The Meteorological Department said that the system that brings rain has not formed over the region.

Surprised by sudden drizzle over parts of Chennai Only for Monday say experts
news Weather Monday, February 04, 2019 - 13:37

Sudden light showers and drizzles over parts of Chennai on Monday morning possibly rid many Chennaities of their Monday Blues, but the unexpected surprise did not last long and is not expected to continue in the next few days either.

Weather experts from Regional Meteorological Department, Chennai, told TNM that the system that brings rain has not formed over the region, and the sudden light drizzle is only temporary and will be experienced only on Monday. The minimum temperature expected stands at 25 degrees Celsius.

“The quantity received is too less to be recorded. But there are chances of south Tamil Nadu receiving moderate rains over the next couple of days, owing to a depression near Sri Lanka,” says Puviyarasan, Met Dept Scientist.

Weather tracker and blogger Pradeep John posted on his Facebook page that the delta districts of Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur and parts of Thanjavur, Pudukottai, Sivaganga, Thoothukudi, Ramanathapuram, Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari and parts of Virudhunagar might receive moderate rains on Monday and Tuesday. The reason for this is wind convergence from the low-pressure trough in the south and the high-pressure area in central India, he wrote.

“The winds from these two converge from Delta to South TN. The coast from Rameshwaram / Pamban till Thoothukudi / Kanyakumari will windy too. Don't expect too much out of this rains too. Some stray places might get one or two odd good spell. Thoothukudi, Ramanathapuram (Pamaban & Rameshwaram) are ideally placed for good rains. (sic).” reads his post.

Adding that Chennai will be cloudy for the next two days, Pradeep observed that February is one of the dry yet cool months in Chennai, and in the state in general.

Tamil Nadu witnessed one low rainfall last year, as a result of which Chennai may be headed for a huge water scarcity problem in the coming months.

With the water in reservoirs which the city depends on seeing a deficit of 77.37% as compared to last year, experts point out that it is about time residents begin using the limited resource judiciously.

Read: Chennai stares at massive drought but residents in denial, fear authorities

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