Chennai, many parts of TN to get more rains

Rain is likely to occur in parts of Chennai and many places of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry area for the next few days and the sky condition is likely to be generally cloudy.

As per the Regional Meteorological Centre’s forecast for Monday and Tuesday, “The sky condition is likely to be generally cloudy. Light rain is likely to occur in some areas. Maximum and Minimum temperatures are likely to be around 36 and 27 deg Celsius respectively”.

Speaking to reporters, Deputy Director General of Meteorology, S Balachandran said, “Rough seas will be witnessed in Kanyakumari region and fishermen are advised not to venture into the ocean.”

Balachandran added that Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Theni and Dindugul regions will experience heavy rainfall. Parts of Chennai are also expected to get showers.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department website: A cyclonic circulation lies over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal and south Odisha coast and extends up to 7.6 km above mean sea level tilting southwestwards with height. This is likely to bring more rain to Tamilnadu.

A press release from the department said, “Light rain is likely to occur in some areas. Maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 36 degrees Celsius and 27 degrees Celsius.”

According to a Times of India report, areas of Chennai like T Nagar, Taramani, Virugambakkam, Vadapalani and Saligramam received rain on Sunday while the city’s southern suburbs recorded 1.2mm of rainfall.

According to a report in The Hindu, the southwest monsoon has resulted in increased flow of water into dams. The Papanasam dam, located in Tirunelveli district, saw a rise in flow of water from 949 cusecs two days ago to 2,911 cusecs on Saturday while the Gadananathi dam rose by 10 feet to 35 feet posting an inflow of 273 cusecs.