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Chennai to be less hot this summer than last year

April 03,2018  

Chennai to be less hot this summer than last year
City residents may be in for a normal or cooler than normal summer (April-May-June) this year........

CHENNAI: City residents may be in for a normal or cooler than normal summer (April-May-June) this year, indicates the hot weather season forecast released by India Meteorological Department (IMD). Weather models show this summer will be cooler than last year.

According to data released by IMD, Tamil Nadu is likely to experience days when the maximum temperature will dip 0.14 degrees below normal. Chennai, on an average, records a maximum temperature of 34.5 degrees Celsius in April. Considering IMD’s prediction, the average maximum temperature is likely to be 34.4 degrees Celsius this month.

The highest maximum temperature recorded in April 2017 was 39.7 degrees Celsius, while the all-time highest for April is 42.8 degrees Celsius. As a result, the average minimum temperature this April could be nearly 27 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature fell to a low of 26.3 degrees Celsius during April 2017.

It is during May and June that the heat levels peak in the city. During these two months, the average maximum temperature is likely to be below 37 degrees Celsius.