Most places of Tamil Nadu saw temperatures notch up a degree or so yesterday with Salem becoming the first IMD observatory in the state to touch 37°C while the Airport observatory at Chennai touched 35°C for the first time this year. Since 2012 this is the first year Meenambakkam has touched 35°C by 2nd March. In the year 2012 on 29th February Meenambakkam crossed 35°C for the first time that year.
Numerical Models indicate most parts of Tamil Nadu to remain fairly hot with above normal temperatures expected to prevail during the day time across the state. Parts of South Tamil Nadu and West Interior TN will once again see the highest temperatures in the state.
West Coast possibly will see a slight reduction in temperatures today with more relief from tomorrow as abnormally hot weather prevailing in the region for the past few days eases to some extent. Interior places like Karur / Madurai / Salem are likely to see temperatures around 36 / 37° with today and tomorrow representing a fair chance for the first 100°F of 2018 to be recorded by an IMD observatory in Tamil Nadu.