The State recorded about 11 per cent excess rainfall (40.3 cm) against the actual rainfall of 36.3 cm over the past week till Monday. Rainfall deficit of 15 per cent in the city further reduced to 8 per cent after the rainfall on Monday.
Meanwhile, the city is likely to remain cloudy with light to moderate light rainfall in some areas in the next 48 hours. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 30 degrees Celsius and 24 degrees Celsius respectively.
RMC also issued a warning for fishermen stating that low-pressure area over Southeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Lakshadweep area experienced on Sunday, now lies over Lakshadweep area and adjoining southeast Arabian sea. It is also likely to become more marked during the next 24 hrs.
For Monday and Tuesday, the weather agency predicted that squally weather with wind speeds reaching up to 40 to 50 kmph is likely to prevail over southeast Arabian sea and adjoining Lakshadweep and off Kerala-Karnataka coast and 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph likely to prevail over southwest Arabian sea and adjoining equatorial Indian ocean. On Wednesday, similar conditions would prevail with wind speeds at 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph over southwest Arabian sea. Fishermen are advised to not venture into these areas.
On Monday, the maximum temperatures in Nungambakkam were 28.6 degrees Celsius, while Meenambakkam recorded 28.4 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperatures recorded were 23.1 degrees Celsius and 23.2 degrees Celsius at Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam respectively.