Observation Station: Anna Nagar West (Lat: 13.1 | Long: 80.2) UnhealthyEveryone may begin to experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
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The overnight low will be 76 °F (24.4 °C). Mostly cloudy with a high of 80 °F (26.7 °C). Winds NE at 8 to 14 mph (12.9 to 22.5 kph).0%27°25°Partly cloudy today with a high of 81 °F (27.2 °C) and a low of 77 °F (25.0 °C).0%27°24°Partly cloudy today with a high of 81 °F (27.2 °C) and a low of 76 °F (24.4 °C).55%26°24°Showers today with a high of 79 °F (26.1 °C) and a low of 76 °F (24.4 °C).
There is a 55% chance of precipitation.35%27°24°Scattered showers today with a high of 80 °F (26.7 °C) and a low of 76 °F (24.4 °C). There is a 35% chance of precipitation.0%27°25°Partly cloudy today with a high of 80 °F (26.7 °C) and a low of 77 °F (25.0 °C).0%27°24°Mostly cloudy today with a high of 80 °F (26.7 °C) and a low of 75 °F (23.9 °C).0%27°24°Mostly cloudy today with a high of 81 °F (27.2 °C) and a low of 76 °F (24.4 °C).5%28°25°Partly cloudy today with a high of 82 °F (27.8 °C) and a low of 77 °F (25.0 °C).0%28°24°Partly cloudy today with a high of 82 °F (27.8 °C) and a low of 75 °F (23.9 °C).
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Winter (November to February): January is the coolest month in Chennai with average temperature of 25-degrees Celsius. Be sure to carry an umbrella or raincoat with you in case of sudden rains.
City will be generally hot except between months of December to February where in you can find some rainy days with mild chillness during the day time. If you really want to avoid summer season and the hot temperature then you can try going between the months of November to February.
The best time to visit Chennai is Winter (November to February). The Lowest temperature in Chennai is recorded as 64.4 in February and December.
Water is rationed in residential apartments and malls are asking their water-intensive outlets to either take a break or use the blue gold frugally. Few outside Chennai could comprehend the mammoth efforts that have to be put in to fill a few pots in every household, every day.
Chennai is now critically dependent on its three mega water desalination plants with a combined capacity of 180 MLD, and the units are working overtime to remain at least 80-90% efficient. Water stagnating for months in huge abandoned stone quarries is being pumped out to fill tanks and tankers for about 5% of the city’s 8.5 lakh households that have Metro water connections.
How the ‘lake districts’ dried up Chennai is today paying the price for its downright disrespect for water bodies and water sources. They had more than 6,000 lakes, ponds and reservoirs that minimized run-off loss of rainwater and kept replenishing the groundwater table throughout the year.
Today, they are glorified gutters as their feeder lines and banks have been ceded to encroaches small and big. Chennai being a coastal city, run-off rate is very high and it is almost impossible to build big dams to save the water for dry months ahead.
During the 2011-16 Jayalalithaa regime, having rainwater structures in every building was made mandatory and that coercive policy is now credited with having helped the city in a big way. The present dispensation is now set to lay the foundation for a mega desalination plant of 150 MLD capacity.
For instance, the government opened the IT Corridor and showered builders and IT companies with floor space benefits, but no thought was given to the source of water for drinking and regular use. Today, the IT Corridor has at least 150 mega structures owned by 650 big companies that employ 3.2 lakh people.
Their sole source of water is private tankers that used to recklessly plunder farm wells located a short distance away. They loot farm wells by paying a pittance to farmers and make a killing by selling water to IT companies and gated communities at fancy prices.
When the Madras high court tried to curb this unfettered exploitation of groundwater, and pointed to the total absence of regulations governing the trade, the tanker lobby responded with a strike. After bringing the government to its knees and the entire IT Corridor to the brink of closure, tanker operators won a concession: the authorities would turn a blind eye to the plunder.
Only last week, a retired DSP had to face a criminal case after he assaulted a neighbor who wanted the ex-cop to use water judiciously. Local gangs taking control of public water taps and dominating supply from street-corner tanks is too common.