Northeast Monsoon continues to be active over North Coastal Tamil Nadu with Chennai and surrounding areas receiving another day of moderate to heavy rains at many places. Kelambakkam (Hindustan University) still seeing the after effects of the extreme rains last Sunday saw 48 mm record till 5:30 in the morning.
With the Low pressure still off Kerala coast and pretty much not showing much movement to the West, parts of Kerala continues to receive heavy rains. Pookot in Wayanad district recorded 54 mm rains till 5:30 in the morning. This could augur well for the inflows into Kaveri over the next couple of days. Kozhikode district could continue to get heavy rains today as well.
Northeast Monsoon Update: Northeast Monsoon is expected to be active for the next few days under the impact of fairly strong Easterlies. With the Low pressure in Arabian Sea providing the trigger the Easterlies have been able to carry a lot of moisture from the bay into Coastal Tamil Nadu. In what could be one of those rare days in recent times the entire coastline of Tamil Nadu all the way from Chennai to Kanyakumari could see widespread spells of rains over the next couple of days.
Intermittent spells of moderate rains could be the order of the day today at many places along the coast today during the morning. Later in the evening / night we could see fairly widespread rains along the coast with few places getting spells of heavy rains. Thootukudi, Tirunelveli districts and the stretch between Pondy & Nagapattinam could see fairly heavy spells during this time. Some of the interior districts like Erode / Tiruppur / Karur also could see one or two places get moderate rains during the evening.
After midnight the rains are expected to shift slightly North to bring the stretch between Pondy & Chennai under fairly heavy spells of rains at times.
Chennai Weather Update: Partly cloudy skies with on and off moderate spells during the morning. Rains could ease off in the afternoon. Later in the evening / night we could see more spells of rains with rainfall intensity picking up after midnight. After midnight we could see more sustained spells of rains.