Chennai: After a pause, Chennai city recorded mild rains with pleasant weather bringing temperature down steadily. Interestingly, the Regional Meteorological Centre has predicted that Chennai and other parts of coastal areas would receive heavy spell of rains on Wednesday with northeast monsoon setting in on November 1.
According to RMC, heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry for two more days. Similarly, the sky is likely to be generally cloudy in Chennai, while one or two spells of rain or thundershower is likely to occur in some areas. However, maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 30 and 24 degree Celsius respectively.
Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Dr. S. Balachandran, Deputy Director General of Meteorology, said that conditions are becoming favourable for the commencement of northeast monsoon rains over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala and adjoining areas of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka during next 48 hours.
“Chances remain high that northeast monsoon would set on November 1 and there will be heavy spell of rains across the state,” the weather expert said, warning fishermen against venturing into the sea, as there might be high tide in the sea.
Light rains started along the coastal areas of the state from Tuesday and it is expected to intensify from Wednesday, he said.
The pleasant weather brought the temperature down in the city, which recorded maximum temperature of 34 and 35 degree Celsius so far. The Nungambakkam and Airport observatories experienced 29.2 and 30.2 degree Celsius on Tuesday. Surprisingly, most parts of the city experienced from drizzling to moderate rains in the city.
“After many a false starts this year, the onset of northeast monsoon may finally happen soon with things slowly falling into place for a moderate rainfall activity to happen over most of Tamil Nadu this week,” said city-based weather-blogger. The effect of Northerlies has started to wane and one can feel this with the reduced early morning chillness in places like Chennai, the blogger noted.