GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

BHARAT MAUSAM VIGYAN VIBHAG

INDIA METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT

REGIONAL METEOROLOGICAL CENTRE, CHENNAI-600 006

WEEKLY WEATHER REPORT FOR TAMILNADU AND PUDUCHERRY FOR

THE WEEK ENDING  15TH  OCTOBER  2014  / 23RD  ASVINA, 1936 (SAKA)

SUMMARY OF WEATHER

 

Week’s Rainfall: 

Excess:         Pudukottai and Thanjavur districts.

Normal:       Ariyalur, Coimbatore, Nagapattinam, Nilgiris, Theni and Tirunelveli districts.

Deficient:   Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Erode, Kanyakumari, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Perambalur, Ramanathapuram, Salem, Sivaganga, Tiruppur, Tiruvarur,  Toothukudi,  Vellore districts and  Puducherry. 

Scanty:        Chennai, Cuddalore, Kancheepuram, Karur, Namakkal, Tiruvallur, Tiruvannamalai, Tiruchirapalli, Villupuram, Virudhunagar districts and Karaikal.

 

The chief amounts of rainfall recorded in Centimetres are:

09/10/2014:Omalur (Salem Dist) 7, Barur (Krishnagiri Dist), Tirupathur (Sivaganga Dist), Salem 5 each, Ariyalur, Karaikudi (Sivaganga Dist), Gudiyatham (Vellore Dist) 4 each, Pappireddipatti (Dharmapuri Dist), Arantangi (Pudukkottai Dist), Perungalur (Pudukkottai Dist), Gandarvakottai (Pudukkottai Dist), Avinasi (Tiruppur Dist), Tirukattupalli (Thanjavur Dist), Hosur (Krishnagiri Dist), Musiri (Tiruchirapalli Dist), Kodavasal (Tiruvarur Dist) 3 each, Needamangalam (Tiruvarur Dist), Coonoor (Nilgiris Dist), Devala (Nilgiris Dist), Palacode (Dharmapuri Dist), Mulanur (Tiruppur Dist), Vallam (Thanjavur Dist), Vaniyambadi (Vellore Dist), Gudalur Bazaar (Nilgiris Dist), Mangalapuram (Namakkal Dist), Pennagaram (Dharmapuri Dist), Manamelkudi (Pudukkottai Dist), Sivaganga, Viralimalai (Pudukkottai Dist), Sankarapuram (Villupuram Dist), Manapparai (Trichy Dist), Panruti (Cuddalore Dist), Denkanikottai (Krishnagiri Dist), Orthanad (Thanjavur Dist) 2 each, Melalathur (Vellore Dist), Kothagiri (Nilgiris Dist), Arimalam (Pudukkottai Dist), Thammampatty (Salem Dist), Kalugumalai (Toothukudi Dist), Kallakurichi (Villupuram Dist), Uthiramerur (Kancheepuram Dist), Sivagiri (Tirunelveli Dist), Thuraiyur (Tiruchirapalli Dist), Kalavai AWS (Vellore Dist), Madukkur (Thanjavur Dist), Peraiyur (Madurai Dist), Pullambadi (Trichy Dist), Bodinaickanur (Theni Dist), Sathyamangalam (Erode Dist) and Thiruthuraipoondi (Tiruvarur Dist) 1 each.

 

10/10/2014: Bhoothapandy (Kanyakumari Dist) 6, Vilathikulam (Toothukudi Dist), Madukkur (Thanjavur Dist) 5 each, Tiruvarur, Sivaganga 4 each, Nagercoil (Kanyakumari Dist), Adirampatnam (Thanjavur Dist), Tirumayam (Pudukkottai Dist), Rayakottah (Krishnagiri Dist) 3 each, Madurai south (Madurai Dist), Aduthurai AWS (Thanjavur Dist), Tirupuvanam (Sivaganga Dist), Manamadurai (Sivaganga Dist), Krishnagiri, Chennai Nungambakkam, Tirupathur pto (Vellore Dist), Mylaudy (Kanyakumari Dist) 2 each, Neyveli AWS (Cuddalore Dist), Erode, Papanasam (Thanjavur Dist), Bhavani (Erode Dist), Palayamkottai (Tirunelveli Dist), Chatrapatti (odanchatra (Dindigul Dist), Pattukottai (Thanjavur Dist), Devakottai (Sivaganga Dist), Kumarapalayam (Namakkal Dist), Kamatchipuram (Dindigul Dist), Arantangi, Karumandurai  arg (Salem Dist), Yercaud (Salem Dist), Sholavandan (Madurai Dist), Marandahalli (Dharmapuri Dist), Madavaram AWS (Tiruvallur Dist), Kangeyam (Tiruppur Dist), Poondi (Tiruvallur Dist) and Valparai pto (Coimbatore Dist) 1 each.

