The southwest monsoon has been active over West Bengal and North East India for the past 24 hours and would continue to be active over Northeast India in the coming days. As a result, widespread heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur over North Eastern states in the next 48 hours. As we are now in the month of September, bulk of rainfall activity will start to move down to the Southern peninsula. There will be a significant increase in the thunderstorm activity over TN, interior Karnataka and south Andhra Pradesh by the end of this week.
As forecasted by KeaWeather, Meghalaya records extreme rainfall with Cherrapunji getting 387 mm and RKM Cherrapunji 359 mm.
Chennai will see a hot and humid day with temperature soaring close to 37c. Sky will be partly cloudy with chance of isolated thunderstorms during evening/night.
Coimbatore to remain hot with max temperature expected to reach 33-34C. Partly cloudy skies with less chance of rainfall.
Madurai will continue to be very hot with max temperature moving closer to 39C. This hostile weather will continue for the next 2-3 days and will improve thereafter.