Rainfall is expected in extreme southern peninsula including Kanyakumari and Pamban in Tamil Nadu and Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala during the next 24 hours. Chennai, in the last 24 hours has recorded 0.8 mm of rain.
Weather in South India has been dry since the last few days leading to a rise in day temperatures. Day temperature in Chennai is above normal and will continue to remain so as possibility of rain is minimal. The other places in Tamil Nadu which recorded above normal day temperatures are Kodaikanal, Madurai and Nagapattinam.
Tamil Nadu and its Puducherry region has received excessive rain during the week from 12th to 18th December. It received 20.8 mm of rain against the weekly average of 17.3 mm. The other regions such as coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema and south interior Karnataka received scanty rain while rain in Kerala remained deficient during the week.
Northeast monsoon rain in South India has remained weak till now and is expected to fall short in almost all the regions, except coastal Andhra Pradesh where it has been in excess of 41%. Rayalaseema, south interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are running short by 23%, 37% and 29% respectively, from the period 1st October till 18th December. Kerala has witnessed normal northeast monsoon rain during the period.