Let up in oppressive heat conditions in TN likely

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Chennai, May 28 (UNI) People of this metropolis can expect some respite from the scorching heat with being today the last day of Agni Natchatiram.

'Agni Natchathiram', which in Tamil literally means 'fire star', is an astrological period ruled by Agni the God of fire. It traditionally marked the hottest period of the year in Tamil Nadu (mid to late May).

Meteorological officials said this year, especially from May five, when 'Agni Natchatiram' began, till today, the maximum temperature recorded in the region was 42.6 degrees Celsius (108.68 F) on May 16.

Today, the maximum temperature in the city was 39.3 degrees Celsius (102.74 F).

They said the city would be partly clouded with a possibility of shower or thundershower in some areas during evening or night.

Light to moderate rain was likely to occur at a few places over Vellore, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Tiruvannamalai, Salem, Namakkal, Erode, Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Dindugal, Karur, Tiruchirapalli, Perambalur, Theni, Madurai, Sivagangai and Virudhunagar districts of Tamil Nadu.

Isolated, light to moderate rain was also likely over the remaining districts of Tamil Nadu and in Puducherry.

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