Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra In for Heavy to Very Heavy Rains, As South India Braces for Moist Begin to November


Rajamannar Salai in KK Nagar get waterlogged post heavy rains in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday, January 5. (C Suresh Kumar/BCCL Chennai)

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Monday, November 1: Over the weekend, the northeast monsoon season lastly picked up tempo and lashed a number of elements of Tamil Nadu—even the districts that had beforehand evaded the moist circumstances, together with state capital Chennai.

Now, this rain spell is about to prevail by means of the primary week of November, as extra heavy showers have been forecast not simply over Tamil Nadu, however its neighbouring South Indian states as nicely.

Based on the India Meteorological Division (IMD), remoted heavy rains have been forecast throughout Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal, Kerala & Mahe, South Inside Karnataka, Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam and Rayalaseema over the course of the following 5 days. Telangana and Coastal Karnataka may also expertise related circumstances from Tuesday to Thursday, November 2-4.

Moreover, very heavy downpours are on the horizon over south inside and coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal on Monday and Tuesday, November 1-2, and over Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam on simply Monday.

As per The Climate Channel’s met crew, the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh may get significantly drenched, whereas Lakshadweep may also see an elevated rainfall exercise in the course of the first half of the week.

In view of those predictions, the IMD has issued an orange alert (‘be ready’ for tough climate) over the states which are in for very heavy showers. The opposite states, which can witness heavy rainfall, have been positioned on a yellow watch (‘bear in mind’ of native climate state of affairs).

5-day rain forecast throughout India.

(TWC Met Workforce)

These circumstances might be brought on by a low-pressure system positioned over Sri Lanka, off the Tamil Nadu coast, together with its related cyclonic circulation. The system is prone to persist over this area for the following two days, and transfer westwards thereafter.

Furthermore, the lower-level easterly winds over north peninsular India are additionally anticipated to strengthen from Tuesday, November 2 onwards, contributing to the general rainfall exercise.

In the meantime, owing to the delayed withdrawal of the southwest monsoon season and a moist begin to the northeast monsoon interval that started instantly after, many South Indian states recorded above-average precipitation by means of October 2021.

Between October 1-31, Kerala obtained 589.9 mm rainfall—a whopping 94% larger than its common for the month, and in addition the very best for October within the final 120 years!

Tamil Nadu (228 mm) and Karnataka (194.6 mm) additionally registered 29% and 48% ‘extra’ rain figures as in comparison with their respective October averages.

However on the flip facet, each Andhra Pradesh (118.8 mm) and Telangana (591 mm) skilled ‘poor’ precipitation by means of the month.

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