 

11/10/2014: Ramnad  nicra (Ramanathapuram Dist), Illuppur (Pudukkottai Dist), Vilathikulam (Toothukudi Dist), Vedaranyam (Nagapattinam Dist) 5 each, Chengam (Tiruvannamalai Dist), Sulur (Coimbatore Dist), Penucondapuram (Krishnagiri Dist), Gudalur Bazaar, Peravurani (Thanjavur Dist), Sattur (Virudhunagar Dist), R.S.Mangalam (Ramanathapuram Dist) 3 each, Tirupattur (Vellore Dist), Tirumayam (Pudukkottai Dist), Ramanathapuram, Uthangarai (Krishnagiri Dist), Tirupathur pto (Vellore Dist), Tarangambadi (Nagapattinam Dist), Vaniyambadi, Thanjavur, Anaikaranchatram (Nagapattinam Dist), Coonoor pto (Nilgiris Dist), Thalavadi (Erode Dist), Kalugumalai (Toothukudi Dist), Nanguneri (Tirunelveli Dist), Aduthurai AWS (Thanjavur Dist), Valparai pto 2 each, Chidambaram AWS (Cuddalore Dist), Sirkali (Nagapattinam Dist), Kadaladi (Ramanathapuram Dist), Tozhudur (Cuddalore Dist), Pochampalli (Krishnagiri Dist), Attur (Salem Dist), Virudhunagar, Coonoor (Nilgiris Dist), Tiruvadanai (Ramanathapuram Dist), Puducherry, Aravakurichi (Karur Dist), Vallam (Thanjavur Dist), Ketti (Nilgiris Dist), Tiruvannamalai, Mayiladuthurai (Nagapattinam Dist), Paramakudi (Ramanathapuram Dist), Alangayam (Vellore Dist), Anjatti (Krishnagiri Dist), Viralimalai (Pudukkottai Dist), Coimbatore AWS (Coimbatore Dist), Devala, Ambur (Vellore Dist), Dindigul, Coimbatore Airport, Chidambaram, Arimalam, Uthagamandalam (Nilgiris Dist), Naduvattam (Nilgiris Dist) and Ottapadiram (Toothukudi Dist) 1 each.

 

12/10/2014: Dharamapuri, Dharmapuri pto (Dharmapuri Dist) 3 each, Pudukottai 2, Yercaud (Salem Dist), Pennagaram (Dharmapuri Dist)and Palacode (Dharmapuri Dist) 1 each.

 

13/10/2014: Pudukkottai 5, Alangudi, Thiruvidaimaruthur (Thanjavur Dist), Aduthurai AWS (Thanjavur Dist) 4 each, Ariyalur, Kumbakonam (Thanjavur Dist) 3 each, Mayiladuthurai (Nagapattinam Dist), Perambalur, Kodavasal (Tiruvarur Dist), Nannilam (Tiruvarur Dist), Pandavaiyar head (Tiruvarur Dist), Tiruvarur, Chidambaram  2 each, Mettur (Salem Dist), Devala, Jayamkondam (Ariyalur Dist), Anaikaranchatram, Dindigul, Sethiathope (Cuddalore Dist) and Mannargudi (Tiruvarur Dist) 1 each.

 

14/10/2014: Sholavandan (Madurai Dist) 6, Vadipatti (Madurai Dist) 5, Kodaikanal, Periyakulam AWS (Theni Dist) 4 each, Periyakulam (Theni Dist), Aranmanaipudur (Theni Dist) 3 each, Vedasandur (Dindigul Dist), Periyanaickenpalayam (Coimbatore Dist), Usilampatti (Madurai Dist), Dindigul, Peraiyur (Madurai Dist) 2 each, Kamatchipuram (Dindigul Dist), Tirumangalam (Madurai Dist), Marungapuri (Tiruchirapalli Dist) and Kayathar arg (Toothukudi Dist) 1 each.

 

