Widespread rains continued in Tamil Nadu for the second straight day as the wind induced discontinuity triggered thunderstorms right through the night all the way from Bangalore in South Karnataka to the Delta districts in Tamil Nadu. Thirukoilur in Villupuram district recorded 103 mm at the time of making this post of which 80 mm fell in one hour after midnight. Similarly good rains were recorded in Tiruchirappalli and Thanjavur districts as well.
In the meanwhile the wind induced instability is expected to move a little South compared to yesterday as has been the pattern for the last couple of days which will bring much needed rains and respite to South Tamil Nadu which has been reeling under intense spell of heat wave like conditions right through the last fortnight or so. In particular we could see some heavy spells of rains around Dindigul & Madurai districts.
Kerala which has been facing a deficit monsoon for the last two years is likely to receive a spell of rains today which will bring some solace to places like Wayanad district which has been facing deficit in excess of 50%. The rains in Kerala along with some heavy spells of rains expected in parts of South Interior Karnataka round the Cauvery catchment areas in Kodagu & Hassan could increase the inflow into dams along the river basin.