Active North East Monsoon conditions persisted over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Rayalaseema in view of prevailing trough of low over south west Bay of Bengal and adjoining Sri Lanka and equatorial Indian Ocean. Scattered showers will dot parts of coastal and interiors parts of Tamil Nadu. The intensity and frequency of rain showers will reduce from now as the trough slowly gives away. This should give breathing time for North Coastal districts especially Karaikal, Nagapattinam, Sirkazhi, Kollidam, Chidambaram belt, which are reeling under coastal inundation after a week of monsoon fury.
Having said that, a low pressure is expected to emerge from Malay Peninsula into Andaman sea in next two days time. The timing, intensity and positioning of this system is crucial in further prospects of rains over Tamil Nadu as the dynamic models are still fuzzy in their guidance of the same. Up north, wintry conditions are slowly creeping in over parts of North West India with balmy temperatures in the day and cooler nights. Dense to very dense fog is forecast in the morning hours for parts of Punjab, western parts of Haryana and North Rajasthan.
Chennai – Pleasant sunshine with cloudy intervals as max settle at 29/30C. A shower or two in parts of the city.
Vellore – Increasing sunshine with highs of about 29C. A spell of Thundershower in the vicinity.
Trichy – Balmy and pleasantly sunny with highs of 28/29C. Few spells of rain possible in parts of the city.
Madurai – Partly cloudy with max of 30/31C. Chances does exist for a shower or two during the day.
Coimbatore – Drizzles and showers are expected in various parts for the city on a day with high notching 30C.
NEM Fact & Figure # 17
NEM was excess for three consecutive years during 1930, 1931 & 1932. The same magic repeated during 1977, 1978 & 1979.