A day after Chennai and its suburbs were lashed out by heavy thunderstorms and downpours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that several parts of Tamil Nadu will receive heavy rains for the next two days - August 23 and 24. The trend will remain similar to Puducherry and the rainfall would continue till August 25.
IMD has predicted heavy rainfall over several areas of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and over some districts close to the Western Ghats from Tuesday - August 23. Few areas of the state would be recording light to heavy rains till Monday evening and the downpour would get intensified on Tuesday and Wednesday as the deep depression that was formed in the Bay of Bengal would come close to the coast of Tamil Nadu.
During these days, the maximum temperature would be between 35 to 36 degrees Celsius. The IMD has predicted isolated heavy rains in Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Theni and a few districts on Tuesday and Wednesday while the other parts of the state may have chances of light to moderate rain during the spell.
On Sunday, Chennai and its suburbs had rainy dusk with incessant rainfall and thunderstorms. The sudden downpour has caused major disruption and several areas in the city were waterlogged. Earlier, the IMD had said that a low-pressure area, that was formed on August 18, had developed into a depression over the northeast and adjoining the northeast Bay of Bengal at 5.30 am on August 19. It has been predicted that this depression would bring heavy rainfall over the next few days.