Vanakkam! Dawn noticed humidity topping at 100 per cent, temperature and dew level locked at 27.7 levels Celsius, based on the Chennai Met Workplace of the India Meteorological Division (IM). Winds range in course — from north-westerly to northerly to north-easterly.
If one reads the tea leaves — in as a lot as it’s a fortune-telling technique that interprets their patterns — these winds should not imply a lot for Chennaiites. Slight disappointment there, for the reason that present forecast is for partly cloudy skies with mild rain in some areas.
Apparently, the North-East monsoon is having fun with a break. Which is simply as nicely rustling up because it does the vitality required for the subsequent calculated assault on the shoreline.
The forecast from the Chennai Met Workplace for the remainder of the Friday is as follows: Usually cloudy skies, with mild to reasonable rain/thundershowers in some areas. Most and minimal temperatures could vary between 32- and 26 levels Celsius, respectively.
Tomorrow ought to see usually cloudy skies. Gentle to reasonable rain/thundershowers could happen in some areas. Most and minimal temperatures to vary between 32- and 26 levels Celsius, respectively.
Not fairly reassuring for the hardcore rain followers in Chennai!
The town’s climate bloggers should not amused both, as is obvious from the next:
This tell-tale image (see beneath) that we get as of 8.30 am conveys simply as a lot — not simply Chennai, virtually no a part of complete Tamil Nadu and Puducherry is getting any significant rain!
In accordance with previous knowledge, clouds on hilltops, if falling, promise rain; if rising, promise clear climate. Or, search for rain when the crow flies low; or, nearer residence, when cats wash behind their ears. Additionally it is mentioned that flies flies chew extra when it’ll rain.
Personal climate forecaster Skymet Climate, too, sees nothing important when it comes to climate for Chennai at this time (Friday), besides a touch of a spherical of thundershowers within the night.
Sunny, with scattered thunderstorms is the outlook from WeatherBug:
The Climate Channel, an IBM Enterprise, doesn’t see issues very otherwise:
Windy.com offers the macro view (beneath) that spans the Arabian Sea (with extreme cyclone Maha prominently captured to the West of Mangaluru-Kundapura in Karnataka) and detached winds throughout the Bay of Bengal (which is why Tamil Nadu stays largely dry, whereas it rains out within the open Bay waters).
Apparently, the 700-odd-km distance from Mangaluru to Chennai is simply too giant for rain bands from extreme cyclone Maha to maneuver throughout the South Peninsula to the East Coast metropolis.
The winds couldn’t care much less, as is proven of their course and bearing close to the Chennai coast (barren south-easterly), besides close to Puducherry to the South.