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Upcoming depression to bring Chennai rains back from the grave

Upcoming depression to bring Chennai rains back from the grave

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Chennai has been battling very warm and humid weather for over a month now. Although February and March are considered to be the least rainy period for the state capital, but absence of rains have led to very uncomfortable weather.

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However, rains are likely to return Chennai very soon, which would not only end the prolonged dry spell but would also bring much needed respite from sultry weather.

The city may see some thunderclouds developments on March 13 that may give some isolated showers over few areas. Weather conditions would become conducive for rain activity by March 16-17 and we can expect some light to moderate rains and thundershowers during that time.

Day temperature which are already running below normal could also see further drop, while minimums might increase.

All thanks to the system brewing in Indian Ocean. The system is presently seen as well-marked low-pressure area over Equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining Comorin area, south Sri Lanka and Southwest Bay of Bengal.

According to Skymet Weather, it would move in west-northwest direction and is most likely to concentrate into a depression during the next 48 hours over Southeast Arabian Sea.

Expected track of depression

Squally winds with the speed of 40¬50 kmph gusting up to 60 kmph are likely over Comorin area off Coastal South Tamil Nadu and South Kerala and over Southeast Arabian Sea during the next 48 hours and subsequently over Lakshadweep Islands in the next 72 hours.

As per the meteorologists, after reaching Arabian Sea, it would then most likely travel in northwest direction. It would move parallel to the West Coast, but slight away from it.

The system would largely affect Comorin region and Sri Lanka, that could see come moderate to heavy showers in the coming days. But the peripherals of the system would be capable enough of giving good rains over parts of South and Interior Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and even covering parts of Konkan & Goa region.

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