First Spell of Northeast Monsoon Hits parts of state

The first Spell of Northeast Monsoon 2016 hit many parts of the state last night. While widespread rains have not yet happened some places in Central TN district recorded moderate rains.

Many areas of Chennai too recorded midnight rains during the wee hours of today. Anna University got about 12 mm while places like Nungambakkam, Taramani, Madhavaram and Kelambakkam also recorded a couple of mm.


With the low pressure drifting further south today also we could see on and off spells of rains in many parts of the state. In particular the interior places asking the Western Ghats could see isolated heavy rains going by model estimates.


With Easterlies prevailing Chennai could see cloudy weather and at times spells of rains. These spells could become moderate to heavy in one or two areas.