The last couple of days have seen parts of Coastal Tamil Nadu & South Tamil Nadu record some spells of rains under the influence of the Easterlies. Yesterday saw parts of Delta record moderate rainfall with Nagappattinam recording 53 mm between 8:30 AM & 5:30 PM while neighbouring Karaikal recording 14 mm during the same period. Later in the evening parts of Theni & Virudhunagar districts recorded moderate rains as remnant moisture got trapped by the Western Ghats.
With the Easterlies holding sway most of Peninsular India has been seeing below normal temperatures during day time with maximum temperatures a couple of notches below the average for this time of the year. In particular the coastal areas have been well moderated while the Interiors though showing slightly hotter conditions are still relatively better off. In all probability we can see temperatures notch up once again after Tamil New Year’s Day.
Today also parts of South Tamil Nadu and some areas along the coast from Delta to South TN could see spells of showers under the influence of the Easterlies. Numerical Models indicate one or two places in South TN and possibly along the Western Ghats could see moderate thunderstorms today. The possible hotspots could be Valparai / Palani Hills with rains likely for another day in places like Theni / Watrap.