Might 2021 was Chennai’s coolest in 15 years, due to the easterly winds


Climate Blogger, Pradeep John, in his weblog, stated that town’s temperature ranges didn’t even cross 37 diploma Celsius till Might 26.

Chennai is known for its summers, the sultry warmth particularly. The month of Might particularly is its star performer. In what would possibly come as an anti-climax to this sizzler month that includes agni-natchathiram, is the information that the new and dry days we skilled this 12 months weren’t… sizzling sufficient. Fashionable and trusted climate blogger Pradeep John’s put up on June 1, summarising the month of Might, got here as a impolite shock, a splash of ice chilly water if you happen to might, to residents of town.

“Coolest Might for Chennai in final 15 years…” he wrote, sharing his evaluation of the climate chart. The climate blogger additionally shared an in depth climate chart with day by day temperature recordings of the month of Might taken from 2005 till 2021. The typical temperature this Might stands at 35.94 diploma Celsius and is the primary time it has recorded such a low determine.

Pradeep, in keeping with his weblog, says town’s temperature ranges didn’t even cross 37 diploma Celsius till Might 26 and this modified after Cyclone Yaas moved as much as Odisha, triggering dry winds. “In 2021, Chennai common Might Temperature was 35.94 C and out of the 31 days, 22 days the temperature was under 36 C, that is the best variety of lower than 36 C by an enormous margin,” he added. The most well liked Might has been in 2003 when temperature ranges touched 45 diploma Celcius within the metropolis.

TNM reached out to Director of the Chennai Regional Meteorological Centre, N Puviyarasan, who confirmed this evaluation and likewise added that not simply Chennai however the remainder of the state too witnessed comparatively lesser temperature this Might. “Not simply town however in a lot of the locations temperature ranges stayed under the standard excessive. Because of the easterly winds, the temperature didn’t improve a lot,” he defined.

“Going by means of the final ten years’ knowledge, in keeping with it, most elements of the state have recorded lower than regular temperature this Might. Many districts didn’t cross their most excessive temperatures,” he added.

Pradeep too offers us the identical clarification. “And I do know many will remark that the lockdown was the explanation for the good might (sic),” he brushed apart attainable faux claims and added, “No, it’s  due to the extended easterlies from sea.”

Chennai additionally noticed two wet days this Might and about this Pradeep wrote, “Now we will see the Chennai rainfall is simply 40mm common in Might and principally this comes from the as soon as in 6 years Cyclone based mostly rainfall. Chennai has had rainfall in Might month in 1990, 1995, 2004, 2010 and final one in 2016. And  for rains to occur in Chennai in Might month, the clouds have to come back from Sea aspect and really hardly ever clouds will handle to succeed in from west however this 12 months for the first time, i’ve seen 2 wet days in Might month on twenty first and twenty second the clouds managed to succeed in Chennai from west identical to in June month.”


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