LAST UPDATED : Sep 06, 2021, 06:01 AM IST
- Chennai: Monsoon to ease in next week, rain likely for the next two days
It's time to take out your raincoats and umbrellas as weathermen have forecast rainfall to intensify in the city and the suburbs in the coming days with northeast monsoon around the corner. IMD has forecast thunderstorms with light to moderate rainfall to continue at least for the next two days, but spells are expected to increase starting next week - the monsoon season is expected to commence around mid-next week.
- El Nino’s kid brother may affect northeast monsoon’s performance
The northeast monsoon, which ushers in the maximum rain for Tamil Nadu and Chennai, may be delayed as IMD on Wednesday said favourable northeasterly winds may set in over Bay of Bengal from October 26 only after which the season may commence. The onset is usually around October 20.
- Chennai may get more rain over next two days: Weathermen
Going by the weatherman’s forecast, the arrival of the Northeast monsoon may be more than a week away, but that may not stop the showers over the city as two weather systems on either side of the Indian peninsula may trigger favourable wind convergence and rain in the coming days.
- Chennai researchers look for crucial ocean data buoy in Arabian sea
City researchers have launched a search for an ocean data buoy that has gone missing in the Arabian Sea off Lakshadweep. It transmits key information for weather forecast models and tracking cyclones. Deployed and maintained by city-based National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), it had stopped transmitting data in July at the peak of the southwest monsoon. The search intensified earlier this month after videos surfaced on social media showing fishermen perched on it.
- Thunderstorms, rain likely in Chennai for next 2 days, says IMD
The northeast monsoon season may not be here as yet, but there is a possibility of thunderstorms and rain in the city and the suburbs at least for the next two days because of winds from opposing directions converging closer to the coast.
- Chennai, suburbs to get rain, thunderstorms for 2 days: IMD
A circulation of winds in the upper atmosphere is likely to bring back intense thunderstorms to the city and the suburbs after a brief lull. IMD has forecast thunderstorms with moderate rain over some areas of the city and the suburbs at least for the next two days. Bloggers said the city and many areas of Tamil Nadu have chances of rainfall at least for the next four days.
- 59 Sri Lankan refugees who escaped from TN camps held by US navy
The US navy early on Friday apprehended 85 Sri Lankan Tamils, including 59 Lankan refugees suspected to have escaped from refugee camps in Madurai and Trichy, from a stranded ferry near the island of Diego Garcia on Maldives’ territorial waters.
- Northeast monsoon won’t disappoint: IMD
The southwest monsoon was bountiful and the northeast monsoon too may not disappoint, say weathermen. While the India Meteorological Department (IMD) says it will arrive on time, private forecasters said most of TN will receive pre-monsoon spells every other day before that.
- New Town water yet to recede, locals keep wary eyes on weather bulletin
At four sprawling high-rises in New Town where even a week after the heavy downpour the water had still not completely receded on Sunday, over 15,000 residents have become tense and anxious after predictions of more rain till Wednesday.
- Fever common symptom for dengue and Covid, get tested immediately: GCC chief
There may not be a dengue outbreak this year but the public should still make sure mosquito breeding sources are in check, says Greater Chennai Corporation commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi. In an interaction with TOI, he says GCC has intensified prevention measures ahead of the ‘dengue season’
- Chennai to have cloudy skies, little rain
The depression that has formed over the Bay of Bengal may be strengthening, but the city is not likely to get much rain because of it in the coming days. The depression is too far from the city and the high wind speed will keep rain away from the coast and plains.
- Chennai may get intense rain starting next week, say meteorologists
The 8.6mm rain recorded at Meenambakkam weather station on Friday may be the start of another round of showers as meteorologists have forecast thunderstorms with light rain for the next two days. Bloggers said the intensity and frequency of rain may increase after September 20 and many parts of the state, including coastal areas like Chennai and neighbouring districts, are likely to receive good spells.
- Chennai: Steady spell of rain catches people offguard; more likely
The city is likely to get light to moderate rain in some areas on Monday due to a cyclonic circulation system that has build up in the region. This system triggered short spells of intense rain in a few parts of the city in the afternoon on Sunday.
- IMD predicts light rain in Chennai today
Sunday in the city is expected to be cloudy with an occasional spell of light or moderate rain. IMD forecast, "The sky condition is likely to be generally cloudy. Light or moderate rain may occur in some areas. Maximum and minimum temperature will be around 33°Cand 26°C."
- Chennai got 14cm excess rain between June 1 & September 1
The city and its suburbs may be less dependent on the upcoming northeast monsoon, or ‘retreating’ monsoon, as the Nungambakkam weather station, which covers the core areas, has reached its June-September target one month before the season ends.
- Chennai: Sea breeze takes a break, hot, humid weather to continue
The days are going to be sweltering in the coming days as the sea breeze is getting delayed in the afternoon. The night temperature has also been increasing in the last few days. On Monday, the day temperature was around 38°C during noon but the humidity level made it feel like it was above 40°C. IMD officials say that the conditions may remain the same in the coming days.
- Chennai to soon get evening showers again
Evening showers are likely to make a comeback as weathermen have forecast thunderstorms with light to moderate rain for the city starting next week. Bloggers said trace spells will continue for a few more days and by the weekend, rain intensity may increase. Chennai subdivision has so far registered 243.5mm of rain, a 20% surplus this season starting June1.
- Remove cap on Central share in crop insurance, urges Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin
Chief minister M K Stalin on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to remove the cap on the central share of premium subsidy under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana scheme (PMFBY), a government-sponsored crop insurance scheme, and revert to 49:49:2 ratio premium share for the welfare of the farming community in the state
- On Tuesday, Chennai recorded highest rainfall for July in 13 years
The continuous evening showers, some of which battered the city in the last few days, broke a record after Nungambakkam weather station recorded a total 220.5mm rainfall until Tuesday, the highest for July in 13 years, even as there is still one week left for the month to end.
- Hotter days ahead for Chennai next week
After a few days of below normal day temperatures, the entry of strong westerlies or land breeze over coastal areas of Tamil Nadu including Chennai could lead to a rise in mercury levels, making days dry and hot starting around June 14. The IMD forecast a maximum temperature of 37°C, which is normal for the month of June, on Monday. Bloggers said temperatures may rise on Tuesday and there are also chances of clouds hanging in higher altitudes leaving overcast but hot days. TheIMDhas forecast “a maximum and minimum temperature of around 36°C and 28°C with partly cloudy skies in the city and the suburbs for the next 24 hours. The maximum could be around 37°C with generally cloudy skies for the subsequent 24 hours.”
- Chennai likely to get light rain this weekend: Weathermen
While the southwest monsoon has arrived over Kerala, weathermen said there are chances of light rain in and around Chennai on Saturday due to favourable winds steering rain clouds towards the coast. While IMD has forecast rainfall in the delta region, western ghats and other interior districts in the coming days
- Chennai dwellers feel the heat as mercury crosses 40°C mark
A day after the city saw a slight dip in maximum temperatures, both the major weather stations in the city breached 40C mark on Saturday with Nungambakkam touching 40C and Meenambakkam 40.1C due to winds from the southwest and delay entry of sea breeze.
- Brief spells of rain are likely in Chennai towards weekend, say weather bloggers
The city may not have received rain from Cyclone Tauktae, but its strength and intensity may continue to bring in strong seabreeze to the land, resulting in a slight dip in temperatures at least for the next two days. While weathermen have forecast slightly below normal temperature, weather bloggers said the city may have chances of rainfall towards the end of the week before another system may form closer to Andaman island.