Oppressive Weather in Tamil Nadu continues with no immediate respite seen

The summer like weather in Tamil Nadu that has gripped the state since the last couple of weeks has been showing no signs of slowing down.  Most parts of Tamil Nadu has been seeing the temperature anomalies stay about 2 to 3 degrees above normal for the last two weeks or so.  In particular Tirunelveli & surrounding places of South Tamil Nadu has possibly seen the worst of this oppressive weather.


All days of October has stayed well above 100°F with only 2nd October seeing the maximum temperature drop lower than 39°C.  Karur is seeing similar story with all days except 4th October seeing maximum temperature staying above 100°F.  While Madurai & Tiruchirappalli has not seen such highly oppressive conditions things are not any better.  Weather in Tamil Nadu is not expected to see any major improvement over the next few days with temperature pattern expected to stay similar to the last few days.

Around middle of next week we could see the wind pattern slowly change over the interiors of Peninsular India which could trigger the late evening thunderstorms that are a hallmark of the transition season between Southwest Monsoon & Northeast Monsoon.  This could possibly bring an end to this extreme heat wave like conditions that has gripped many parts of Tamil Nadu


Southern parts of Peninsular India will continue to see dry conditions as things dont look like getting better this weekend.  Expect for possibly isolated thunderstorms in some parts of Coastal Tamil Nadu the state is likely to see dry weather continue.  Parts of AP & Telengana could see isolated heavy rains under the influence of the Upper Air Cyclonic Circulation that is now lying off the coast of North AP / Odisha.

Warm day ahead for Chennai with temperatures possibly staying around 35 degrees, not much chance of any major thunderstorms providing respite for the city.  Some passing late night / early morning showers might happen in a few areas