Chennai: Heavy rain is likely to occur in isolated places over Ghat areas of Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Theni, Dindigul and Tirunelveli districts of Tamil Nadu. The sky condition in Chennai and suburbs is likely to be cloudy with thunder clouds towards evening or night and light rain forecast in some areas.
According to weathermen, even after fairly hot day, Chennai and suburbs on Thursday late night recorded light at isolated places. “According to IMD observatory at Nungambakkam recorded 14 mm of rainfall between 7 and 9 pm. Similarly, there is a high possibility that the same weather condition will prevail for two more days,” said a weatherman. Speaking to DC, Dr S. Balachandran, director of Area Cyclone Warning Centre, said, “as southwest monsoon is picking up steam in Kerala, there is a rise in temperature level in the city and as a consequence, there will be convective rainfall (veppa chalanam).”
Moreover, thunderstorm activities in Chennai will give mild rain during Friday late night, he added. Similarly, K. Srikanth, a weather-blogger at Chennaiyil Oru Mazhaikkalam, said, “Numerical models indicate a developing upper air cyclonic circulation over Bay of Bengal, which is likely to descend into a low-pressure after a very few days.”