Skymet weather

Rain in Tamil Nadu to reduce, to enhance at the time of onset of Northeast Monsoon

October 22, 2018 4:10 PM |

Rain in Tamil Nadu

Northeast Monsoon season makes the state of Tamil Nadu a getaway for tourists during the month of October. Even though Northeast Monsoon still hasn’t made its onset over the state, but Tamil Nadu has been receiving good rains since the beginning of October itself.

In fact, similar to Kerala, October is also the rainiest month for Tamil Nadu, as good rains with moderate to heavy intensity are observed especially over the coastal and northern parts. Moreover, as of today, Tamil Nadu is 21% rain surplus and has received 143.1 mm of rains against its normal of 180.2 mm.

Thus, we can say that even before the arrival of Northeast Monsoon, which is expected towards the end of this month, Tamil Nadu has already received more than two third of its normal rains.

Many cities in Tamil Nadu have recorded rains above 200 mm and 300 mm till now, such as Coonoor 387.2 mm, Valparai 283 mm and Ooty 269 mm.

During the last 24 hours also, widespread rains were observed over many parts of Tamil Nadu. In the last 24 hours from 08:30 am on Sunday, Kanyakumari recorded 66 mm of rain, followed by Nagapattinam 33 mm, Thondi 26 mm, Parangipettai and Mailam 23 mm.

Now during the next few days, we expect rains to reduce significantly. However, due to the El Nino conditions building up, we can say that Northeast Monsoon season is going to be good for Tamil Nadu.

Therefore, we can say that, once Northeast Monsoon makes its onset over Tamil Nadu, rains will once again enhance over the state and increase the rain surplus for Tamil Nadu for the month of October.

Rain and thundershower activities are likely over Cuddalore, Dindigul, Karaikal, Madurai, Nagapattinam, Pudukkottai, Ramanathapuram, Sivaganga, Thanjavur, Theni, Thiruvarur, Thoothukkudi, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli and Virudhunagar during the next 3-4 hours.

Image Credits – YouTube

Please Note: Any information picked from here must be attributed to

For accurate weather forecast and updates, download Skymet Weather (Android App | iOS App) App.

Weather Forecast

Other Latest Stories

Weather on Twitter
आगामी सप्ताह बिहार के कई इलाकों में, हल्की से मध्यम वर्षा होने की संभावना है। इस दौरान औरंगाबाद, गया, नवाडा, भागलपु…
Saturday, August 24 22:00Reply
Fairly widespread rainfall likely over #Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha and #MadhyaPradesh during next 24 hours.…
Saturday, August 24 21:30Reply
अगले 24 घंटों के दौरान, मध्य प्रदेश के कई भागों में मध्यम बारिश का अनुमान है। हिमाचल प्रदेश और उत्तराखंड में हल्की…
Saturday, August 24 21:00Reply
मॉंनसून इस बार राजस्थान पर मेहरबान है। पूरे राज्य ने इस बार अच्छी बारिश देखी है। कल फिर पूर्वी राजस्थान के कई इला…
Saturday, August 24 20:45Reply
RT @JATINSKYMET: A bird’s eye view of the overflowing #Yamuna river in #NOIDA. A testament to the #rainfall in the capital region, during t…
Saturday, August 24 20:38Reply
#TyphoonBailu has already started affecting #Taiwan with heavy #rains and strong winds. The storm will very soon ma…
Saturday, August 24 20:18Reply
Places like #Ahmedabad, #Gandhinagar, Dahod, Panchmahal, Chotta Udaipur, Aravali, Sabarkantha, Mehsana, #Vadodara,…
Saturday, August 24 20:00Reply
Good #rains in August this year means that the country is going to see a well-performing August after a total of fi…
Saturday, August 24 19:30Reply
Within the first 20 days of #August, India has received more than 230 mm rainfall which is 31% more than the normal…
Saturday, August 24 19:30Reply
#Weather alert for #MadhyaPradesh Spells of #rain and #thundershower at many places with few heavy spells and gusty…
Saturday, August 24 18:53Reply

latest news

Skymet weather

Download the Skymet App

Our app is available for download so give it a try