Tamil Nadu

Heavy rainfall expected in 22 Tamil Nadu districts on October 31

Vehicles wade through stagnant water near Old Corporation office on Great Cotton road in Thoothukudi on October 30, 2019.   | Photo Credit: N. Rajesh

As many as 22 districts in the State are likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall on Thursday due to a depression near Cape Comorin.

This weather system is likely to become a deep depression by Wednesday night and further intensify into a cyclonic storm by Thursday or Friday.

These districts would have rainfall between 7 cm and 24 cm on Thursday. “The weather system may have an impact over the State till Friday after which the rainfall may start to reduce,” said S. Balachandran, Deputy Director General of Meteorology, Chennai.

As the system is likely to move across Lakshadweep islands, heavy rainfall would be restricted to a few places in the State from Thursday afternoon. From November 1, rainfall would begin to steadily decrease. “If the weather disturbance becomes cyclonic storm, it may be called Maha, a name given by Oman,” he said.

Heavy rains

Nearly 80 weather stations across the State received heavy to very heavy rains during the past 24 hours ending 8.30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Among the various places, Tiruttani registered a highest volume of 19 cm of rainfall in the State. This rainspell that covered a vast geographical space has helped boost the State’s seasonal average from a marginal deficit on Tuesday to slightly excess on Wednesday, Mr. Balachandran said.

Heavy rain has uprooted a tree on Observatory Road in Kodaikanal on October 30, 2019. Photo: Special Arrangement

Heavy rain has uprooted a tree on Observatory Road in Kodaikanal on October 30, 2019. Photo: Special Arrangement  

 

Since October 1, Tamil Nadu has now recorded nearly 20 cm of rainfall against its average of 17 cm, which is 14% more for the season. Chennai district too recorded 26 cm of rainfall against its normal of 25 cm as on Wednesday.

Places in southern Tamil Nadu could get more rains than northern parts till Friday. Chennai would receive light to moderate thundershowers in some areas.

A patient is brought to the Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital amidst intermittent drizzle on October 30, 2019.

A patient is brought to the Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital amidst intermittent drizzle on October 30, 2019.   | Photo Credit: A. SHAIKMOHIDEEN

 

Rains over the city reservoirs such as Cholavaram and Chembarambakkam translated into marginal inflow on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Chennai Collectorate has advised fishermen not to venture into the sea. Residents may complain of unused borewells, waterlogging, dilapidated buildings and live wires that may get snapped during the showers to Chennai Collectorate helplines -1077 and 044-25243454 or whatsapp at 9384056232.

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