23 TN districts to receive heavy rain for 2 days

The intermittent rainfall in the city is likely to continue for 48 hours with thunderstorms and lightning. The maximum and minimum temperatures in the city are expected to decrease further to 31 degrees Celsius and 25 degrees Celsius respectively, weather office said.
A flooded Tondiarpet on Friday
A flooded Tondiarpet on FridayManivasagan N

CHENNAI: Normalcy was affected in the city following intense spells of rain from Friday morning. Several low-lying areas recorded water logging followed by traffic congestion till late in the evening.

The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) forecast heavy rain for 23 districts for the next 2 days. It’s likely to reduce in various parts of the State from next week.

Several areas including Tondiarpet, Broadway, T Nagar, Arumbakkam, Egmore and Nungambakkam witnessed moderate rain, and the interior streets were flooded till noon affecting commuters. However, schools and colleges functioned as usual.

The intermittent rainfall in the city is likely to continue for 48 hours with thunderstorms and lightning. The maximum and minimum temperatures in the city are expected to decrease further to 31 degrees Celsius and 25 degrees Celsius respectively, weather office said.

Due to the upper air circulation prevailing over the South Bay of Bengal, several districts including Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Ranipet, Vellore, Tirupattur, Kallakurichi, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Tiruvannamalai, Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai, Pudukkottai, Tiruchy, Sivaganga, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Salem, Namakkal, Erode, The Nilgiris and Coimbatore are likely to receive heavy rain along with thunderstorm activity for the next 2 days.

RMC advised the fishermen not to venture into the sea till October 11, as strong wind (reaching 40-50 kmph) prevails over the Comorin area — Kanniyakumari Coast, Gulf of Mannar and adjoining South TN coast, the Southwest Bay of Bengal off South Sri Lanka coast.

Highest rainfall was recorded in Tiruvallur with 7 cm in the last 24 hours. Villupuram and Kancheepuram had 5 cm each, Chennai (Tondiarpet and Collectorate office), and Chengalpattu received 4 cm rainfall each.

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