Sedate start of SWM continues

Conditions are becoming favourable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon into some more parts of central Arabian Sea, Karnataka, remaining parts of Tamil Nadu, some more parts of central Bay, north & south Bay and some more parts of northeast India and some parts of north Bengal and Sikkim in 1-2 days.

Meanwhile Chennai is witnessing severe heatwave. Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam recorded 41.5C and 42.1C respectively. It is the 7th 40+ day of this month and 11th for the summer. No immediate respite is expected.