Since the last few days, on and off pre-monsoon activities are going on over interior parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
During the last 24 hours, moderate to heavy showers occurred over Udhagamandalam while scattered rains were witnessed over many places in Tamil Nadu such as that of Kodaikanal, Tiruttani etc. Kerala also recorded light rains in the past 24 hours.
At present, a trough is extending from North Odisha to Comorin region across Telangana and interior Tamil Nadu. An embedded Cyclonic Circulation can be marked over South Andhra Pradesh.
The ongoing rain activities will now enhance over both the states. We expect scattered rain and thundershower to continue over both the states for at least next 3 to 4 days, which might at times be accompanied with strong winds. Places like that of Kochi, Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram might witness rains.
However, the coastal districts of the states such as that of Puducherry, Karaikal, Punalur are expected to remain dry.
Heat wave to continue
The heat wave conditions which are prevailing over isolated pockets of the state will continue to pester for another 24 to 48 hours as the rains will take place only during the evening hours. The day however will remain humid and warm.
States running rain deficient
Except for this episode, any heavy to extremely heavy rains are ruled out as of now for the rest of the month.
The ongoing rains are also being experienced in isolated pockets and are patchy in nature, not contributing much to the current rain deficiency figures. Thus, its being speculated that the pre-monsoon season might end on a deficient note for Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Normal date of onset of Monsoon over the state is June 1. However, we have to wait and watch whether the Monsoon will reach on time or get delayed.
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