TN gets excess rainfall, but shortage in Chennai

Since June, Tamil Nadu has received 32 per cent excess rainfall even as Chennai recorded a deficit of 18 per cent.

Weather forecast shows chances of more rain lashing parts of the State as a low pressure area is likely to form over northeast Bay of Bengal around September 20.

After experiencing overcast weather and a pleasant breeze over the last week, Chennai could be receiving light rains over the next two days.

With a low pressure area reportedly set to develop around the northeast portion of the Bay of Bengal, weather bloggers expect rainfall over the weekend in Tamil Nadu’s capital city. Parts of the city already witnessed short spells of rains on Wednesday.

The state received 376 mm of rainfall as against the normal of 284.6 mm between June 1 and September 17.

The meteorological department said a two-day heavy rainfall warning has been issued for Nilgiris district on September 20-21, while thunderstorms with lightning are likely to occur at isolated places in Tamil Nadu.

In a couple of days, the storage in the city’s reservoirs will get a boost as Krishna water was released from Andhra Pradesh on Friday.

About 1,500 cubic feet per second (cusecs) was released from the Kandaleru reservoir into the Kandaleru-Poondi Canal for Chennai. Officials of the Water Resources Department (WRD) were present.