Chennai to receive heavy rains: Met dept

Chennai: Starting from 9 September, Tamilnadu, including Chennai and coastal regions, have chances to receive heavy rains, said Regional Meteorological Centre Chennai today.

The southwest wind is likely to blow at the speed of 40 to 50 km/hr. Taking precautions, the department has announced that fishermen from central and south Bengal region are advised not to venture out into the deep sea.

According to an official communique, “Northern and interior districts of Tamilnadu (Coimbatore, Nilgiris, Theni and Dindigul) and parts of Puducherry may receive heavy rains due to the winds formed in upper strata today. Yellow alert has been given.”

Further, showers due to heat waves during evenings and nights are expected to continue for a week. The Met department stated that the southwest monsoon may reduce, as a result of which rains in Kerala, Karnataka and Mumbai is likely to decrease from 8 September.

In the last 24 hours, G Bazaar in Nilgiris recorded the highest amount of rainfall – 15 cm, Naduvattam – 11 cm and Chinnakalar in Coimbatore – 6 cm.

NT Bureau