Spell of gusty surface winds

Published: 12th July 2016 06:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2016 06:14 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Strong gusty surface winds are blowing across the city, making people feel turbulent at times. The peak surface winds measuring over 30 km/h to 40 km/h that last for a couple of minutes along with dust storms have become a cause of discomfort.

The IMD forecasts that surface wind is likely to be strong during daytime for next 24 hours. The situation will return to normal from Wednesday. Though the Nungambakkam weather station recorded just 6-12 km/h winds, private blogger Pradeep John of Kea Weather says that in the past three days the wind speed notched up 50 km/h. On Monday, wind speed crossed 30 km/h three times in the day. Dr S Balachandran, Director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, told Express that there was nothing unusual as turbulence is bound to be there when surface winds are strong.

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