Larger areas of TN to stay dry with minuscule chance of Precipitation

The much awaited commencement of North East Monsoon has been put on hold due to the systems in Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal. The cyclonic storm Luban in southwest Arabian Sea is expected to intensify further into a Severe cyclonic storm and head towards Oman/Yemen coast over the next 4-5 days. Meanwhile the Depression in eastcentral Bay of Bengal is expected to intensify into a Deep Depression today and later into a Cyclonic Storm and head towards North AP – Odisha cast over the next 2-3 days.

Due to these systems rainfall over south peninsula is going to decrease from today onwards. Onset of NEM is possible only after the landfall of BOB system.

City Outlook:

Chennai – Few scattered clouds at dawn. An hazy and warm day beckons the region. A high of 33-34 and a low of 27 degrees is expected. A stray shower cannot be ruled out.

Coimbatore – A balmy day to begin with. Turning slightly warm as the day unfolds. A high of 33 and a easy and comfortable night at 22 degrees.

Madurai – Hot weather conditions continues to desist as above normal day highs seems to be the order of the day. Mercury to peak at 37 degrees.

Trichy – A scorcher of a day in prospect. Max temperature may peak at 38 degrees with a possibility of some late evening showers to cool down.

Vellore – A calm morning bereft of any breeze. A high of 32 degrees, thanks to few patchy cloud cover. A shower or two later in the day.