Moist Weekend On Horizon for Tamil Nadu; Heavy Rains to Lash Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Theni, Dindigul Districts | The Climate Channel – Articles from The Climate Channel


Rajamannar Salai in KK Nagar get waterlogged post heavy rains in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday, January 5. (C Suresh Kumar/BCCL Chennai)

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(C Suresh Kumar/BCCL Chennai)

Thursday, August 5: Whereas the southwest monsoon season brings plentiful rains to most elements of India, the state of Tamil Nadu tends to be an exception. As a result of its location on the leeward aspect of the western ghats, this southern state falls within the rain shadow area, and subsequently, it has to depend on the retreating monsoon season to obtain its share of rainfall.

This yr, nonetheless, Tamil Nadu has been extra lucky when it comes to the rain obtained. The state has recorded above-average precipitation throughout the southwest monsoon interval thus far, having obtained 189 mm rainfall between June 1 and August 5—a 38% ‘extra’ in comparison with its long-term common for this era (136.5 mm).

However this previous week was pretty much as good as dry, with simply 2.4 mm rain recorded throughout the state between July 29 and August 4. Nevertheless, an intensification in rainfall exercise is predicted over the approaching weekend.

Remoted heavy showers on the horizon

As per the India Meteorological Division (IMD)’s regional met centre in Chennai, mild rainfall will proceed over the Western Ghats districts and the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu on Thursday and Friday.

The spike in rain exercise will arrive over the weekend, when a majority of Tamil Nadu’s coastal districts—together with the state capital Chennai—will expertise reasonable rainfall. This short-lasting heavy rain spell will likely be attributable to the northwesterly winds blowing into the coastal areas and creating convergence-based downpour, stories The Instances of India.

Remoted heavy falls of over 65 mm, together with thunderstorms, will bombard the districts of Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Theni, and Dindigul. Accordingly, they’ve all been positioned beneath a yellow watch on Saturday and Sunday, August 7-8, with the advisory urging residents to ‘remember’ of the native climate scenario.

Come Monday, the rain depth over the 4 aforementioned districts will downgrade to reasonable, whereas mild to reasonable showers will proceed over the coastal area.

Chennai is forecast to witness thunderstorms and rain until Monday, August 9, and cloudy skies thereafter. Nevertheless, the moist spell might not present a lot aid from the sultry circumstances over the coastal metropolis, with daytime temperatures hovering round 36°C and relative humidity of properly over 70%.


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