Even as the July sun continues to beat down certain areas in the state of Tamil Nadu, with maximum temperature likely to be 2-4 degree Celsius above normal in some parts, the next 48 hours could bring light to moderate rains in isolated areas of the state.
The latest bulletin from Regional Meteorological Centre forecasts that Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Theni, Dindigul, Tirunelveli, Virudhunagar and Kanyakumari districts are expected to receive light to moderate rain on Monday and Tuesday. Rainfall is expected to continue over isolated areas in the state until July 10, as per current bulletin.
Thoothukudi, Ramanathapuram, Sivaganga, Pudukottai, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, and Madurai districts are also in line to receive light rains for the next two days.
Chennai, however, is expected to only remain cloudy for the next two days, with maximum and minimum temperatures likely to be around 40 and 30 deg Celsius respectively.
Temperature warning for the next two days has been issued for Tiruvallur, Chennai, Kancheepuram, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Madurai, Karur, Perambalur, Tiruchirapalli, Thanjavur, and Tiruvarur districts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry where the said places are expected to record 2-3 degree Celsius above normal.
Pradeep John, Tamil Naduâ€™s most followed weather blogger, wrote in his latest entry that Nilgiris and Valparai Ghat areas are expected to see good action on July 9 and 10 following which rainfall is expected to reduce.
As per early records from July 8, the chief amount of rainfall recorded in G Bazar, Nilgiris is the highest at 5 cm. Lower Kothaiyar Arg in Kanyakumari, Avalanchi, and Devala in Nilgiris have recorded 3 cm each, coming second.
Eight days into July, Tamil Nadu has cumulatively recorded 35.9 mm rainfall as opposed to its normal reading of 69.6 mm, thereby giving it a deviation of 48% from normal. Puducherry, for the same period, has recorded just 19.7 mm while its normal stands at 92.2 mm.