Chennai has gone silent on the weather front for the last 2days. Absence of clouds and strong breeze has spelled warm and sultry conditions during the day. Slightly sticky and clammy conditions will prevail till the weekend and relent thereafter.
City base observatory Nungambakkam, has amassed a total of 514mm of rainfall against the monthly normal of 373.6mm. November as such is the rainiest month for the city and invariably gets loaded with frequent rainy spells, albeit followed by lean weather activity. First week experienced fierce weather activity with heavy to very heavy rainfall. This was followed by moderate rains during the 2nd week and nearly a lull later. Minimal weather activity will continue till 20th Nov and a spike thereafter.
A low pressure area has formed over Southeast Bay of Bengal BOB). It is strengthening and heading for Southwest BoB . It is expected to become depression and reach in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu coast on 19th Nov. The capital city can expect a wet spell with heavy rains between 20th and 22nd Nov. The situation will ease out on 23rd Nov and near normal later, for the rest of the week.