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Heavy rains to lash interior TN, but Chennai heat continues

In a big sigh of relief for the scorching interior districts in Tamil Nadu, the Met Department has predicted heavy rainfall over isolated places. This includes Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Salem, Namakkal, Nilgiris, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Erode, Karur, Tiruchirapalli, Ariyalur, Perambalur, Sivagangai, Virudhunagar, Theni, Dindigul, Madurai districts. Heavy rain is expected in these areas on Thursday.

However, the simmering temperatures will not spare Chennai as the city is expected to continue at between 27 degree celsius (minimum) and 36 degree celsius (maximum). According to the Times of India, a wind discontinuity from south interior Karnataka to Comorin area across interior Tamil Nadu will be responsible for bringing light to moderate rain at isolated places over Tamil Nadu between Wednesday and Saturday. Thunderstorms with gusty winds and lightning are also likely to occur at isolated places over Tamil Nadu during this period.

According to one report in Skymet Weather, Tamil Nadu has remained 89 percent deficient in terms of rains. But the state will be witness to rains thanks to “wind discontinuity or Interior Peninsular trough from East or Central to the southern parts.” The month of April is expected to bring 42 mm of rains to the state while 68 mm rainfall is expected in May.

According to ToI, six districts — Dharmapuri, Karur, Madurai, Namakkal, Trichy, Tiruttani and Vellore — recorded temperatures soaring above 40 degree celsius. As for Chennai, the sky condition is likely to be partly cloudy during the morning hours, and mainly clear thereafter.

Puducherry may also witness heavy rainfall on Thursday.

Source: The News Minute