Western Ghats, South T.N. to get heavy rain
A cyclonic storm brewing over south-east Arabian Sea could deliver mild to average rain over many locations of the State until May 16.
Most components of the State could proceed to escape harsh climate and peaking mercury ranges because the climate system can also be probably to maintain the day temperature beneath test.
The low-pressure space that fashioned over south-east Arabian Sea and adjoining Lakshadweep space on Thursday is probably going to additional strengthen as a despair over the identical area by May 15. It is probably going to develop into a cyclonic storm by May 16.
The cyclonic storm is probably going to be named Tauktae. The identify was advised by Myanmar. It is anticipated to attain close to Gujarat coast round May 18 night.
Officials of the Meteorological Department mentioned whereas heavy to very heavy rain could happen in Western Ghats districts and south Tamil Nadu, locations like Chennai too have an opportunity of sunshine rain on Friday.
The rain spell could final until May 18.
S. Balachandran, Deputy Director General of Meteorology, Chennai, mentioned such formation of cyclonic storms over north Indian Ocean was regular throughout pre-monsoon season.
This would affect rain throughout the State. But the depth of the rain would range. One or two locations within the Western Ghats area and south Tamil Nadu would obtain heavy to very heavy rainfall until May 17.
Some of the areas which might be probably to obtain heavy rain with sturdy winds are Theni, Dindigul, Coimbatore and Kanniyakumari. There could be a rise in rainfall from Saturday.
“The climate system within the Arabian Sea will strengthen cool easterly winds. This would deliver down day temperature in lots of components of the State and several other places recorded under regular temperature. This month, easterly wind movement had stored day temperature shut to common, together with in Chennai, on many days, “ he added.
Officials mentioned the utmost temperature could stay close to regular and it could climb one or two levels Celsius above common in some areas.
Another seasonal trough was additionally aiding thunderstorms over the State. During the previous 24 hours ending 8.30 a.m. on Thursday, Barur in Krishnagiri district obtained the day’s most of 5 cm of rainfall.
The Meteorological Department forecasts mild to average rain in some areas of Chennai until Saturday.
The most temperature will likely be round 36 levels Celsius.