“Due to heat convection and Southwest monsoon, The Nilgiris and Coimbatore districts of Tamil Nadu are likely to receive heavy rain along with thunderstorms. And several districts including Ariyalur, Karaikal, Thanjavur, Tiruchy, Perambalur, and Western Ghats districts could witness thunderstorms with moderate rain for the next 48 hours. Also, the rest of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal may experience rain for the next 24 hours,” said N Puviarasan, Director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC).
The official added that a low-pressure area is developing in the northeast and adjacent middle east Bay of Bengal, which is likely to strengthen into a depression in the next 48 hours and move in a north-westerly direction towards Odisha and Chhattisgarh.
As far as Chennai is concerned, the sky condition is likely to be partly cloudy and light showers are likely to occur in some areas for the next two days. On Saturday, the weather stations in Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam recorded the maximum temperature which was 35.4 degrees Celsius and 35.2 degrees Celsius respectively. The minimum temperature was 28.2 degrees Celsius and 27.4 degrees Celsius, recorded in Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam respectively.