South West Monsoon active along the Western Ghats

Coimbatore district continued to witness rain along the Western Ghats while the plains witnessed just drizzles. However the rainfall helped in considerable improvement in storage in many reservoirs.

In the last 24 hours that ended at 8.30 a.m. on Tuesday, the district recorded 165.40 mm while the average rainfall stood at 13.78 mm.

Rainfall recorded in mm at various places across the district: Pollachi 1.40, Chincona 57, Chinnakallar 45, Valparai PAP 32 and Valparai taluk office 30.

Siruvani that caters to the drinking water requirements of a part of Coimbatore city and wayside habitations recorded 45 mm and foot hills recorded 12 mm. Rainfall and the resultant inflow into the reservoir was fast improving.

As a result of the continuing rain in Western Ghats, inflow into the major PAP reservoirs also improved considerably.

Storage and Full Reservoir Level (FRL) of PAP reservoirs: Tamil Nadu Sholayar had 86.05 (160), Parambikulam 08.70 (72), Aliyar dam 59 (120), Thirumurthy 04.95 (60) and Amaravathi 39.56 (90).

The continuing rain and the resultant inflow was improving the storage. If Sholaiyar surpluses, the flow of water to other dams will increase.

Rainfall recorded in various places (n mm): Sholayar 89, Parambikulam 27, Aliyar 5.6, Upper Nirar 45, Lower Nirar 33, Upper Aliyar 4, Kadamparai 6, Vettaikaranpudur 5.8, VLP camp 32, Makinampatti 1.2, Manacadavu 6.9 and Nallur 2.