Rains lash Chennai, heavy downpour predicted for next 4 days

Chennai: After a break, rains started lashing Chennai and its suburbs from the wee hours of today, amid a warning by weather officials that heavy showers would occur in many parts of Tamilnadu for next four days.

The IMD’s Regional Meteorological Centre in Chennai has predicted isolated very heavy rainfall in Tamilnadu and Puducherry over the next four days.

A low-pressure area is likely to form under the influence of a cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal, the IMD said in its forecast.

The weather department has issued an orange alert in 7 regions of the State. It has also asked people to stay safe in these hard times.

Officials of the Meteorological department said two districts — Ramanathapuram, and Pudukottai — may experience heavy to very heavy rain on Thursday. Delta districts and five other districts, including Kanniyakumari, Cuddalore, and Puducherry and Karaikal may receive heavy rainfall. Many places over coastal and south Tamil Nadu may begin to receive moderate rain.

The weather department has also predicted isolated very heavy rainfall on the southern coast of Andhra Pradesh, including the Rayalaseema region and Yanam in East Godavari district on 27 and 28 November.


NT Bureau