Last night saw heavy rains lash many parts of Chennai with the IMD Weather station recording 45 mm while Meenambakkam recorded 34 mm. Areas in extreme South OMR like Thaiyur / Kelambakkam also received good rains during this spell.
Southwest Monsoon Update: Southwest monsoon continues to be active over West Coast of Peninsular India thanks to the strong off shore trough now running up to 1.5 kms above MSL. The current UAC over Central Bay could evolve into a Low in the next 24 – 48 hours which could revive the monsoon once again over East & Central India by weekend.
Konkan region will continue to get good rains today as well with Coastal region getting occasional heavy spells while parts of Marathawada, particularly the one adjoining the tri junction of Telengana, Karnataka & Maharashtra could see one or two places getting good rains. Ghat region of Maharashtra could finally get a good spell of rains today around Kolhapur / Satara
North Interior Karnataka will get another good day of rains with places around Belgaum / Hubli getting a few heavy spells during the day. Places in Peninsular India along the latitude of the UAC over Central Bay like Goa, Hubli, Hyderabad, Vizag etc could be in line to receive some heavy rains due to the moisture incursion aided by the circulation in bay.
Tamil Nadu Weather Update: Many parts of Chennai received heavy rains last night with thunderstorms intensifying just as the reached the coast.
Partly cloudy skies in most parts of North TN. Temperatures expected to be around 35°C in the plains. South TN could see temperatures around 36°C. North TN districts could see some thunderstorms develop around the coastal region late in the evening. One or two places in extreme North Coastal TN adjoining South AP coast could get some heavy spells of rains as the night progresses.
Chennai Weather Update. Partly cloudy skies with a pleasant morning till about 10 AM. As the clouds clear temperature expected to pick up and settle around 34°C – 35°C. Towards late evening / night possibilities of rains exist as thunderstorms move in towards the coast. Heavy spells may be possible in few areas.