Chennai sources have stated that after a prolonged dry spell, rainfall activity may revive in some parts of Tamil Nadu from Wednesday. According to the India Meteorological Department, the trough of low pressure over south Bay of Bengal and adjoining equatorial Indian Ocean may bring some rainfall, particularly over the southern districts of the State.
It was stated that a few places in the south may begin to get rainfall from Tuesday and north Tamilnadu and Puducherry may receive some rain from Thursday. However, Chennai, currently reeling under a near water starvation situation, may not actually benefit much from this rain spell.
Earlier on Monday, weather observatories in Nungambakkam and
Meenambakkam recorded a maximum temperature of 31 degrees Celsius and 31.2
degrees Celsius, which was close to normal temperature. Weather bloggers and
meteorology enthusiasts note that this spell would bring considerable rains.
Pradeep John, who runs the popular Facebook page ‘Tamil Nadu Weatherman’, said the southern and western parts of the State may get moderate to heavy showers. He had pointed out that Tamil Nadu got 170 mm of rainfall in March 2008 and 55 mm in March 2006.