Parts of city may get light showers over the weekend

Weather system could accelerate monsoon activity: official

Updated - June 29, 2019 01:23 am IST

Published - June 29, 2019 01:22 am IST - CHENNAI

Welcome change:  A cyclist caught in the sudden rain at Teynampet on Friday.

Welcome change: A cyclist caught in the sudden rain at Teynampet on Friday.

After a relatively hot day, some parts of the city received light showers on Friday evening. The Meteorological Department has forecast that the city may experience similar showers over the weekend.

On Friday, the weather stations in Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam recorded a maximum temperature of 39.9 degree Celsius and 40.1 degree Celsius respectively. Met officials, however, said the low pressure area likely to form over north Bay of Bengal may not have any impact over the State and would move northwest.

N. Puviarasan, director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, said southwesterly winds would pick up speed and monsoon activity would accelerate due to the weather system. “A few parts of the city may get light rain. There are limited chances of several areas receiving thundershowers till Sunday,” he said.

The department has forecast that the sky would be generally cloudy and the maximum temperature would be around 37 degree Celsius till Sunday. Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam received 4 cm and 8 cm of rainfall this June due to thunderstorm activity.

More taps in tankers

Metrowater has fixed more taps in tankers to dispense water faster. They were added to cut down distribution time to 45 minutes as opposed to nearly three hours with two taps.

In areas, including Chintadripetx, nearly 489 streets out of 657 streets were not getting sufficient supply through pipeline. As an alternative to piped water supply, Metrowater has supplied 3.70 MLD (million litres a day) through 335 tankers and 191 tanks. Smaller vehicles were also being used, a press release said.

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