The city may receive rain in the coming days but the intensity may reduce. Chennai subdivision received 16 cm of rain, a surplus of 266% for June, due to intense rain for three consecutive days.
The city received an intense spell of rain on Sunday night, leaving several streets inundated in less than two hours. Nungambakkam received around 30 mm rain while Meenambakkam received 3mm.
If the days had been hot and humid this week, the nights had been equally sweaty and warm. And going by the weatherman's forecast, city residents may have to put up with more such warmer nights with temperatures touching 30 degrees Celsius.
City residents may get some respite from the sweltering heat as weathermen have forecast thunderstorms in the coming days. This could be due to the convective activity over the land and the westerlies pushing the rain clouds towards the city.
The city and its suburbs may continue to experience pleasant weather with overcast skies and below normal day temperatures at least for the next three days.
The city and suburbs woke to rain and a significant drop in temperature on Tuesday thanks to cyclone Asani.
The worst of the summer season in the city may have just begun as Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam stations registered 39.2°C and 40.1°C, the highest so far this year.
The city and many coastal areas in the state are likely to see a rise in day temperatures due to the movement of a weather system over the Bay of Bengal. But meteorologists said occasional light spells may come as a respite over a few localities in the city and the suburbs.
The city sweltered on Tuesday with the observatories of Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam recording the highest day temperatures so far this year at 37.6°C and 38°C. Weathermen said there may be some respite from the heat for a few days starting from Wednesday.
Residents of Thoraipakkam, Sholinganallur and other areas along Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), which were added to Greater Chennai Corporation more than a decade ago, will continue to be at the mercy of private tankers for drinking water this summer too.
City residents can expect to wake up to misty mornings followed by pleasant days and warm nights at least for the next 48 hours.
Residents woke up to rather gloomy weather as light to moderate rainfall lashed several parts of the city on Monday morning.
Cold winds from the north could bring back nippy weather conditions to the city and suburbs with temperatures likely to drop for the next three days.
A convergence of winds moving in from the land and the sea may bring misty mornings back to the city at least for the next two days, weathermen said.
The rain is over and winter-like weather has descended on the city and suburbs, with nights getting cold and days warm. The IMD has forecast that these conditions will continue for at least two days, with temperatures being slightly different from the normal.
The civic body went into overdrive on Wednesday inspecting 40 locations which, it said, would be the worst affected should the city receive very heavy rain as forecast for Thursday.