Chennai: Rain gods blessed the city of Chennai and adjoining areas on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday, bringing the city respite from the scorching heat. The Regional Meteorological centre had forecast rain and thundershowers for the city on Wednesday evening. 

The minimum temperature is likely to settle at 25 degrees Celsius on Thursday, while the maximum will touch 33 degrees Celsius, the local weather agency said.

Its 48-hour forecast on Wednesday read: “The sky condition is likely to be generally cloudy. Light to moderate rain is likely to occur in some areas. Maximum and Minimum temperatures are likely to be around 34 and 25 deg Celsius respectively.”

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said a low-pressure area was likely to develop in the Bay of Bengal, off the Andhra Pradesh coast, due to a cyclonic circulation and would bring rains to Andhra, Telangana and North Tamil Nadu.

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