Thunderstorms leave TN; closing act may play out over Kerala

The Hindu Business Line | Feb 23, 2021 at 7:42 AM
  • Thunderstorms seem to have significantly calmed down over Tamil Nadu overnight into this (Tuesday) morning with both India Meteorological Department (IMD) and the European Centre for Medium-Term Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) indicating that residual activity, if any, would be confined to Kerala into the rest of this week.
  • The US National Centres for Environmental Prediction too agreed but expected the southern parts of the Bay of Bengal to get restive back again during the first week of March likely buffeting Sri Lanka with a fresh wave of rainfall which may get amplified to cover the southern parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu as well.
  • The Australian Bureau of Meteorology and the US Climate Prediction Centre had expected La Nina conditions in the tropical Pacific (which is thought to have engineered the normal to above normal rainfall regime over South India and Sri Lanka) to continue through March (95 per cent chance) and into March-May (65 per cent chance).