Tamil Nadu In for Heavy Rains on January 10-11; Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Cuddalore Districts on Alert | The Weather Channel – Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com – The Weather Channel

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Friday, January 7: Intense wet conditions are set to make a comeback over parts of South India, particularly the states of Tamil Nadu and adjoining Andhra Pradesh, starting Monday, January 10.

The latest forecast by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) reveals that the rainfall activity over Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh is likely to increase from January 10. In fact, Tamil Nadu may even experience isolated heavy rainfall next Monday and Tuesday, January 10-11.

Within the state, isolated heavy showers have been forecast over the districts of Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Villupuram, Puducherry, Cuddalore, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Karaikal, Tiruvarur, Thanjavur and Pudukottai on December 10.

Accordingly, Chennai’s regional met department has placed these districts under a yellow watch for the day. The advisory urges residents to ‘be aware’ of the local weather situation.

Meanwhile, several other districts, including Kallakuruchi, Tiruvannamalai, Ariyalur, Perambulur, Trichy, Tenkasi, Kanyakumari and Tirunelveli may also experience moderate rainfall (15.6 – 64.4 mm) on this day.


These wet conditions are likely to be caused by the interaction between a fresh western disturbance over North India and the strong easterlies winds. A weak trough may also bring some amount of rain over the region.

As for the capital cities of both the states, Chennai may experience generally cloudy skies with moderate rains on Monday and Tuesday, with daytime temperatures around 29°C and minimums at 22°C. Amravati, on the other hand, will witness partly cloudy skies with haze, while its maximum and minimum temperatures settle around 31°C and 17°C, respectively.

Meanwhile, several parts of South India have started this year on a dry note, despite the IMD still not declaring the withdrawal of the northeast monsoon.

In the first six days of this year, Tamil Nadu has been able to notch a ‘large excess’ amount of rain at 29 mm as compared to its long term average for January 1 to 6. Andhra Pradesh, on the other hand, has registered just 2 mm rainfall in this time frame.


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Source: https://weather.com/en-IN/india/news/news/2022-01-07-tamil-nadu-in-for-heavy-rains-on-january-10-11