Northeast Monsoon – South TN to see isolated heavy rains

Parts of North Tamil Nadu received heavy rains yesterday with many places in Chennai recording good rainfall numbers.  The IMD AWS in Nungambakkam recorded close to 60 mm from the late evening rains yesterday while Anna University recorded 55 mm rains.  Once again in a very good development the lake areas of Chembarambakkam & Puzhal recorded good rains which will push up the already fast growing water levels of the Lakes that provide drinking water to Chennai City.  Northeast Monsoon continues to be active with spells of rains / heavy rains in various places of Tamil Nadu over the last few days

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Northeast Monsoon Update: The Deep Depression that crossed North Tamil  Nadu coast has now tracked across Peninsular India and lies off the coast of Kerala as an Upper Air Cyclonic Circulation.  Models indicate a potential low developing under the influence of this UAC.  Under the influence of this developing low heavy rains are expected for the West Coast & parts of South Tamil Nadu.

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Parts of Kerala around the Kuttanad region, Malabar region could see heavy rains with one or two places in Kozhikode district getting very heavy spells of rains.  Coastal Karnataka particularly around Mangalore & Udupi could see spells of heavy rains due to this UAC.

South Tamil Nadu will see a revival of rains once again thanks to the circulation off the coast of Kerala.  Parts of Madurai, Virudhunagar & Thoothukudi districts could see heavy rains while many places in Kanyakumari & Tirunelveli districts should see on and off spells of rains with one or two heavy spells

In a separate development Southeast bay off Andaman Islands are monitored by IMD for a possible development of Tropical Disturbance.  As of now it is too early to see the impact areas of this expected Tropical Disturbance. COMK will update on the prospects as and when things evolve firmly.

Chennai Weather Update: Partly cloudy skies with day time temperature around 30°C.  Isolated spells of rains may be possible during the day.  Later in the evening / tonight could see one or two areas in the North Coastal region getting heavy spells of rains