The southwest monsoon may set in over Kerala in the next 24 hours and this may bring thunderstorms to Chennai in the second week of June, providing much-needed relief for the city.
The southwest monsoon is likely to move northward and when that happens, it may bring some rain to the city, officials of Meteorological Department said.
“The southwest winds are strong over the southeast Arabian Sea and a sheer zone is prevailing over extreme parts of southern peninsula region. Also, a trough lies along the western coast. Next week, when the southwest monsoon moves northward, the city can expect some thunderstorms. Otherwise, the sky will be cloudy in Chennai. If thunderstorms happen around June 13 and 14, then the temperature may gradually decrease,” an official said.
Temperature in city
At present, Chennai has a maximum and a minimum temperature of 38 degree Celsius and 29 degree Celsius respectively.
As far as Tamil Nadu is concerned, Kanniyakumari and a few interior parts of the State are likely to get thunderstorms, the official added .