Chennai rains break record; 2nd highest in a decade

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 03, 2017 12:55 hrs
Chennai rains

Chennai: In a span of 24 hours from 8.30 am on Thursday, Nungambakkam observatory in Chennai recorded a whopping 183 mm of rainfall. Along with this, very heavy showers have also been witnessed at the Meenambakkm observatory to the tune of 141 mm.

These rains can be attributed to the presence of a low-pressure area which now lies over Southwest Bay of Bengal off Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka coast. This weather system is expected to make a slow movement in the west-northwestward direction and weaken into a cyclonic circulation.

Now, during the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rains with moderate lightning strikes over some areas will continue in many parts of Chennai. Flood-like situation may arise in some areas of the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu including the city of Chennai.

On and off spells of rain will continue during the next four days. Thereafter, some break can be expected on November 7.

Schools and colleges will remain shut today as well in view of heavy showers. Not only this, IT firms have also been asked by the government to declare holiday and let the residents work from home.

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