Last night saw fairly widespread rains in the districts of Trichy, Thanjavur Pudukottai and Perambalur districts. Aduthurai near Kumbakonam has got 57 mm rains till 5:30 in the morning. Southern suburbs of Chennai also received spells of rains with Sathyabhama University recording 10 mm while rains were recorded in Thaiyur, Ennore & Kelambakkam areas as well.
Southwest Monsoon has withdrawn from more parts of Central & East India and almost all of Gujarat along with whole of North India.
An evolving low pressure in Arabian Sea, expected to form within the next 12 – 24 hours could bring in heavy rain along the Peninsular West Coast with the stretch between Goa & Ernakulam expected to see widespread rains with one or two places getting very heavy rains. Along with the coastal region the areas of South Karnataka around Chickmaglur, Davangare could also see spells of heavy rains a few places. Good rains can be expected in parts of Rayalseema around Kurnool / Anantapur areas.
In a separate development another Low Pressure area is expected to evolve in Bay of Bengal as well off the coasts of Odisha which is expected to bring in heavy rains over most parts of East India and parts of North AP.
Tamil Nadu Weather: Party cloudy skies in North TN with slightly more clearer skies in South TN. The temperatures are expected to be around 34°-35° in the plains, the coastal areas across the state are expected to have slightly higher temperature as compared to the interior regions. Compared to the last few days the rains would be less widespread over TN thanks to the Low Pressure in Arabian Sea. Parts of North TN adjoining South Karnataka & South AP could receive spells of rains. Coastal TN region between Chennai & Chidambaram could receive spells of rains around midnight or slightly after.
Chennai Weather Update: Partly cloudy skies with temperatures expected to be around 35°C. Isolated spells of passing showers may be possible in one or two areas in the city while later around midnight there exists a fair chance of a widespread spell of showers for most parts of the city.