As scorching temperatures begin to come down across the city, Chennai is likely to get rains this weekend. According to the Regional Meteorological Centre in Chennai, the sky condition is likely to be partly cloudy during the day and generally cloudy thereafter till Saturday. Moderate thunderstorm with rain is likely to occur in some areas. Maximum and Minimum temperatures are likely to be around 38 and 28 degree Celsius respectively. Light to moderate rain is likely to occur at a few places over Tamil Nadu as well.
According to a report in the Times of India, parts of the city, including Guindy and T Nagar, received considerable amount of rainfall on Friday evening. The newspaper also reports drop in night time temperature in the city.
City-based weather blogger Pradeep John who runs the popular Facebook page Tamil Nadu Weatherman said 'more widespread rains are to be expected over the weekend.’ “More Rains building up in NW of Chennai, this will cover more area than the 1st spell in coming hours. Late night convergence seen near coast with parts of chennai getting rains right now. More widespread rains expected as we go into weekend. And one of best days for Northern interiors like vellore and Tiruvannamalai. Dharmapuri, krishnagiri and Villupuram. Pondy and cuddalore in line of intense storms too.” (sic) he wrote.
With a drought-like situation prevalent in the state, the rains would be a relief for the parched city. On Friday, the first train carrying water from Jolarpet in Vellore district finally arrived in Tamil Nadu's capital. A total of four train trips have been planned with 50 wagons carrying 25 lakh litres of water on every ride. In June, soon after rejecting Kerala’s offer of a one-time supply of 2 MLD of water to the city, Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami announced that Chennai will be getting water from the neighbouring district. According to reports, this is the first time in 18 years that the capital city is bringing water from other places in train wagons.