As we inch closer to the Kathiri season the real summer days have started for Chennai. It is that time of the year when we try to find excuses not to get out of houses / offices during the afternoons.
After a decent spell of rains last Friday normalcy is expected to be restored for Chennai this week. The coming days are expected to be dry for Chennai. The next question on everybody’s mind is “When is summer starting?”
As expected many parts of Chennai received rains last evening with light rains continuing through the night in on and off spells. So what’s in store today?
Today saw hailstorm in various locations of Western Tamil Nadu & adjoining areas of Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh. Bangalore, Salem, Harur were some of the towns which received a heavy spell of hail storms today evening. Is Widespread Rains for South Tamil Nadu on the cards again?
While South Tamil Nadu was enjoying heavy & widespread rains over the last few days it was pretty much dry over North Tamil Nadu except for isolated Thunderstorms. Is it going to change? Will Chennai be lucky again?
The Upper Air Circulation off the Comorin Coast has further intensified and is now stretching upto 500 hPa levels, this has resulted in monsoon type rains for the Southern Tip of Indian Peninsula.
While most parts of the country is going through a dry phase, south Tamil Nadu is on line to face a spell of isolated heavy rains over the next couple of days. A combination of factors have created favourble environment for rains over South Tamil Nadu
Did Madras Really Freeze Over? The Hindu carried a story a couple of days back on a possible event 200 years back when Chennai had sub zero temperatures. Since then one of the most trending stories on Facebook is “When Madras Froze Over”. http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/when-madras-froze-over/article7112961.ece
The next few days would see dry weather for Chennai. The temperature is expected to be around 35C till middle of the week and from Wednesday it could raise to about 37C.
The arrival of Southwest Monsoon is one of the most eagerly awaited days across the country, to call it as the most significant weather event of the countrty is an understatement. June 1 is the long term average arrival date for Southwest Monsoon to hit the shores of Kerala.