Monsoon active in North, limps in South

Monsoon slips into a brief break in South Peninsular India as westerlies weaken considerably over Arabian sea. This has promptly pushed the monsoon axis slightly north of its mean position. And a low pressure area is prevalent in southern Uttar Pradesh which is forecast to induce heavy rains in Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttarakhand and Haryana. Elsewhere in Central and East India, showers are expected in patches. A fresh churn in Bay by July 29th will continue keeping monsoon active in Central and North India.

Considerable reduction in rainfall activity is observed all along west coast. Ghats witnessed moderate rains and the forecast is for greater reduction in rains signifying a major break phase of the monsoon. In Tamil Nadu, daytime temperatures have started rising owing to weak monsoon conditions and reduction in speed of otherwise strong Westerlies. As a result, chances of convective Thunderstorms increase in some parts of the state. Day time heating with availability of moisture in the atmosphere should set up stage for precipitation late in the noon/early evening which should come as a welcome relief from the heat.

City Outlook:

Chennai – Partly cloudy and humid with max of 37c and min of 28c.

Coimbatore – Pleasant and cloudy with max of 29c and min of 22c. One or two passing showers in the vicinity.

Madurai – Warm and Sunny with max of 36c and min of 26c.

Trichy – Partly cloudy and warm with max of 36c and min of 26c.

Vellore – sunny and warm with max of 37c and min of 28c. Isolated showers possible.