Parting Gift from Cyclone Nada, much needed rains for Interior Districts

Cyclone Nada which had held the interests of almost all of Tamil Nadu is pretty much at the edge of its life cycle after weakening into a Depression.  Currently lying just off the coast of Karaikal and making a quite landfall over the coasts of Tamil Nadu.  As most numerical models expected Cyclone Nada started loosing steam just as made its final push towards Tamil Nadu.  Attacked by relentless vertical wind shear the dice was rolled against any further intensification by Cyclone Nada.  Adding to the mix was dry air influence from the North which pretty much finalised the fate.


While the delta districts and other coastal districts like Cuddalore, Villupuram and Pondicherry did not receive the expected rains from Cyclone Nada the remnants of the depression could provide some good news to the farmers of the interior districts.  Particularly the districts of Salem, Namakkal, Erode & Coimbatore.


As the remnants drift across Peninsular India later in the day rains could pick up in these interior districts with one or two places in line to record for heavy rains. Similarly the Western Ghats region could see isolated very heavy rains as well along the Nilgiri Biosphere region.  Most of Coastal Tamil Nadu has possibly seen the last of the influence from Cyclone Nada with isolated rains at one or two places likely.  No major rainfall activity could be expected in Chennai and other places of Coastal Tamil Nadu as things stand.