“Due to atmospheric circulation, 14 districts of Tamil Nadu – The Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Tirupur, Dindigul, Theni, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Vellore, Tirupattur, Tiruvannamalai, Salem, Namakkal, Tiruchy and Erode are likely to experience heavy rain along with thunderstorm activity for the next 24 hours.
From Sunday, light to moderate rain may occur at isolated places of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal,” said N Puviarasan, Director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, RMC.
“As far as Chennai is concerned, the sky condition is likely to be generally cloudy, and thunderstorm with light to moderate rain is likely to occur in some areas in the evening due to heat convection for the next two days,” he added.
The RMC cautioned the fishermen not to venture into the sea till September 28, as strong winds at speeds of 45 kmph to 55 kmph are expected in the Kanniyakumari coast, southwest and adjoining south-eastern Bay of Bengal.
On Friday, the maximum temperature in the city decreased after mild showers for the past two days. The weather stations in Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam recorded maximum temperatures of 33.3 degrees Celsius and 33 degrees Celsius respectively, while the minimum temperatures were 26.7 degrees Celsius and 26.3 degrees Celsius in Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam respectively.
According to the data, Tirupur recorded the highest rainfall among the districts with 18 cm, followed by Salem with 11 cm, Tiruchy and Perambalur 8 cm each, and Sivaganga, Virudhunagar, Krishnagiri and Tiruvannamalai which recorded 5 cm rainfall each.