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Cyclone Nilofar affects Northeast Monsoon; rain reduces in TN & Kerala

October 27, 2014 12:53 PM |

weather-in-South-India-Kerala CroppedPeninsular India has been receiving widespread, light to moderate rain since last few days, which has now reduced. As cyclone Nilofar intensifies into a severe cyclonic storm, it begins to affect the spread and intensity of Northeast Monsoon rain.

Several places in Tamil Nadu that were receiving good showers during the last week have received light rain in last 24 hours.

For instance, in a span of 24 hours, Chennai received no rain. Though on 23rd October, Chennai received a whopping 78.1 mm of rain, taking the total rainfall amount in the city to 329.6 mm, which was more than the October average of 286.4 mm.

Other places in Tamil Nadu have received rain that mainly remained dismal. The rain was: Dharmapuri 11 mm, Coimbatore 27 mm, Tondi 3.4 mm and Kodaikanal 4.6 mm.

Rainfall in Kerala has also been light with only Punalur and Kozhikode receiving some rain of 8.9 mm and 3.9 mm, respectively.

However, neighbouring states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh have received some rain due to the intensification of the cyclonic circulation in Arabian Sea.

In view of this rainfall temperatures are below normal at many places in Tamil Nadu. Chennai recorded 29.5°C as the maximum temperature today, which is one degree below normal.

Meanwhile, according to Skymet Meteorology Division in India, till cyclone Nilofar is active, Northeast Monsoon will be affected. It is expected to remain weak in the wake of the current cyclone.

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