More rain in store for Chennai today : MET

The meteorological centre predicts rain could happen today in the afternoon or evening. Central and northern parts of Chennai had received showers on Sunday afternoon and the city temperature had fallen by 10 degrees. As per the met forecast, the city is likely to witness a maximum and minimum temperature of 37 degrees Celsius and 27 degrees Celsius.

The temperature dropped from 36 celsius to 26 due to the unpredicted rain in the afternoon, but the temperature rose up to 30 celsius at 6.30 pm. A trough of low at sea level extending from north coastal Andhra to the southern tip of the peninsula caused the rainfall.

Nungambakkam has recorded nearly 23cm rainfall (30% above normal), while Meenambakkam recorded 31cm (88% above normal) rain, since June. This month, Nungambakkam has recorded nearly 8cm rainfall in the first week while Meenambakkam recorded only 2.4cm. The maximum and minimum temperature on Sunday was 36.6 Celsius and 26.7 Celsius.

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