The residents of the district perhaps enjoyed one of the finest weather conditions of this year on Tuesday as the intermittent drizzle triggered by the low pressure in the Bay of Bengal continued for the second day on Tuesday.
Though the Meteorological department predicted heavy rainfall in the southern districts, the coastal district of Tirunelveli experienced only intermittent drizzle on Tuesday that may not help in any way to improve the groundwater table.
However, the weather was so pleasant throughout the day with the overcast sky.
Once again, areas close to the Western Ghats received some rainfall while other parts of the district had to be content with the drizzle.
The Main Falls and the Five Falls at Courtallam experienced flood after 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday following rains in the Western Ghats.
While the Five Falls had heavy inflow of water around 2.30 p.m., the Main Falls experienced flood 15 minutes later.
Police prevented tourists from taking bath in the waterfalls as water was flowing dangerously.
The situation continued to be the same in both the waterfalls even after 6 p.m.
However, tourists had scintillating bath at Old Falls and children at the Tiger Falls, thanks to the copious inflow.
Rainfall in the district (in mm): Servalar dam – 40, Gundar dam – 31, Tenkasi – 27, Shencottai – 21, Karuppanadhi dam – 17, Ramanadhi dam – 12, Palayamkottai – 11.20, Adavinainar dam and Tirunelveli – 10, Gadana dam – 5, Ambasamudram – 3, Alangulam – 2.60, Veerakeralamputhur, Cheranmahadevi and Nambiyar dam – 2, Sivagiri – 1.Tuticorin
Tuticorin district experienced widespread rain on Tuesday.
The rain that started around 7.15 a.m. caused inundation in lowlying areas, affecting traffic in several places. A tree at Chidambara Nagar here was partially uprooted following rain accompanied by strong wind.
Many country boats did not venture into sea since weather was unpredictable.
Keywords: Courtallam waterfalls