As the system prevailed over the sea, several districts of the State received rain over the last few days, which kept the city cool. However, with the summer to begin in March, the maximum temperature in the city and suburbs is likely to increase from next week due to changes in wind conditions.
The official at Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) stated that it was early to predict the surge in temperature for summer, but you can expect temperatures to spike in the interior districts of the State.
“The moisture saturated over the sea led to a dip in minimum temperature, resulting in cold weather over north coastal and delta districts. In February second week, the temperature would increase gradually and record moderate temperature due to northerly wind. Though mild showers are predicted in some areas, they’d cross today. Dry weather to prevail from February 3,” said Scientist P Senthamarai Kannan, RMC, Chennai. Summer is expected to start on March 20, and the maximum temperature is expected to increase more than normal in Chennai, outskirts, and interior isolated pockets of Tamil Nadu. “For the next 48 hours, light to moderate rain is likely to occur over the southern part of TN. In Chennai, the maximum and minimum temperatures will record around 31-degree and 24-degree Celsius respectively for two days,” he added.
Additionally, strong wind speed reaching 40-55 kmph is likely to prevail along and off south Tamil Nadu coast, over Comorin area in Kanniyakumari and Gulf of Mannar. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea till Feb 4 in the mentioned sea areas.
The moisture saturated over the sea led to a dip in minimum temperature, resulting in cold weather over north coastal and delta districts. Dry weather to prevail from February 3 — P Senthamarai Kannan, scientist, RMC