Though Chennai missed out on rains as expected by us yesterday many parts of Tamil Nadu got good rains with some places in the Delta Districts, Ariyalur, Perambalur, Tiruvannamalai & Cuddalore districts getting moderate to heavy thunderstorms yesterday.
Two particular highlights need to be mentioned, the first one being Coimbatore AP which got 48 mm all of it fell between 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM. While the other being Adirampattinam which got about 10 cms in two hours between 9:30 to 11:30 PM in a spell of intense thunderstorms that lashed the delta and surrounding areas like Ariyalur & Perambalur districts.
The thunderstorm season flexed its muscles yesterday and is expected to notch up another gear today in anticipation of what could be the defining spell of August in the next couple of days. Today also we are likely to see fairly widespread rains at many parts of Tamil Nadu with possibly North Interior Tamil Nadu and parts of North Coastal Tamil Nadu between Pondicherry and Chennai favorably placed for some heavy duty action. Hopefully with some luck and clearer skies during the day Chennai could join the party as well. Keeping fingers crossed.