Why there is sudden rain in Chennai?
IMD director general Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said about the Chennai rainfall, “This may have happened because of the interaction of northwesterly winds from northwest India and easterlies from the northeast monsoon. There was a trough near the Tamil Nadu coast and a deep trough in the northwesterlies.
When did Chennai receive rainfall?
North East monsoon bring rains to Chennai Chennai’s monsoon is largely about the Northeast Monsoon, rains during October to December, with easterly winds starting from mid-October, precisely the usual onset that begins between October 10 to 20.
Does it rain much in Chennai?
Chennai gets 1,300 mm of rainfall annually. Monsoon rains occur with the advent of the Northeast Monsoon Winds. The city is sometimes affected by the cyclones from the Bay of Bengal. Winters also receive moderate amount of rainfall.
Which wind causes rainfall in Chennai?
The winter rain in Chennai is caused by North-East Monsoons. Tamil Nadu receives winter rainfall because of the North-east Monsoon winds also called the retreating monsoon. They pass over the Bay of Bengal and collect moisture on their way and when they reach the Tamil Nadu coasts they cause rainfall there.
What is the status of rain in Chennai?
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Is Chennai a rain shadow area?
Chennai which lies in the rain-shadow area of the Western Ghats gets a little rainfall from the south-west monsoon winds. It gets rainfall from the north-east winds in winter because Chennai faces the north-east monsoon. It is situated on the windward side of the Eastern Ghats.
Is Chennai hotter than Delhi?
“For example, a 35°C with 70 percent humidity in Chennai feels hotter than 42°C with 50 percent humidity in New Delhi”.
What is the reason of Kedarnath disaster?
Most of the destruction at Kedarnath was caused by a sudden rapid melting of ice and snow on the Kedarnath Mountain, 6 km (3.7 mi) from the temple, which flooded the Chorabari Lake (upstream) and then Kedarnath. The temple was flooded with water resulting in several deaths due to drowning and panic-driven stampede.
Why Chennai receives more rainfall than Delhi?
Answer: Chennai receives most of its rainfall from the north-east’ monsoon, which gives rains mostly from October to December, and not the south-west monsoon. That is why Chennai gets most of its rainfall later than most other parts of the country.
Why Chennai receives less rain than Thiruvananthapuram?
Chennai receives rain from northeast monsoons during October-November which is not very strong hence gives less rain whereas Thiruvananthapuram Kerala receives very heavy rain from southwest monsoon which are much more powerful. It also gets some rain from the retreating Monsoon.