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IMD predicts rainfall, thunderstorms in Chennai for next 2 days

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IMD predicts rainfall, thunderstorms in Chennai for next 2 days IMD predicts rainfall, thunderstorms in Chennai for next 2 days

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted rainfall and thunderstorms for Tamil Nadu's capital Chennai for the next two days. There are chances of rainfall in the city and its suburbs due to the winds from opposing directions converging closer to the coast, reported the Times of India (TOI).

The weather agency has predicted light rain along with thunderstorms in Chennai and suburbs for the next two days and has forecast moderate rainfall over several places in North Tamil Nadu.

Quoting private forecasters and bloggers, TOI reported that the state may receive rainfall of varied intensity for the next four days due to the presence of a cyclonic circulation over the Arabian Sea. Due to the presence of a weather system which is likely to form over the Bay, the state may receive rainfall.

Cloudy skies predicted for Chennai:

According to the weather department, the skies will generally remain cloudy over some areas of the city and the neighbourhood for the next two days. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to settle at 34 degrees Celsius and 26 degrees Celsius.

Moderate rainfall is likely to lash many places in North Tamil Nadu and isolated places over the southern part till October 16. Apart from this, many interior districts may receive heavy rainfall with thunderstorms during the same time period.

Rainfall activity due to cyclonic circulation:

N Puviarasan, director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, IMD Chennai, told TOI that the cyclonic circulation may trigger rainfall activity in the state. On Tuesday, intense rainfall lashed a few southern cities and suburban localities, with areas such as KK Nagar recording 40mm of rainfall.

Under the influence of a cyclonic circulation over North Andaman Sea, a low pressure is likely to develop and may inch closer to Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh coast. A cyclonic circulation over the Arabian Sea is also likely to move towards interior Tamil Nadu and Kerala, bringing rainfall for the next few days.

Meanwhile, reports suggest that there are no chances of arrival of easterlies, which is a criterion for the onset of the northwest monsoon till October 20.

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