According to the Indian Meteorological Department, Tamil Nadu is set for hotter days after the cyclonic storm since the weather system would bring north-westerly winds, which will block the sea breeze (IMD).
The route of the cyclonic storm forming in the Bay of Bengal, according to the IMD, will determine this.
According to the Department, temperatures in Chennai and surrounding districts would exceed 40 degrees Celsius in the next days.
The International Meteorological Department stated in a statement on Saturday that a well-defined low-pressure region over the south-east Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea had condensed into a depression.
According to the IMD, this depression will deepen into a cyclonic storm over the east-central Bay of Bengal on Sunday and travel towards the coasts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha by Monday morning, bringing heavy rainfall.
While the rains may not help Tamil Nadu, the temperature is expected to rise by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius during the following several days.
On Sunday, a senior official from the IMD told IANS: “The wind system may not bring rain to Tamil Nadu, but the temperature is expected to rise by 2-3 degrees Celsius, accumulating dry heat. The temperature will most certainly rise during the following few days.”