CHENNAI: After the wettest ever August in 50 years, September began on a promising note with widespread rains recorded in all parts of the State. The region that didn’t receive any rains this year too got good rainfall. Thoothukudi town smelled first drop of rain after nine months with 63 mm of rainfall in one night. The average rainfall of Thoothukudi itself is 26 mm between June-September. K Balachandran, director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, said the rainfall would be active in southern and north interior TN. In Chennai, sky condition would be generally cloudy.
“Rain or thundershowers is likely to occur in some areas during evening or night. Maximum and minimum temperature is likely to be around 35 and 27 Celsius respectively,” he said. Weather blogger Pradeep John said this September would bring a lot of rain. “The first week of the month would be action-packed. Thoothukudi has received first spell of rainfall in nine months. In the four months of southwest monsoon, the State receives good rainfall in September since the cloud movement is slow and westerlies begin to weaken. This month also is active for hailstorms as storms get towered up to huge heights,” he said.
Nungumbakkam on Friday received over night rains of 14 mm and 4 mm post 8.30 am. The northern parts of the city such as Red Hills registered good rainfall of 40 mm. Chief amounts of rainfall recorded till 8.30 am on Friday are as following: Sivagiri (Tirunelveli dist) received 110 mm followed by Srivilliputhur (Virudhunagar dist) 90 mm, Mylam AWS (Villupuram dist) 70 mm, Thoothukudi (Thoothukudi dist), Rajapalayam (Virudhunagar dist), Nagercoil (Kanyakumari dist), and Sivakasi (Virudhunagar dist) received 60 mm each.