Light to moderate rain is likely to occur in some areas of Chennai over the weekend.

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news Weather Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 09:49

Rains lashed Chennai in the wee hours of Friday and Saturday; and more rains are predicted for parts of coastal Tamil Nadu. According to the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), light rain is likely to occur at a few places over coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and light to moderate rain at isolated places over interior Tamil Nadu on Saturday.

Between Sunday and Tuesday, light to moderate rain is likely at isolated places over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, the weather agency said.

According to a bulletin from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday morning, rain and thundershowers had been observed at many places over Tamil Nadu. Heavy rain was predicted for coastal and delta districts including Thoothukudi, Sivaganga, Ramanathapuram, Nagappatinam, Thanjavur and Thiruvarur on Friday. According to the Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority’s (TNSDMA) report on Friday, Tirunelveli received 17 mm of rainfall while Nagappatinam received 7.4 mm. Ramanathapuram and Cuddalore recorded 2.4 mm and 1 mm respectively.

As far as Chennai is concerned, the sky is likely to be generally cloudy. Light to moderate rain is likely in some areas over the weekend. While maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to be around 30 and 24 degree Celsius on Saturday, it is expected to vary between 31 and 25 degree Celsius respectively on Sunday.

Popular city-based weather blogger Pradeep John, who runs the Facebook page Tamil Nadu Weatherman, made the observation that the current spell of rains in the Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Chengalpet, Chennai (KTCC) region were perhaps the ‘last significant easterly wave for northern Tamil Nadu’ this monsoon season.

On Friday, he wrote, “Night time to morning is our time with convergence happening close to coast. Right from Chennai to Nellai Ghat areas action will be seen here and there. Hopefully, tomorrow morning we will wake up to a monsoon-ish day and day goes on, coast will be clear of activity and interiors will get some rains.”

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