CHENNAI: Director of Regional Met Centre S. Balachandran said a low pressure is expected to form at South Bay on May 14, which might intensify into a depression on May 16. He has also predicted the next two days to be warmer for Chennai.
Remember Cyclone Laila, which pounded Chennai with 200 mm rainfall in May 2010? The city might have a similar effect if the low pressure intensifies into a cyclone post deep depression.
Astro Meteorologist, S. Ramachandran, said the southern and western districts, including Madurai, Coimbatore and Tiruchy would receive good rainfall compared to other districts till May 28.
As for Chennai, rains can be tracked only after two days, said weather blogger Pradeep John. Predicting a landfall between Gulf of Mannar and Chennai coast, he said there would be a dip in the temperature every day.
“Moving towards northwest, landfall could happen on TN coast, resulting in cyclone. However, there is also a possibility of it curving away” he added. It is learnt that cyclone, if formed, would be named Roanu by the Met department.
Decrease in the maximum temperature was observed in many districts including Vellore, which recorded 39.6 degree C. Chennai’s Nungambakkam recorded 37.5 degree C where as Meenambakkam hiked to 38 degree C....