CHENNAI: After witnessing rain and thunderstorm activity for the past few days, dry weather prevailed across the State with temperature levels going up again. The Regional Meteorological Center (RMC) stated that it is likely to continue for at least a week.
A senior RMC official said, "At present, since the cyclonic circulation is prevailing over Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, rainfall activity has decreased in Tamil Nadu since last week. As the maximum temperature surged across the State, due to the convergence and moisture, isolated places experience light to moderate rain along with thunderstorm activity."
The temperature continues to record 36-37 degree Celsius, and is more likely to go up by one - two degrees Celsius than normal. As far as Chennai is concerned, it is expected to be hotter for the next few days.
On Saturday, weather stations at Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam reported a maximum temperature of 34 degree Celsius and 35 degree Celsius respectively.
According to RMC, during the last 24 hours, only Tiruvallur experienced moderate rainfall. Thamaraipakkam 5 cm, Red Hills 4 cm, Poondi and Puzhal 3 cm each, Tiruthani 2 cm, Ambattur, Ponneri, and Chollavaram 1 cm rainfall each.