From the New Indian Express:

Mercury touches 40°C in Chennai

CHENNAI: For the past three days, Chennai has been feeling the heat. With the onset of agni nakshathiram or kathri veyyil on May 4, city residents have been sweating it out.

The phase is expected to last till June 1. And Chennaiites are finding various ways to beat the heat. In Parry’s Corner, you can find tender cucumbers a major hit with bus commuters. Most tea stalls are doing brisk business selling ‘Ice Moru’ (iced buttermilk) to thirsty customers. At several busy junctions, watermelon juice is being sold for Rs 5....