Rains to return on May 27.

Mercury level touch 40 degrees Celsius in Chennai but rains round the cornerImage for representation/ PTI
news Monday, May 23, 2016 - 10:40

Following rains in Chennai till Thursday, sunny days are back. From 26 degree Celsius, the temperature has gone up to 40 degree Celsius in the last three days.

According to The New Indian Express, since May 18 when the cyclone Roanu passed Chennai, the temperature was recorded 26.2 degree Celsius but slowly it became warmer day by day.

However, the weather experts said that low temperature was an exception in May. It only happened due to the rains.

Chennai recorded a temperature of 39.6 degree Celsius and the weather forecast claim that the temperature will go up further in the coming days. On Sunday evening also the temperature was at 37 degree Celsius.

A Met official told TNIE, “It can be attributed to the delayed arrival or at times an almost non-existent sea breeze. On Sunday, if the sea breeze had set in, the temperature wouldn’t be 37, but around 32 degree Celsius.”  

He added that the second half of May is complete dominance of Westerlies which then results in day-time temperatures average around 38-39 degree Celsius.

The last two years had seen five consecutive days of 40+ temperatures during last week of May and the hottest day last year was May 25 with 42.2 degree Celsius.

However, the Met department has forecasts partly cloudy sky with possibility of rain or thunderstorm for May 27 and May 28, 2016. They also said that the rainfall will yield 5-10 mm and might last for about four days. 

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