CHENNAI: A low pressure area near the northern Andhra coast is likely to bring widespread rainfall to northern districts of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai, over the next two or three days.
Speaking to Express, S Balachandran, Director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, said the upper air cyclonic circulation over West Central Bay and off North Andhra Pradesh coast formed on Thursday developed into a low-pressure area. As a result, “there will be light to moderate rainfall over many places in northern TN, besides one or two places in the southern region,” he said.
Under its influence, the skies above the capital city parted at around 3 pm on Friday, leading to a sharp spell of rain measuring 6 mm and lasting about an hour. Several localities in Chennai like Purasawalkam and Parrys experienced showers. The day itself was pleasant, much to the delight of residents, as the maximum temperature was 31.90 C, which is two degrees less than normal for the current month.
“After several hot and humid days in the past few weeks, Friday turned to be a surprise. In fact, the sun remained out of sight for much of the day,” remarked Pradeep Kumar, a mobile sim sales executive. According to the weather department, the maximum temperature in Chennai is expected not to exceed 340 C for the next 48 hours, with possibility of rain or thunderstorms later in the evenings.