Temperatures went up a notch across most of Tamil Nadu as after a couple of weeks gap the hottest place in the state once again touched 40 degrees Celsius. While Salem, Vellore, Tiruttani & Dharmapuri crossed 39 degrees Karur Paramathi recorded 40 degrees for the first time since 9th March when the first Heat Wave warning of 2019 was given for parts of Tamil Nadu.
While the city areas of Chennai enjoyed a much better afternoon the suburbs of Chennai did not have similar luck as weak sea breeze in the afternoon did not intrude for enough distance to bring in respite to places like Poonamallee, Avadi, Ambattur etc. While the IMD observatory in Nungambakkam recorded a modest 33.6 degrees the airport observatory at Meenambakkam recorded more than two degrees higher touching 35.9 degrees as maximum for the day.
Today the temperatures could stay similarly high if not slightly more as weather models indicate places across the state to see maximum temperatures stay two to four degrees higher than normal for this time of the year. Suburbs of Chennai will remain similar to yesterday seeing hot conditions as sea breeze struggles to move inland. Places closer to the coast though can escape from higher temperatures thought he increased humidity brought in by sea breeze intrusion will make afternoons very uncomfortable