Rains to Proceed Over Water-Scarce Chennai Until Saturday | The Climate Channel – Articles from The Climate Channel


Chennai witnessed widespread rain on Wednesday.

(B A Raju / BCCL, Chennai)

The aid introduced by the southwest monsoon is more likely to proceed for Chennai at the least until Saturday. The Climate Channel Met staff has forecast remoted to scattered rain and thunderstorms throughout Tamil Nadu until Saturday. Based on a report within the Occasions of India, the showers in the course of the subsequent three days are as a result of an higher air circulation that’s closing in on town. Forecasts additionally point out that the best rainfall can be in the course of the afternoon and night time hours.

On June 20, the water-scarce Chennai obtained the primary spell of rains after over six months. Because the residents rejoiced, India Meteorological Division (IMD) confirmed the arrival of monsoon into town on June 21. Since then, Chennai has obtained scattered rains that accrued to a complete of 88 mm as on Thursday morning. The rainfall deficit within the Chennai area for June has come all the way down to 17% whereas the remainder of the nation has witnessed a substantial deficit of over 36%. On Wednesday, town obtained 30 mm of rainfall.

Furthermore, IMD forecast suggests {that a} low-pressure space is more likely to type over north Bay of Bengal round June 30. The low strain is predicted to develop into well-marked and assist to push the southwest monsoon to the west and northwest India from July 1-3. Though the system is predicted to set off vital rainfall primarily in Odisha, remoted rains are additionally probably over Chennai as a result of oblique results of this low-pressure.

The regional met centre forecasts that the coastal metropolis will expertise a most temperature of 36°C and minimal temperature of 24°C until July 3. Usually cloudy sky with gentle rain is forecast for town until Monday. The drop in temperature has additionally been a serious aid for town that reeled beneath the day-time temperatures of over 40°C till third week of July.

Regardless of the forecast of continued rain, town’s water woes could not dissipate quick. Usually, the southwest monsoon doesn’t contribute substantial quantity of rainfall to fulfil Chennai’s water calls for. The western ghats block a lot of the moisture-laden clouds from the southwest monsoon from reaching Tamil Nadu. Due to this fact, Chennai receives solely 450 mm of rainfall throughout southwest monsoon season whereas Mangaluru will get round 3000 mm regardless of mendacity on the identical latitude.

The retreating or northeast monsoon brings over 60% of the rainfall in a yr for Tamil Nadu. The state is subsequently far much less dependant on the Southwest Monsoon in comparison with different elements of the nation. From June 1 to 27 this yr, Tamil Nadu has obtained 33 mm of rain as towards the conventional of fifty mm marking a deficit of 34%.


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