Northeast Monsoon 2019: Latest News and Updates on Northeast Monsoon

November 12, 2019 12:40 PM |

Northeast Monsoon Rains

Updated on Nov 12, 12:27 PM: 

As the remnants of Cyclone Bulbul have moved away, northeasterly humid winds are setting in along the East Coast. These winds are strengthing gradually. Moreover, a Trough is extending from Sri Lanka up to Southeast Andhra Pradesh Coast in the lower levels. Also, the flow of northeasterlies could be seen along the South of Kerala Coast. Hence, rainfall activities will pick up pace along the Tamil Nadu Coast, South Andhra Pradesh Coast. A few moderate spells are also likely here. However, Kerala and Karnataka will observe a reduction in rainfall activities during the next 24 to 48 hours. Scattered rains are likely in the southern parts of Telangana and Rayalaseema. The wind pattern will change as northerly winds would be replaced by easterly winds over Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Updated on October 29, 11:24 AM: 

Moderate to heavy intensity rain is expected in Tamil Nadu and Kerala for the next 24-48 hours. The southern districts of both the states will face the major action of the Northeast Monsoon in terms of rain. There are also chances of heavy to very heavy rain in Lakshwadeep during this period. South Interior Karnataka is also one region where people can observe good rainfall activity.

The rainfall activity in the region would largely be a result of the well-marked low-pressure area in the Comorin region and South Sri Lanka coast. This system will move in a northwest direction and is likely to intensify into a depression tonight or tomorrow in the southeast Arabian Sea. In fact, there is a high probability of the system intensifying further into a deep depression. So we can say that the Northeast Monsoon is going to remain active for at least the next three days in the region of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Updated on October 24, 12:40 PM: 

Moderate to heavy rains have been affecting Tamil Nadu. In a span of 24 hours, from 8.30 am on Wednesday Tiruchirappalli has recorded 57 mm of rain. Adirampattinam also received 46 mm of rain during this period. On the other hand, heavy rain is being observed in Karnataka particularly the coastal region of the state. For instance, Honnavar in a span of 24 hours from 8.30 am on Wednesday received a whopping 113 mm of rain. Karwar and Mangalore also witnessed 111 mm and 61 mm of rain, respectively.

According to the meteorologists at Skymet, the southern peninsula will keep observing moderate to heavy rain for some time due to a well-marked low-pressure area in Coastal Karnataka which is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm Kyarr. There is another well-marked low-pressure area along the coast of Andhra Pradesh.

Updated on October 23, 12:08 PM: 

The Northeast Monsoon since the onset on October 16 has been active in the entire southern peninsula. All the five subdivisions of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, South Interior Karnataka, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema are observing very heavy rain. According to the rainfall data available with Skymet South Interior Karnataka in the month of October so far is observing a rain surplus of  88%.

The last four days, in particular, have been very good as the daily rainfall in the region is almost double the normal figure. In the next 24-48 hours, Tamil Nadu and Kerala can expect some relief as the intensity of rain will subside. But heavy rain is forecast for entire Karnataka and Coastal Andhra Pradesh during the same period.

Updated on October 22, 11:15 AM: 

As forecast by Skymet, extremely heavy rain is being observed in the state of Tamil Nadu for the last 2-3 days. According to the rainfall data available with Skymet, Karaikal in a span of 24 hours, from 8.30 am on Monday recorded very heavy rain to the tune of 113 mm. During the same span, Salem and Tondi recorded 97 mm and 50 mm of rain, respectively. While 45 mm of rain was witnessed in Adirampattinam and 30 mm of rain in Madurai. The state capital Chennai also recorded moderate rain of 28 mm.

The Northeast Monsoon is active in almost entire southern peninsula due to the Low-Pressure Area in the close vicinity of Tamil Nadu and adjoining Coastal Andhra Pradesh. A Cyclonic Circulation is also persisting over Comorin Area along with a Trough extending up to Coastal Andhra Pradesh across the Low-Pressure Area.

Looking at the weather condition Skymet has issued a red alert in Tamil Nadu. For the next 2-3 days, there is going to be good rain in Kerala coastal Andhra Pradesh and parts of Karnataka. In fact, Kerala and parts of Karnataka are already receiving heavy rains. Flood-like situation can be observed in some parts of Kerala already.

Updated on October 20, 05:25 PM:

During the next 24 hours, Northeast Monsoon is likely to give heavy rains over many parts of Kerala and Coastal Karnataka and in few parts of North Interior Karnataka as well as West Tamil Nadu. Rest parts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh will witness light to moderate rain and thundershowers.

Updated on October 18, 4:00 PM:

Northeast Monsoon 2019 this time made an early onset making an appearance on October 16 itself. Since then, good rains have begun to lash the states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Karnataka.

In fact, a Low Pressure is all set to form in the Southwest Bay of Bengal adjoining Tamil Nadu Coast which will result in heavy rains over the state of Tamil Nadu including the city of Chennai. Moreover, the Nungambakkam observatory in Chennai has already recorded 101 mm of rains in the last 24 hours, which is also the first three-digit of the season for the city. It looks like Chennai will easily surpass its monthly mean of 315.6 mm of rain, which is 142 until today.

Talking about the state of Kerala, rains have already begun to be heavy in the state with Kozhikode observing 74 mm of rainfall along with Kottayam as well as Karipur recording 53 mm and 44 mm of rainfall, respectively.

More showers are expected to continue wherein these showers will see an increase in rainfall activities and heavy rains may make an appearance between October 22 and 23 due to the upcoming Low-Pressure Area in the Bay of Bengal. Flood like situation may also be seen in some parts of Kerala.

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