Very Heavy Rains to Lash Tamil Nadu This Weekend; Orange Alert Issued Till November 28

Heavy rains lashed Chennai last Friday, October 15. (Ramesh Shankar R/TOI, BCCL, Chennai)

Heavy rains in Chennai.

(Ramesh Shankar R/TOI, BCCL, Chennai)

Friday, November 26: Tough climate situations have been prevailing over elements of Tamil Nadu for the previous few days, and so they might witness a notable intensification for the subsequent 24 hours.

As per the newest forecast by the India Meteorological Division (IMD), mild to reasonable scattered or pretty widespread rainfall is about to prevail over the Southern Peninsula for the subsequent 5 days.

Remoted extraordinarily heavy showers have been forecast over elements of Tamil Nadu and adjoining areas Puducherry and Karaikal for the subsequent 24 hours.

In the meantime, the opposite elements of those aforementioned areas will expertise remoted heavy to very heavy falls from Friday to Monday, November 26 to 29.

The districts of Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Ranipet, Nilgiris Tenkasi, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Kanyakumari, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram and Nagapattinam are all more likely to expertise heavy to very heavy rains on this forecast interval.

Chennai, the capital of the state, can be in for remoted heavy rains for the subsequent 48 hours.

In view of those predictions, the IMD has issued an orange alert over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry from November 26 to twenty-eight. This degree of advisory instructs residents to ‘be ready’ for inclement climate.

The incessant downpours have additionally prompted the state authorities to close faculties in 27 districts of the state, together with Chennai, Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, Tiruvallur, Ramanathapuram, Tirunelveli, Thanjavur, Madurai and Thiruvannamalai for right this moment.

In Chennai, a number of areas like GSR street and T Nagar have already reported waterlogging attributable to heavy showers through the early hours of Friday.

This rainfall episode has been triggered by a cyclonic circulation brewing over the southwest Bay of Bengal, off the south Sri Lanka coast. Robust northeasterly winds will even proceed to gush in the direction of the Tamil Nadu coast in addition to south coastal Andhra Pradesh.

In the meantime, because the starting of the post-monsoon season, back-to-back episodes of heavy rains have drenched elements of South India throughout this northeast monsoon season.

From October 1 to November 25, Tamil Nadu (541.5 mm) and Puducherry (1107.5 mm) have each recorded ‘massive extra’ quantities of rain as in comparison with their respective long run common figures for this time-frame.


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