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Written by Ravi Varman
- Updated: May 22, 2023

Chennai experienced scorching temperatures as the mercury soared to 40.8 degrees Celsius on Monday, making it the third highest recorded temperature among all areas in Tamil Nadu. The city residents, already eagerly awaiting the qualification of their home team, Chennai Super Kings (CSK), for the Indian Premier League playoffs, had to contend with the oppressive heat as well. Vellore claimed the top spot on the list with a sweltering 42.3 degrees Celsius, followed by Thiruthani at 41.0 degrees Celsius. The Meteorological Department predicted that the hot weather would persist for the next 48 hours.

Key takeaways:

  • Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam in Chennai recorded a temperature of 40.8 degrees Celsius, ranking third highest in Tamil Nadu.
  • Vellore registered the highest temperature at 42.3 degrees Celsius, followed by Thiruthani at 41.0 degrees Celsius.
  • The Meteorological Department forecasts continued hot weather in Chennai for the next 48 hours.
  • Other areas in Tamil Nadu, such as Karur Paramathi and Parangipetai, also experienced temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius.
  • The maximum temperatures in the last 24 hours were 2-3°C above normal in isolated pockets of north Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, while remaining near normal in the rest of Tamil Nadu and Karaikal.

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