Northeast Monsoon may remain sub par over the Coastal Areas of Tamil Nadu, yesterday saw interior parts of the state get good rains at many places. In particular parts of Salem, Dharmapuri, Tiruvannamalai district recorded very good rains. Salem IMD observatory recorded more than 6 cms for the 24 hours ending today morning at 8:30 AM.
In the meanwhile Very Severe cyclone Bulbul is heading North as expected by models. Currently lying just off the coast of Odisha it is making a slow & gradual progress towards West Bengal / Bangladesh coasts in the Sunderban delta. It has already given heavy rains to many places in Odisha and is likely to give good rains over East India today as well.
As far as Tamil Nadu goes the interior places along the Western Ghats is likely to see another good day of rains over many parts of the state. A few places in Nilgiris & one or two places in South TN could see heavy rains later in the evening due to wind induced instabilities. Coastal places of Tamil Nadu continues to see unfavorable wind patter which is likely to improve from early next week bringing not only rainfall possibilties but also an improvement in the smog situation over Chennai.
With rains staying away its been only pollution & heat has been the popular topic in Chennai. It appears before the current spell of dry weather comes to an end Chennai may have recorded its highest temperature for the month of November. The highest recorded temperature at Chennai Nungambakkam IMD observatory so far has been 35.4 recorded during the year 1999. Yesterday saw Nungambakkam record 35.1 coming very close to the All time record and ending up with the hottest day in a decade. It appears today could be anothe pssible oppo