CHENNAI: The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) on Monday predicted rain in northern districts of Tamil Nadu for the next 48 hours due to a trough in easterlies over Arabian Sea. In addition, the temperature is likely to drop in Chennai and its suburb in the early morning for the next few days until there is change in wind direction.
“A trough in easterlies is seen over southeast Arabian Sea off Kerala coast at 1.5 km above mean sea level. So, northern districts and a few isolated areas in south Tamil Nadu is likely to receive light to moderate rain along with thunderstorm activity for the next two days,” said P Senthamarai Kannan, Scientist E, RMC, Chennai.
As far as Chennai is concerned, some areas are expected to get light to moderate rains for the next 48 hours. Due to northerly wind direction, and Chennai witnessing land breeze, the city, and its suburbs would experience mist/haze in the early morning hours. The maximum and minimum temperature might reduce and record around 30 degree Celsius and 25 degree Celsius respectively.
A weather blogger commented, “Few places in Western Ghats districts witnessed heavy rain recently, and the lower level wind convergence likely to trigger heavy rain in one or two places here. And mild showers to be experienced over north Tamil Nadu for the next few days due to system over Arabian Sea.”
According to RMC, in the last 24 hours, the highest amount of rainfall was recorded in Pudukottai district with 6 cm, followed by Theni 4 cm, Erode 3 cm, Tiruchy, Kallakurichi, Thanjavur, and Perambalur received 2 cm rainfall each.
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