CHENNAI: The city received its heaviest spell of rain consecutively since 2015 floods and on last Thursday it is actually heavy rains witnessed in the city.
Weather blogger Pradeep John has predicted another spell of rain will be hit in the Chennai within hours. The forthcoming spell of rain is going to be very intense, John stated further.
There was waterlogging in various public areas and it is also affecting the public transport was hit. Several commuters were stranded on the roads as the traffic chaos created in the office path because of the massive rain.
So far reportedly the city has received 13.6cm of rainfall since evening. The Tamil Nadu state disaster management authority suggested that in the city Chennai it will be better for people to stay in their homes.
The administration has ordered that in the city all schools should be closed on Friday.
The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami appointed ministers in order to look after the rain relief work here and in neighboring Kancheepuram.
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has suggested to the people of the city who are living in lower areas to move to higher ground so that in the higher ground animals and people can have proper shelter.
People have been advised to avoid entering flood waters and if need they can use footwear. “Stay away from sewerage lines, gutters drains, culverts, etc,” NDMA tweeted.
Within a couple of hours on Thursday evening, several parts of the town which includes, Saidapet, Neelankarai, Mogappair, Chromepet, Nungambakkam and Velachery received about more than 10cm rainfall.
Northern parts of the city received relatively lesser rainfall. Weathermen have predicted that on this weekend more rain can come.
Various arterial roads witnessed heavy traffic from 8 pm, which left the commuters stranded.
Area cyclone warning center director S Balachandran said, “A low-pressure area has formed over the southwest Bay of Bengal near Sri Lanka. This will bring heavy rainfall in the some of the southern and delta districts on Friday. Chennai will get one or two spells of light showers.”
On last Thursday the Southern and delta districts received heavy rainfall during the 24 hours from 8.30am on Wednesday to 8.30am. Palayamkottai (Tirunelveli district) received 13cm rainfall, Tiruchendur (Toothukudi district) 9cm, Chidambaram AWS (Cuddalore district), Kelambakkam (Kancheepuram district) and Srivaikuntam (Toothukudi district) received 8cm each, Nagapattinam (Nagapattinam district), Cheranmahadevi (Tirunelveli district) and Vedaranyam (Nagapattinam district) received 7cm each.
The IMD categorizes rainfall between 2cm and 6cm as ‘moderate’ and rainfall between 7cm and 11cm as ‘heavy’.
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From the month of October, the city has recorded excess rainfall at Meenambakkam and Nungambakkam. In the 14 hours until 10.30pm on Thursday, the city recorded 12cm rainfall at Nungambakkam.
Ennore recorded 3cm rainfall, Madhavaram 2.5cm and Meenambakkam 9cm.
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