Chennai to get rain next week, say weathermen
The Met office expects weather patterns the southwest monsoon creates to bring thunderstorms to the city the coming week.
The rainfall will last for nearly all of next week and may increase in intensity midway through the week.
Regional Meteorological Centre deputy director-general S B Thampi said, “There is likely to be light rainfall in the evenings and nights.The showers may intensify due to thunderstorms in the course of the spell.“
The temperature is likely to dip a few degrees over the next week. The maximum temperature on Friday was 36.1°C, one degree below normal. The showers over the next week will cover the city .
“When the sea breeze from the east moves inland to negate the daytime heat, it will collide with the westerly winds, resulting in the for mation of thunderclouds,“ Thampi said. “Rainfall will occur in the city depending on the angle at which the thunderstorm cuts the city.“
“If the line of the thunderstorm runs eastward, then the city will have rain in the interior parts in the evening, followed by showers in coastal localities later in the evening,“ he said.
Weather blogger Pradeep John reckons this June will be one of the wettest in the last two decades. “Rainfall will intensify around Wednesday . Light rainfall will occur till then, yielding 15mm rainfall each day ,“ he said. The city has so far received 61mm of rainfall this month.The most rainfall recorded in June in the past decade was in 2010, when the city received 136mm of rain.
Differential heating of land and sea between June and September causes largescale sea breezes with rainbearing clouds to move from the eastern Indian Ocean in a northwesterly direction to the south of the subcontinenent, then swing right as they hit the Arabian Sea and pass over the country from the south, bringing with them the southwest monsoon.
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