Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are set to experience heavy rainfall and thundershowers over the next few days, the Regional Weather Forecasting Centre in Chennai has said.
According to a bulletin issued on Friday, there would be light to moderate rain or thundershowers in a few places in TN and Puducherry on Sunday.
Parts of the state and Puducherry are likely to experience moderate to rather heavy rain or thundershowers on Monday and Tuesday.
There is likely to be light to moderate rain or thundershowers in a few places in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on Wednesday, September 12.
Heavy rainfall is also likely at isolated places across Tamil Nadu.
Pradeep John, a weather blogger from the state who posts on his Facebook page ‘Tamil Nadu Weatherman’, said that the next two weeks are likely to bring thunderstorms to northern and interior Tamil Nadu including Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Vellore and Tiruvannamalai districts.
He also stated that Chennai would experience rains at night. Coonoor in the Nilgiris, Kodaikanal and Dindigul would also experience rainfall, he wrote.
While he ruled out the possibility of floods on account of the heavy rainfall, he said, “In particular, 10, 11 and 12th September will see very good and widespread Thunderstorms. Exciting days are ahead in the form of Thunderstorms and much needed rains in the non monsoon areas. Further, as i said September storms are intense.... So one need to be careful when in open ground / ponds mostly in rural areas to avoid being struct from Lightening.” (sic)
Many parts of the state experienced hot weather over the past week. According to a report in The Hindu, the Meteorological Department termed September the ‘second summer’.
As per the report, which quotes officials, it is “typical for most parts of Tamil Nadu to experience such hot weather conditions as the monsoon gets into a break mode”.