While Southwest Monsoon continues to be active over West Coast of India, the convective thunderstorms over Tamil Nadu & Pondicherry have started to slowly ease. Yesterday saw parts of Villupuram & Cuddalore districts along with neigbouring Pondicherry get some evening thunderstorms. Otherwise most parts of the state along the East Coast and the interiors were quiet. The noteworthy reading in the coastal areas was IMD Observatory in Pondicherry which recorded 7 mm.
The areas along the Western Ghats and Southern parts of Tamil Nadu though have been enjoying good rains as parts of Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Tirunelveli & Kanyakumari are seeing the monsoon revival provide some much needed rains to these areas which will go a long way in improving the dam levels of the state. Gudalur recorded close to 9 cms of rains till 5:30 in the morning and will possibly reach three digits by the time 24 hours ends at 8:30 AM.
While rains have eased over Tamil Nadu due to active monsoon conditions thanks to the surge it will increase the moisture over the middle & upper levels of atmosphere over most parts of Peninsular India. This is likely to reflect in the day time temperature pattern over most places of Tamil Nadu with slightly below normal or close to normal day time maximum temperatures expected under partly cloudy skies and higher moisture in the atmosphere.
West Coast is likely to see another day of heavy rains in many places with isolated very heavy rains in Konkan, Coastal Karnataka. Parts of Nilgiris and the area around Valparai is likely to see possibly heavy rains continue for third day today as well. Kanyakumari is likely to see good widespread rains continue while parts of Coimbatore and Tirunelveli will enjoy light to moderate rains closer to the Ghats.