Rains Cool Chennai; North East Monsoon Brings Moist Climate throughout Coastal, Western Tamil Nadu | The Climate Channel – Articles from The Climate Channel


Stagnant rainwater at Besant Nagar in Chennai on twentieth October 2019

(Photograph : R Ramesh Shankar/ BCCL Chennai)

It was a cool weekend for Chennaiites, with the town getting a mixed whole of 46 mm rainfall on Saturday and Sunday. The rain helped push down most temperatures by round 2°C at each Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam. Rains had been additionally reported elsewhere within the state, because of lively Northeast Monsoon (NEM) situations in Kerala to the west and Andhra Pradesh to the north.

Moist situations are anticipated to proceed throughout Tamil Nadu this week, with the IMD’s regional centre issuing an orange “be ready” alert for ‘heavy to very heavy’ rainfall (i.e. 105-204 mm) in Theni, Dindigul, Ramanathapuram, Thirunelveli and Kanyakumari on Monday.

The alert will prolong to Nilgiris and Coimbatore on Tuesday, whereas on Wednesday, Kancheepuram, Villupuram, Nagapattinam and Thiruvarur close to the japanese coast might rise up to ‘very heavy’ rainfall at remoted locations.

Districts in coastal Tamil Nadu and people adjoining the border with Kerala acquired average rainfall (outlined by IMD as rain as much as 64 mm) on Sunday, with the very best recorded at Pamban (64 mm), Coonoor (46 mm) and Tondi (41 mm). Locations in inside Tamil Nadu, like Madurai, Salem and Tiruchirapalli, in the meantime, noticed solely single-digit rainfall.

As on Sunday, the NEM was lagging the long-term common rain in Tamil Nadu by 7%. Based on IMD knowledge, most districts have obtained decrease than regular rainfall. The shortfall in Chennai is simply 5%, whereas it’s 58% in Madurai, 19% in Salem and 62% in Trichy. The hilly Nilgiris district has had an important NEM season up to now, with 146% extra rainfall, as have Coimbatore and Erode districts, which have gotten considerably extra rain.

The Climate Channel’s forecast for Chennai reveals probability of thunderstorms and light-weight rain as much as the top of October. Temperatures are prone to be between 25 and 31°C, whereas possibilities of rain will stay persistently excessive at 80% or extra throughout this era, because of moisture-bearing winds flowing in from each the northwest and northeast instructions.


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