Gradual rise in temperatures expected until tomorrow

The weather patterns across Tamil Nadu have shown a mixed bag of conditions, with maximum temperatures hovering around normal to slightly above normal levels in most regions. The hilly areas, in particular, have recorded temperatures in the range of 24-25 degrees Celsius, offering a relatively cooler respite compared to the plains.

Isolated regions within Coimbatore, Kanyakumari, and Tirunelveli districts experienced light rainfall on Tuesday, providing some relief from the heat. Despite these sporadic showers, the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) has forecasted a gradual increase in maximum temperatures by 2-3 degrees Celsius in certain pockets of Tamil Nadu until May 30.

Following this brief uptick, temperatures are anticipated to drop slightly by 1-2 degrees Celsius, returning to near normal to slightly above normal levels on May 31 and June 1. This expected fluctuation suggests a brief period of intensified heat before temperatures stabilize.

In Chennai, the weather on Wednesday is expected to be partly cloudy. The city is likely to experience maximum temperatures in the range of 40-41 degrees Celsius, with minimum temperatures hovering between 30-31 degrees Celsius. This partly cloudy condition might provide some intermittent shade, though the high temperatures will still necessitate caution for residents and visitors.

The RMC advises people to stay hydrated and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun during peak hours, especially as temperatures peak later this week.