The prediction for the next few days is that the ghat regions of the State and surrounding districts will continue to have similar thunderstorms for two days. Heavy rains are expected in Dindigul, Salem, Dharmapuri, Tiruvannamalai, Villupuram and Kancheepuram. Very heavy rains are expected in The Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Vellore and Tiruvallur. “These rains are typical of the season,” said director of the Regional Meteorological Department, S Balachandran. “It is due to the conversion of the easterly and westerly troughs. The rains this year has been good, and should continue for a few days in a mild to moderate capacity across various areas of the State,” he said.