With the summer gradually setting in, the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) at Chennai has predicted a further increase in temperatures across Tamil Nadu.
The mercury could rise by 4-6 degrees Celsius above the normal temperature for the next three days in parts of the state due to which heatwaves could also be felt, the weatherman said. People have been asked to refrain from going outdoors during 12-4 pm till Monday.
Besides, Chennai is also likely to see clear skies over the next 48 hours with a temperature range of 28-40 degrees Celsius during this period, according to the RMC predictions.
According to the latest IMD bulletin, the rise in temperature by 4-6 degrees Celsius will be witnessed till April 4 in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, Vellore, Ranipet, Tirupattur, Thiruvallur, Tiruvannamalai, Vizhupuram, Cuddalore, Kallakurichi, Salem, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Nammakal, Karur, Trichy, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Mayiladuthurai, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Madurai, Sivagangai, Virudhunagar, Pudukottai, and Puducherry.
Besides, the heatwave may also bring rains in Madurai, Sivagangai and Virudhunagar on Friday, said the release while stating that mild rainfall can be expected till April 6 in some parts of the state. Wind is expected to blow at 45-55 km/hr due to a cyclonic depression over the Andamans.
The RMC has also asked the fishermen to stay cautious in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.