stagnation everywhere and suburban trains getting delayed for over 30 minutes

  15. Cola meteogram – 10 mm (upto 29/7)
    Accu – 19 mm (upto 29/7)
    Forea – 9 mm (upto 27/7)
    WU – 8 mm (upto 29/7)
    Hope we atleast get a combination of all 4

  16. Intense TS alert for chennai.

    Trough is dipping over chennai @500hpa level. From UAC over oddissa.

    Good convergence happening over NTN.
    500mb vorticity concentrating over NTN.
    Shear is high @50-60knots over NTN . It is good for TS
    Good energy (cape) available in chennai.
    Excellent moisture available @700,500hpa level…


    Ariyalur (Ariyalur Dist) 30

    Nannilam (Tiruvarur Dist) 14

    Chinnakalar (Coimbatore Dist), Valparai taluk office (Coimbatore Dist) 9 each

    Valparai pto (Coimbatore Dist) 7

    Kodavasal (Tiruvarur Dist) 6 each

    Devakottai (Sivaganga Dist), Tiruvarur (Tiruvarur Dist), Gingee (Villupuram Dist), Sendurai (Ariyalur Dist), Karaikudi (Sivaganga Dist) 5 each

    Tirupathur (Sivaganga Dist) 4

    Virudachalam (Cuddalore Dist), Tondi (Ramanathapuram Dist), Valangaiman (Tiruvarur Dist), Sirkali (Nagapattinam Dist), Tindivanam (Villupuram Dist), Ponneri (Tiruvallur Dist), Mylam AWS (Villupuram Dist), Rameswaram (Ramanathapuram Dist), Kumbakonam (Thanjavur Dist)

    3 each

    Tiruvallur arg (Tiruvallur Dist), Thirukoilur arg (Villupuram Dist), Vanur (Villupuram Dist), Karaikal (Karaikal Dist), K.m.koil (Cuddalore Dist), Ennore AWS (Tiruvallur Dist), Ulundurpet (Villupuram Dist), Vilupuram (Villupuram Dist), Aduthurai AWS (Thanjavur Dist), Thiruvalangadu (Tiruvallur Dist), Sethiathope (Cuddalore Dist), Tirupuvanam (Sivaganga Dist), Thiruvidaimaruthur (Thanjavur Dist), Chengam (Tiruvannamalai Dist), Naduvattam (Nilgiris Dist)

    2 each

    Pamban (Ramanathapuram Dist), Alangudi (Pudukkottai Dist), Natham (Dindigul Dist), JayamkonDam (Ariyalur Dist), Tiruvadanai (Ramanathapuram Dist), Periyar (Theni Dist), Polur (Tiruvannamalai Dist), Chittampatti (Madurai Dist), Sattur (Virudhunagar Dist), Salem (Salem Dist), Tindivanam nicra (Villupuram Dist), Dharamapuri (Dharmapuri Dist), Sivaganga (Sivaganga Dist), Arantangi (Pudukkottai Dist), Tirupattur (Vellore Dist), Penucondapuram (Krishnagiri Dist), Rasipuram (Namakkal Dist), Pondicherry (Puducherry Dist), Mettupatti (Madurai Dist), Tiruchengode (Namakkal Dist), Tirukoilur (Villupuram Dist), Devala (Nilgiris Dist), Pandavaiyar head (Tiruvarur Dist), Sholavandan (Madurai Dist), Attur (Salem Dist), Virudhunagar (Virudhunagar Dist), Kodaikanal (Dindigul Dist), Illayangudi (Sivaganga Dist), Dharmapuri pto (Dharmapuri Dist), Perambalur (Perambalur Dist), Manamelkudi (Pudukkottai Dist), Marakkanam (Villupuram Dist), Rajapalayam (Virudhunagar Dist)

    1 each

  18. The mid level CC was existing in South Arabian Sea and Adjoining West Indian Ocean for the past 2 days, has dissipated today. Due to this CC, we had weaker TS for the past 2 days even though ER wave was supporting the East Coast of India.

    Since this CC dissipated, we will see good TS today as the trough over East Coast of India is strengthening.

  19. Ariyalur rainfall from TS is the second one to top with highest rainfall from TS after that Vandavasi 710mm in Aug 5, 1965.
    Serious Deluge 300mm for just for 120mins.
    RR could have recorded 300 – 500mm/hr in Ariyalur.

  20. Tomorrow’s powercut areas:
    Ramapuram, Madambakkam, Pammal, Velachery main road, Velachery, Taramani, Pallikaranai, Madipakkam, Adambakkam.

  21. Is this really possible……
    Distance between Ariyalur and sedurai is nearly 16 km….
    Ariyalur received 30cms rain while Sendurai received 5 cms rain
    Another place Jayamkondan received 2 cms rain which is 50 km away from Ariyalur..
    AWS reading of Ariyalur shows 159 mm..
    How come IMD come with double the AWS reading

  22. No power around Mehta Nagar, few parts of Nelson manickam road since 10AM. Seems some transformer upgradation and power will be back only by 6PM. anyone else affected?

  23. I expected Ariyalur, Tiruvarur to top charts and it happened as like that. There is a cloud of confusion about Ariyalur reading which I believe is very much possible especially if you had seen the RADAR yesterday by 6PM.

  24. seems both ariyalur nanilam datas r faulty valparai tops with 7cm in tn as per midday report.. still regional report awaited to confirm

  25. SWM rainfall total of some places of Odisha from june 1 to july 21 (Normal SWM over most parts of Odisha)
    Dunguripalli – 735 mm
    Malkangiri – 725 mm
    Balasore – 693 mm
    Burla – 660 mm
    Thakurmnda – 650 mm

  26. Partha Nunga also cant be ruled out today. I am expecting pounding rains core city areas and western areas too.

  27. Massive bubbly cumulus seen everywhere.. First time I’m seeing these in the noon itself in 2015. The last time I remember a day with strong cumulus and lots of congestus by noon itself during SWM was last year June!

  28. Rains started in Chickmagulur Shivamogga, Dakshinkannada districts…..Deluge rains from evening ….
    Rainfall in last 2 hours
    Agumbe -16 mm
    Karkala -12mm
    Shirali 10 mm
    Manki 10 mm

      • What happened last Saturday was real West coast rains. Anything less than 10cms in West coast is not a point to ponder!

      • But AP is more worried about west coast rains….without rains there AP is no more…..Praying for Thungabhadra catchment areas to receive another wet spell with extremely heavy rains

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