Chennai rains have not been disappointing for the residents of the capital city during the month of August. Almost ten days have passed by and the city has been receiving rains of light to moderate intensity. In fact, isolated heavy rainy spells were also witnessed during this period.
However, during the last 24 hours, rainfall activity remained almost absent from the region. In fact, instead of the coastal areas, the interior parts of Tamil Nadu did record a few good spells of rainfall during the last 24 hours. Not only this, a city or two even recorded a whopping three-digit rainfall as well.
In a span of 24 hours from 8:30 am on Tuesday, Atiramapattinam witnessed a whopping 128 mm of rainfall followed by Coimbatore where 48.4 mm of rain was recorded. Other areas to have witnessed light to moderate showers include Madurai 30 mm, Tiruchirapalli 12.8 mm, Palayankottai 8 mm, Coonoor 4.8 mm, and Kodaikanal 2.8 mm.
These weather conditions have been attributed to the trough which is running from the cyclonic circulation over central parts of the country up to Interior Tamil Nadu.
Thus, as per weathermen at Skymet Weather, light to moderate showers with isolated heavy spells will continue over interior areas of Tamil Nadu. Meanwhile, Chennai will only be able to record a few light rainy spells.