Nippy climate is about to prevail in a number of elements of the State, significantly over the Western Ghats and inside districts the place the minimal temperature is prone to drop beneath regular. As Northeast monsoon is in its final leg, a dry climate could proceed till Thursday.
On Monday, Chennai woke as much as a comparatively clement climate as a shallow fog engulfed town. Each the climate stations in Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam recorded a minimal temperature of 21.7 diploma Celsius and 21 diploma Celsius, almost one diploma beneath common for the day.
Officers of the Meteorological division stated the visibility stage was round 1,600 metre at 7.30 a.m. over Meenambakkam because the fog lined Chennai’s skyline. Nevertheless, it improved to 2,000 metre by 9 a.m. as wind pace had elevated.
The Meteorological division has forecast partly cloudy sky in coastal areas throughout morning hours. Inside elements and districts alongside the Western Ghats will expertise a transparent sky situation and the minimal temperature could drop by two to a few diploma Celsius beneath regular on Tuesday. The minimal temperature over coastal area could dip by 1-2 diploma Celsius.
As there are not any energetic climate techniques impacting the State, a dry climate is prone to prevail over the State and Puducherry till Friday.
On Monday, a number of districts had been within the grip of chill. Udhagamandalam skilled 6 diploma Celsius), Kodaikanal 8.5 diploma Celsius, Coonoor 9.5 diploma Celsius and Valparai 10.5 diploma Celsius, remained the coldest locations within the State as per the observations made at 5.30 p.m. on Monday. There was no rainfall recorded.
The division has additionally predicted a shallow fog at a couple of locations over the Western Ghats and inside districts on Tuesday.
S. Balachandran, Deputy Director Common of Meteorology, Chennai, stated clear sky, chilly air advection from the north had led to such circumstances. Dry northerly winds at decrease stage and fewer moisture contributed to the shallow fog too.
Furthermore, a excessive wind strain additionally indicated chilly winds. Cool, moist Northeasterly winds are anticipated to blow in one other two or three days. With no main climate system, the State could find yourself with 60% extra rains this Northeast monsoon, Mr. Balachandran stated.
In the meantime, Chennai could proceed to expertise a minimal temperature of round 20 diploma Celsius till Wednesday.