With the southwest monsoon changing into vigorous, remoted heavy rain has been forecast in the Western Ghats on Friday.
While elements of north Tamil Nadu might expertise gentle to average rainfall, the India Meteorological Department has warned of landslips in the Nilgiris and Coimbatore districts, that are likely to obtain heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two locations.
A low-pressure space over northwest Bay of Bengal and the neighbourhood will set off remoted heavy rain over the Western Ghats. As the circulation is tilting southwest, it will have an effect over Rayalaseema and north Tamil Nadu districts equivalent to Erode, Tirupattur, Ranipet, Vellore, Chennai, Kancheepuram and Krishnagiri districts.
N. Puviarasan, Director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, Chennai, mentioned north coastal areas might expertise gentle to average rain resulting from wind convergence. Moisture-laden southeasterlies coming into coastal areas would convey rain. “We expect a dip in rain on Saturday and thunderstorms will return particularly over northern parts of the State and Puducherry from Sunday following convective activity,” he mentioned.
Chennai might proceed to get pleasure from typically cloudy skies and thunderstorms with gentle to average rain in some areas through the night hours until Saturday. On Thursday, town skilled nice climate with the day temperature remaining at 33 diploma Celsius, which is 2.1 diploma Celsius under regular for the interval.
Most districts have recorded good rainfall that’s in extra or largely extra up to now this season. The State has recorded a mean rainfall of 17 cm, which is 68% greater than its regular rainfall since June 1. This month’s rainfall has contributed immensely to the general monsoon rainfall as Tamil Nadu has obtained 10.7 cm of rainfall so removed from July 1.
Chennai has registered one of many highest July rainfall in the last decade with 14.9 cm, which is 94% extra than its month-to-month common. The metropolis beforehand recorded the best July rainfall of 20.5 cm in July 2015, based on IMD knowledge.
Mr. Puviarasan mentioned the State is taken into account a rain shadow area through the southwest monsoon. A weak southwest monsoon until final week had benefited the State with extra rain in July up to now.