Lucky rains happened in Chennai but it is not enough to cool the day. 1st Summer day on cards for Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Chengalpattu, Pondy, Cuddalore, Nagapattainam, Tiruvarur, Pudukottai, Sivaganga, Ramanthapuram and even Thoothukudi will be sizzling hot. Chennai had a pleasant summer till date with Temperature not even crossing 38 C once for the year, but from today the temperature will beat that with ease. Next 4-5 days similar kind of wind pattern and hot weather is expected to continue. Even at night 9-10 pm one can feel the warm dry winds.
Others district such as Ranipet, Tiruvannamalai, Villupuram, Kallakuruchi, Ariyalur, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur will also see 40C temperature.
Note: The areas just interior to coast will be hotter than places right in the coast.
Kerala – dry or less rains from tonight for next 4-5 days
Tamil Nadu got good thunderstorms in interiors, even the unlucky Chennai got lucky and got some light rains. While Kerala and Karnataka got good pull effect rains. Today will be last day for pull effect rains in Kerala and rains will reduce from tonight.
Super Cyclone Amphan – Expected to weaken from here but will still cross with sustain winds of 170 km/hr and gusts of over 200 km/hr and will have a storm surge of 4-5 mts. Kolkatta will see winds of 75 to 100 km/hr and heavy rains on Wednesday.
Meanwhile Super Cyclone Amphan is moving up and crossing Vishakapattinam latitude right now. Its undergoing a ERC – Eye wall replacement cycle, common with intense cyclone so it weakens a bit, once it gets new eye it will see increase in shear so we have seen the peak of Amphan. This means it will not be the strongest ever. 1999 Odisha Super Cyclone will remain as the strongest ever in Bay of Bengal.
List of most intense Cyclone in Bay of Bengal – So Amphan is not the
1999 Odisha Cyclone – 912 hPa
1991 Bangladesh – 918 hPa
1977 Andhra Pradesh Cyclone – 919 hPa
1990 Andhra Pradesh Cyclone – 920 hPa
1963 Bangladesh Cyclone – 920 hPa
2020 Amphan – 925 hPa
1989 Gay – 930 hPa
2019 Fani – 932 hPa