Chennai has been recording light rains for the last many days, with showers picking up pace during the last 24 hours. Minambakkam Observatory has recorded moderate showers during the last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Sunday to the tune of 37 mm. These rains were the result of a trough running from the cyclonic circulation over Southwest Bay of Bengal across the Tamil Nadu coast.
However, rains are now all set to intensify now on. All thanks to the formation a low pressure area in Southwest Bay of Bengal, off the Sri Lanka coast. Now, the system is likely to move west-northwest direction and intensify further into a depression. With this, the trough would also get more marked.
As a result, we can expect moderate rain and thundershowers with isolated heavy spells to lash the state capital. However, heavy rains would remained confined to southern coastal areas of Tamil Nadu as well as Kerala.
In fact, rains would intensify further tomorrow onward, wherein the city might stand a chance of heavy spells. All in all, the month of October is likely to end on the rainy note.
With this, Chennai which has been struggling to reach its monthly average rainfall mark of 315 mm, might be able to meet the target. So far, the city has only recorded 243 mm of rains.
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