Chennai: Rainfall is expected to slowly decrease over TN, as cyclone Phailin gathers strength and enters land near Andhra Pradesh and Orissa coast in another two days.
According to Met officials, the city received good rainfall on Thursday and it would continue to get moderate rainfall on Friday.
Phailin currently lies 870 km east southeast of Visakhapatnam and is expected to move northwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh and Orissa coast between Kalingapatnam and Paradeep close to Gopalpur by Saturday evening.
“We might experience dry weather once the cyclone enters land,” said a Met official, who added that North TN might get some rainfall for the next two days.
For a 24-hour period ended 8.30 am on Thursday, Sholingur in Vellore district and Thamaraipakkam in Tiruvallur district recorded the maximum rainfall in the state at 8 cm. While Nungambakkam recorded 7 mm rainfall, Meenambakkam registered only 0.4 mm rain.