15/10/2014: Ambasamudram 8, Sathyamangalam, Kangeyam (Tiruppur Dist), Kamudhi (Ramanathapuram Dist) 7 each, Ayikudi (Tirunelveli Dist) 6, Pechiparai (Kanyakumari Dist), Mettupalayam (Coimbatore Dist), Illuppur (Pudukkottai Dist), Coonoor, Coonoor pto (Nilgiris Dist), Colachel (Kanyakumari Dist) 5 each, Bhavanisagar (Erode Dist), Thenkasi (Tirunelveli Dist), Kamudhi arg (Ramanathapuram Dist), Sendurai (Ariyalur Dist), Kothagiri 4 each, Ketti, Periyar (Theni Dist), Periyanaickenpalayam (Coimbatore Dist), Kodaikanal, Uthagamandalam, Uttamapalayam (Theni Dist), Kundha Bridge (Nilgiris Dist) 3 each, Aduthurai AWS (Thanjavur Dist), Manimutharu (Tirunelveli Dist), Sholavandan (Madurai Dist), Arimalam, Uthagamandalam AWS (Nilgiris Dist), Palayamkottai (Tirunelveli Dist), Sankarankoil (Tirunelveli Dist), Perambalur (Perambalur Dist), Valparai pto, Lower kothaiyar arg (Kanyakumari Dist), Kuzhithurai, Gudalur (Theni Dist), Bodinaickanur (Theni Dist), Vadipatti (Madurai Dist) 2 each, Thanjavur, Valparai taluk office, Periyakulam (Theni Dist), K. Paramathi (Karur Dist), Pollachi (Coimbatore Dist), Orthanad (Thanjavur Dist), Tiruvarur, Coimbatore Airport, Thogamalai (Karur Dist), Andipatti (Theni Dist), Maniyachi (Toothukudi Dist), Illayangudi (Sivaganga Dist), Coimbatore AWS (Coimbatore Dist), Nagercoil, Tiruvadanai (Ramanathapuram Dist), Grand anaicut (Thanjavur Dist), Surangudi (Toothukudi Dist), Chinnakalar (Coimbatore Dist), Tozhudur (Cuddalore Dist), Arantangi, Puducherry, Gobichettipalayam and Sirkali (Nagapattinam Dist) 1 each.

 

Season’s Rainfall for the period from 01.10.2014 to 15.10.2014:

Excess:         Dharmapuri and Tirunelveli  districts.     

Normal:        Coimbatore, Erode, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Namakkal, Nilgiris, Perambalur, Pudukkotai, Ramanathapuram, Salem, Sivaganga, Thanjavur, Theni  and Toothukudi districts.

Deficient:     Ariyalur,  Dindigul, Kanyakumari, Nagapattinam,  Tiruppur, Tiruvannamalai, Tiruvarur, Vellore, Villupuram and Virudhunagar districts.     

Scanty:         Chennai,  Cuddalore, Kancheepuram, Karur, Tiruvallur, Tiruchirapalli, districts, Karaikal and Puducherry.    

 

Chief synoptic features and its associated weather: 

            Last week’s Cyclonic storm ‘HUDHUD’ over North Andaman sea crossed Long Island at 0300 UTC of 8th  moved west-northwestwards and intensified into a severe cyclonic storm and lay centred at 0300 UTC of 9th near Latitude 13.8°North and Longitude 89.0°East about 750 Kilometres east-southeast of Visakhapatnam. Associated upper air cyclonic circulation extends upto mid tropospheric level. The above system further moved west-northwestwards and further intensified into a Very severe cyclonic storm and lay centred at 0900 UTC of 10th near Latitude 15.0°North and Longitude 86.8°East over Westcentral Bay about 460 Kilometres east-southeast of Visakhapatnam.  Associated upper air cyclonic circulation extends upto mid tropospheric level. The Very severe cyclonic storm ‘HUDHUD’ over Westcentral Bay further moved westwards and lay centred at 0300 UTC of 11th over Westcentral Bay  near Latitude 15.9°North and Longitude 85.4°East about 300 Kilometres southeast of Visakhapatnam. Associated upper air cyclonic circulation extends upto mid tropospheric level.         

        The Very severe cyclonic storm ‘HUDHUD’ over Westcentral Bay further moved westwards and lay centred at 0300 UTC of 12th near Latitude 17.4°North and Longitude 83.8°East about 60 Kilometres east-southeast of Visakhapatnam. Associated upper air cyclonic circulation extends upto mid tropospheric level. The Very severe cyclonic storm ‘HUDHUD’ moved further west-northwestwards and crossed Andhra Pradesh coast over Visakhapatnam between 0630 and 0730 hours UTC of 12th and lay near Latitude 17.8°North and Longitude 83.0°East at about 30 Kilometres west-northwest of Visakhapatnam. Further it moved northwestwards, weakened into a Severe Cyclonic Storm  and lay centred over North Andhra Pradesh coast near Latitude 18.0°North and Longitude 82.7°East about 65 Kilometres  Northwest of Visakhapatnam at 1200 UTC of 12th. The Cyclonic storm ‘HUDHUD’ further moved in a Northwesterly direction and weakened into a  Deep Depression at 0300 UTC of 13th and lay over south Chhattisgarh and neighbourhood near Latitude 20.5°North and Longitude 81.5°East and it continued to move in northwesterly direction and it further weakened into  a Depression at 1200 UTC of 13th over the same area. The system slightly moved northwards during the last 3 hours and weakened into a well marked low pressure area and lay over east Uttar Pradesh and neighbourhood on 14th.

