Heavy rain forecast in districts for two more days

Cuddalore to bear the brunt again, Nagapattinam battered

December 05, 2015 12:00 am | Updated March 24, 2016 02:02 pm IST - CHENNAI:

It may rain heavily in some districts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on Saturday under the influence of the low pressure area that persists in the same region.

While heavy rain may spare Chennai and its neighbouring districts, places like Villupuram, Karaikal, Puducherry and delta districts are likely to get heavy to very heavy rain on Saturday. Several coastal areas such as Nagapattinam and Cuddalore are already battered by Thursday night’s downpour. While Nagapattinam and Cuddalore recorded 9 cm, many other places such as Karaikal, Chidambaram and Marakkanam received over 3 cm.

The low pressure area over southwest Bay of Bengal over Sri Lanka and north Tamil Nadu coast prevails and this will bring rains over the weekend.

On Friday, several weather stations such as Vriddhachalam, Thirukoilur and Kollidam recorded nearly 1 cm of rain. Officials of the Meteorological Department said the State will get widespread rains on Saturday and one or two places in southern Tamil Nadu such as Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari too will get heavy rains.

Tamil Nadu has received 59 cm so far since October 1, much more than this usual share of 44 cm for the season. The seasonal rainfall may scale up more as there are few more weeks for the northeast monsoon to wind up, say officials.

Even while other parts are in deluge, some interior districts like Ramanathapuram, Sivaganga and Dindigul are waiting for more rain.

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