Day temperature has been gradually falling since Wednesday


Monsoon may bring thundershowers to Chennai too

As rains batter Mumbai and parts of Andhra Pradesh, the advancing Southwest monsoon is expected to keep Chennai cool and bring thundershowers to the city over the weekend.

Friday continued to be pleasant with the day temperature remaining at 33 degree Celsius in Nungambakkam, nearly four degrees below the normal temperature.

At Meenambakkam, the weather observatory recorded only 30.2 degree Celsius, nearly seven degrees below average for this period.

The day temperature has been gradually falling since Wednesday following vigorous monsoon.

Cloudy sky and late evening showers were possible over the city due to the presence of a low pressure area over west central Bay of Bengal off north coastal Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south Odisha, said officials of the Meteorological department.

Chennai residents may expect murky skies and light rain till Sunday.

The maximum temperature will remain at 33 degree Celsius for two days. Several other parts of the State and Puducherry will also get light to moderate rains till Sunday. Nights may get cooler with the minimum temperature remaining around 26 degree Celsius.

Since June 1, Chennai has received only 15.3 mm of rainfall, which is short by 31 mm, the average for the period.

Last year, the city recorded a monthly rainfall of 96 mm during June, officials said.