Light to moderate rain is likely to occur at isolated places over Tamil Nadu until the end of July.

Parts of Chennai to receive light rains for the next two daysPTI/File Image
news Weather Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 09:33

Chennai, Tamil Nadu’s second wettest district this summer, is hopeful of receiving two more days of rain, according to IMD.

The bulletin issued at 8.30 pm on Saturday from the Regional Meteorological Centre predicted that some parts of the city are likely to receive light rain with thundershowers during the next 48 hours. The sky condition is likely to be generally cloudy, and maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 34 and 27 degree Celsius respectively in the city.

According to forecasts, light to moderate rain is likely to occur at isolated places over Tamil Nadu until the end of July.

TN Weatherman Pradeep John also wrote on his latest post, “Lone Warrior spotted in west of Chennai. Should bring some sharp spells of rains in some parts of the City shortly. Remember it will only rain in some parts of city. No widespread rains like last week ones.”

Chennai has recorded 56% above normal since June 1, recording 247.5 millimetres of rainfall from June 1 to July 27. The normal rainfall that Chennai is expected to receive every year from southwest monsoon season is 159.1 mm.

The highest in the state, however, is Tiruvannamalai district, which received 251.1mm of rainfall between June 1 and July 27, which is 81% higher than the normal amount of rainfall that the district gets during this time of the year.

While districts in northern Tamil Nadu recorded decent rainfall in recent days, other parts of Tamil Nadu remained rain-deficient. Coimbatore district recorded a deficiency of 73% during the southwest monsoon. Namakkal recorded the highest deficit this season at 77%, receiving just 21.7 mm rainfall from June 1 to July 27 while its normal stands at 96.0 mm. 

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