Heavy rain warning: Chennai and other parts of TN to get good spell of showers

The 2019 North-East monsoon arrived quietly over Tamil Nadu and adjoining Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala a day ahead of the forecast date, marked by widespread rainfall over the region.

The city experienced continuous rainfall on Thursday morning, becoming the wettest northeast monsoon day in Chennai since November 2017. According to the Regional Meteorological Centre in Chennai, light to moderate rain is likely to occur at many places over Tamil Nadu between Saturday and Monday. Heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over the state.

“Light to moderate rain or thundershowers is likely to occur in Chennai. Maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 28 and 25 degree Celsius respectively,” it states for Saturday.

As a Low Pressure Area is soon expected to develop over Southwest Bay of Bengal off Tamil Nadu coast which will unleash heavy rains over the state. Therefore, chances are bright that Chennai will surpass its monthly average rainfall this year.

Many other parts of Tamil Nadu have also received light to moderate rains and thundershowers during the last 24 hours. These rains were seen mainly over coastal Tamil Nadu and at scattered parts of interior Tamil Nadu.

According to the Climate Prediction Centre of the US National Weather Service, the North-East monsoon may entrench during this week and the next, with the week from October 23 to 29, likely witnessing action in both the peninsular seas.

In Chennai, one or two spells of rain or thundershowers are likely to occur while the sky condition is likely to remain generally cloudy for the next 48 hours. Maximum and minimum temperatures in the capital city are likely to be around 31 and 25 degree Celsius respectively.