The residents of Chennai had a rare guest on Friday - March 17, a moderate rainfall and the summer showers poured a respite to several parts of the city, with some areas have reported water-logging events. While the spell has been mild, the trend would continue in the city for the next two days.
On Saturday - March 18, the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) predicted that several districts of Tamil Nadu are likely to get light to moderate rain for the next 48 hours due to the wind discontinuity over the sea. For Chennai, the city would receive mild rainfall for the next two days.
DT Next quoted Senthamarai Kannan of RMC saying, "The rain along with thunderstorm activity is likely to occur over several districts including Coimbatore, Kanniyakumari, Chengalpattu, Erode, and Tiruvallur for the next two days. In the coming days, the state is expected to receive more heat convection rain till May." The weather department has forecast that the sky condition in Chennai and its suburbs would remain cloudy.
Some areas of the city would record thunderstorm and lightning with mild or moderate rainfall. In the last 24 hours, Chennai's Perungudi received 9 cm rainfall, followed by Mugalivakkam, Kodambakkam, and Chennai Airport 7 cm each, Tiruvallur district 6 cm, Dindigul, Kancheepuram and Chennai's Taramani had recorded 5 cm of rainfall each.
According to a weather blogger, the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh and adjoining areas of Telangana would witness widespread thunderstorms for the next two days and moderate rains are likely over parts of Tamil Nadu including Chennai and its outskirts during the evening or night hours for a few days.