Monsoon lull is significant over the west coast as seen from the reduction in the rainfall over Kerala and Coastal Karnataka. As a result, westerlies have weakened considerably over plains of Tamil Nadu. This has provided the breathing space for the rains to return to interiors of Tamil Nadu where scattered rains have become a daily occurrence for past 3 days. Today should be no different with Thundershowers popping up over the interiors of the state by noon or evening, growing in stature late. High rain rates, gusty winds and localized waterlogging can pose problems in certain areas. Ongoing spell of rains will weaken in another 2/3 days by when monsoonal flows will consolidate to return to the traditional rain fed zones.
Monsoon trough in the foothills of the Himalayas will play an instrumental role in keeping monsoon vigorous over Assam Meghalaya northern Bihar northern Uttar Pradesh and Sub Himalayan West Bengal where extremely heavy rains are forecast in parts. Konkan will see a revived monsoon spell in the coming days as westerly flows strengthen.
Chennai – Partly cloudy with a max of 37 degrees and a minimum of 26 degrees C.
Vellore – Clear Warm day with a max of 38 degrees C and a minimum of 25 degrees C.
Trichy – Scattered clouds with a max of 37 degrees C and a minimum of 25 degrees C.
Coimbatore – Partly cloudy with a max of 33 degrees C and a minimum of 23 degrees C.
Madurai – Warm day with a max of 36 degrees C and a minimum of 24 degrees C.