Showers predicted, respite expected from summer heat

Parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry may receive showers for the next four days, bringing a brief respite from the scorching sun, according to the weather forecast by India Meteorological Department (IMD). While the State has to brace for dry, hot weather till Saturday, a trough that is forming 900 metres above mean sea level is likely to bring rains across the State and a relief from soaring mercury level.

The department has also issued a warning for thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds (wind speeds reaching 30-40 kmph) and lightning, over parts of Dharmapuri,  Krishnagiri, Namakkal, Theni, Dindigul, Coimbatore, Nilgiris, Virudhunagar and Tirunelveli districts, on Saturday.