Chennai, May 17 (BPNS)
With the heat wave continuing in Chennai and adjoining cities, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has said in an advisory that the temperatures will continue to rise till May 19.
The IMD in a statement said that the temperature will rise up to at least 40 degree Celsius in Chennai in the days to come.
The Met department also said that the maximum temperatures recorded in many areas of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday was 2 to 3 degrees higher than the normal temperatures.
The temperature in Chennai on Tuesday was around 40.8 degree Celsius.
In Puducherry, Karaikal and other North Tamil Nadu areas the temperature was anywhere between 35 to 41 degree Celsius. South Tamil Nadu regions recorded temperatures anywhere between 33 to 40 degree Celsius.
In hilly areas of the state including The Nilgiris , the temperature was between 25 to 29 degree Celsius.