23 districts of Tamil Nadu to receive heavy rain for two days
The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) forecast heavy rain for 23 districts for the next three days.
CHENNAI: Normalcy was affected in capital Chennai 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 three days. The rain is 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 motorists and office goers.
However, schools and colleges functioned as usual. Intermittent rains for Chennai 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, the weather office said.
Due to the upper air circulation prevailing over the South Bay of Bengal, several districts of Tamil Nadu - Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Ranipet, Vellore, Tirupattur, Tiruvannamalai, Kallakurichi, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai, Pudukkottai, Tiruchy, Sivaganga, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Salem, Namakkal, Erode, the Nilgiris and Coimbatore is likely to receive heavy rain along with thunderstorm activity for the next three days.
The RMC advised the fishermen not to venture into the sea till October 11. As squally weather with wind speeds reaching 40 kmph -50 kmph prevails over the Comorin area – Kanniyakumari Coast, Gulf of Mannar and adjoining South Tamil Nadu coast, the Southwest Bay of Bengal off South Sri Lanka coast.
The highest rainfall recorded in Tiruvallur was 7 cm in the last 24 hours. Followed by Villupuram, Kancheepuram 5 cm each, Chennai – Tondiarpet and Collectorate office, Chengalpattu received 4 cm rainfall each.