There may be respite from the scorching heat as the city is likely to receive showers by the weekend and weathermen say there could be plenty of rain before the month-end.
The late setting in of sea breeze and a lack of clouding had caused temperatures to stay high in the past week. Weathermen said sea breeze had been setting in late over the past several days.On Wednesday , the sea breeze set in around 12.45pm and brought the temperature down, but it had already peaked by then, almost touching 38°C, they said.
Weather blogger Pradeep John said, “Despite consi derable rainfall on the southern outskirts, the city is yet to get rainfall. The month is likely to end with a spell or two of rainfall in the city.“
On an average, the city gets 15cm of rain in August in 8-10 rainfall days but this month has got only 2cm rain on two days. The temperature has remained above normal, in excess of 358°C. On Wednesday , the maximum temperature was 37.98°C.
Former deputy director general Y E A Raj of the regional meteorological centre based in the city said that a low-pressure area forming over Andhra Pradesh was likely to bring enough moisture to cause rainfall across the northern districts of Tamil Nadu.
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