        A trough on sea level chart extended from Chhattisgarh to South Tamil Nadu across Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Interior Tamil Nadu on 13th . An upper air cyclonic circulation lay over interior Tamil Nadu and adjoining Kerala and extended upto 0.9 Kilometres above sea level on 14th.

 

Temperature: 

            The maximum temperature were appreciably above normal at many places over the state on 12th and 15th and at a few places on 14th ; were appreciably above normal at one or two places on 9th and 10th and were above normal at one or two places on 13th and 15th.

            The minimum temperature were appreciably above normal at a few places over the state from 10th  to 13th and were appreciably above normal at one or two places on 9th, 14th and 15th.  

 

Rainfall: Rainfall occurred at a few places over the state on 9th, 11th  and 15th and at isolated places on remaining days of the week.  

 

Damages: As per press/media reports, thousands of banana plantations were damaged due to high winds in Salem district on 13th and due to heavy rain followed by lightning on 15th ,  2 persons lost their lives in Toothukudi district.

 

 

Regional Meteorological Centre,                                                                  Dr. S. R. RAMANAN

6, College Road, Chennai-6.                                                            SCIENTIST ‘E’ / DIRECTOR

Date: 16.10.2014                                                       for Deputy Director General of Meteorology 

 

 

 

RAINFALL STATEMENT

 

 

Rainfall for the week ending

15th October 2014

Seasonal rainfall for the period from 01.10.2014  to 15.10.2014

Districts

Actual

(mm)

Normal (mm)

Departure (%)

Actual

(mm)

Normal

(mm)

Departure (%)

Ariyalur

30.5

32.1

-5

42.8

86.2

-50

Chennai

4.9

30.9

-84

7.9

79.0

-90

Coimbatore

29.4

32.2

-9

61.9

60.4

2

Cuddalore

12.3

39.4

-69

16.0

82.9

-81

Dharmapuri

24.3

40.6

-40

127.6

97.3

31

Dindigul

25.5

41.2

-38

46.6

82.6

-44

Erode

25.3

32.1

-21

61.9

71.6

-14

Kanchipuram

2.2

32.1

-93

12.0

76.0

-84

Kanyakumari

27.8

45.6

-39

38.0

88.6

-57

Karaikal

6.6

41.9

-84

6.7

79.6

-92

Karur

6.2

32.4

-81

15.2

68.2

-78

Krishnagiri

23.5

37.9

-38

79.6

98.4

-19

Madurai

27.7

44.1

-37

76.9

90.8

-15

Nagapattinam

29.0

33.3

-13

36.4

73.3

-50

Namakkal

6.6

37.1

-82

67.6

77.6

-13

Nilgiris

50.5

45.0

12

93.2

94.0

-1

Perambalur

19.7

45.7

-57

77.7

90.7

-14

Pudukottai

42.9

33.2

29

60.0

70.6

-15

Ramanathapuram

21.8

35.2

-38

52.7

60.6

-13

Salem

27.1

43.6

-38

104.3

95.6

9

Sivaganga

34.2

43.3

-21

78.5

80.8

-3

Thanjavur

38.2

31.3

22

60.0

73.0

-18

Theni

32.7

37.8

-13

66.8

65.0

3

Tirunelveli

25.4

30.0

-15

63.4

49.1

29

Tiruppur

24.5

31.6

-22

44.8

64.6

-31

Tiruvallur

2.5

31.6

-92

14.8

77.5

-81

Tiruvannamalai

9.7

39.8

-76

45.1

91.7

-51

Tiruvarur

24.5

32.7

-25

51.3

70.8

-28

Toothukudi

17.5

30.9

-43

52.3

48.9

7

Tiruchirapalli

7.7

37.9

-80

24.1

84.1

-71

Vellore

15.7

35.0

-55

34.2

84.1

-59

Villupuram

5.2

33.4

-84

44.3

81.0

-45

Virudhunagar

4.6

37.2

-88

52.5

69.7

-25

Puducherry

21.4

38.1

-44

32.6

83.8

-61

Tamilnadu

20.8

36.2

-43

55.2

77.0

-28

Tamilnadu and

Puducherry

20.8

36.2

-43

55.1

77.0

-28

 

                  LEGEND

                  Excess: 20% or more

                  Normal:   +19% to –19%

                  Deficient: -20% to –59%

                  Scanty: -60% to  -99%  and  

                  No Rain:  -100 % 

                  In calculation of excess, deficits and their percentage, rainfall figures are taken to  0.1  mm.

                  (*) Rainfall less than 0.1 mm.

 

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