NE monsoon sets in over TN, rains predicted

Chennai: The Southwest monsoon has withdrawn from the country and the Northeast monsoon has set in over Tamilnadu and Puducherry on Monday, the met office said.

Met office in a bullet in said in view of significant reduction in rainfall activity over most parts of the country, the Southwest monsoon has withdrawn from the entire country today.

‘Simultaneously with the setting in of northeasterly winds in the lower tropospheric levels, the Northeast monsoon rains has commenced over Tamilnadu, Puducherry and Karaikal area and adjoining areas of Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam, Rayalaseema, South Interior Karnataka and Kerala and Mahe today’, it said.

The met office said the state received above average rainfall during the southwest monsoon.

Under the influence of Northeast monsoon, heavy rains were likely to occur for the next five days in Cauvery delta districts and southern districts of the State.

Thunderstorm with heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar, Pudukkottai, Tiruppur, Karur and Tiruvarur districts.

Thunderstorm with moderate rain is likely to occur at many places over western Ghat districts and interior Tamilnadu. Thunderstorm with Light rain is also likely to occur at many places over north coastal Tamilnadu, Puducherry and Karaikal areas.

Thunderstorm with light to moderate rain is also likely to occur at many places over western Ghat districts and in interior parts of Tamilnadu.

Heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar, Pudukkottai, Tiruppur, Karur and Tiruvarur Tenkasi, Kanyakumari, Namakkal, Karur and Salem districts of Tamilnadu.

Heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over Ramanathapuram, Villupuram, Kallakurichi, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Cuddalore and delta districts of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal areas.

Thunderstorm with lightning is also likely to occur at many places over Tamilnadu, Puducherry and Karaikal area.

The forecast for Chennai city is that the sky condition is likely to be generally cloudy. Thunderstorm with light to moderate rain is likely to occur in some areas.

 

NT Bureau