As we get ready for summer the phrase “Hot Day in Tamil Nadu” is set to become par for course more often than not. Along with rest of Peninsular India, Tamil Nadu sees early summer with the temperatures increasing from April & peaking around May while most of North & Central India see peak summers while Peninsular India sees the onset of monsoon.
In what is likely to be the first day of wide area heat wave like conditions almost the entire country today is expected to witness a Scorching Saturday. Almost the entire interior regions except for the extreme North & Northeast India is likely to witness above average temperatures with most places expected to be in the region of 40 degrees.
In particular parts of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, and Telengana are likely to see absolute scorcher of a day with oppressive day time heating expected in these areas. As things stand numerical models indicate not much chances are there for any major activity on the rain front today to reduce the impact of the hot conditions in these places.
South India is also likely to be part of this fairly hot conditions with most parts of composite Andhra Pradesh seeing day time temperatures around 40°C. In what is likely to be a hot day in Tamil Nadu we could see the day time temperatures increase by 1 – 2 degrees across the board. It appears going by numerical models except for a very small patch of coastal areas & the higher ranges of Western Ghats maximum temperatures in the state is likely to be above 36 /37°C with a few places expected to touch 40 degrees as well possibly around Trichy / Karur and may be Tiruvallur & Vellore districts of North Tamil Nadu. All in all it is going to be a Hot Day in Tamil Nadu.
While it appears Chennai may not be seeing the oppressive conditions like the interior places expect the day time temperatures to notch up today with the city possibly in line to record the hottest day of the year so far.