Chennai, which had been simmering for the past few days with temperatures reaching upto 40 degree Celsius, is expected to get cooler with the Regional Meteorological Department predicting light showers in some areas of the city on Wednesday.
According to reports, parts of Tambaram, OMR, Anna Nagar and parts of Anna Salai received good rain on Tuesday evening as part of the break monsoon season effect. According to weather blogger Pradeep John, this is expected to last for 10 days.
The sky will remain generally cloudy with maximum and minimum temperatures likely to be around 39 and 28 degree Celsius respectively, in Chennai on Wednesday. Light to moderate rain is likely to continue in a few places over Tamil Nadu until July 13.
Due to heavy rainfall in Kanyakumari and Tirunelveli on Tuesday, the highest amount of rainfall at 6 cm has been recorded at Kottaram in Kanyakumari. Mylaudy and Kanyakumari in Kanyakumari district received 3 cm of rain on July 9. Heavy rain is likely to continue in these areas on Wednesday as well.
The Met Department has also issued warning for some parts of the state where maximum temperature is likely to be 2-4 degree Celsius above normal. These areas include Vellore, Tiruvallur, Chennai, Kancheepuram, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Madurai, Karur, Perambalur, Tiruchirapalli, Nagapattinam, Tiruvannamalai districts of Tamil Nadu and Karaikal, Puducherry area.
On July 8, Kanyakumari district recorded highest amount of rainfall in the state. When its normal recording is expected to be 3.6 mm for the said date, the district received 14.4 mm rainfall, exceeding the normal by 301%. Yet its cumulative for the 8-day period beginning July stands at 172.9 mm, a departure of 19% from its normal recording of 212.5 mm.
As for the rest of the state, while July 8 should have cumulatively received 2.4 mm rain in total, it has recorded only 0.3 mm. Itâ€™s 8-day average too has a 50% departure, recording 36.1 mm of rain instead of the normal 72.0 mm for the said period.