Chennai will witness rains for the next two days while north Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will see heavy rainfall in one of two places for the next three days, said the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). Tamil Nadu will also witness moderate rainfall in many places.
Speaking to TNM, IMD Chennai Director Balachandran said, “It is still a well-marked low-pressure area over southwest Bay of Bengal. It is not going to become a depression.” The Met Department has issued a warning to fishermen to not venture out into the sea. A wind warning has also been issued, with squally winds touching 60kmph along Tamil Nadu and south Andhra coasts.
The 1pm bulletin put out by IMD issued a heavy rainfall warning for Wednesday and Thursday.
Battered by Cyclone Gaja, the Met Department issued a heavy rainfall warning for the delta districts on Wednesday, stating, “Scattered heavy with isolated very heavy rain is likely to occur over Kancheepuram, Villupuram, Tiruvannamalai, Pudukottai, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Karaikal, Ariyalur, Tiruvarur and Thanjavur districts.”
According to IMD, Karaikal received the highest rainfall at 68.9 millimetres in the last 24 hours. In TN, Nagapattinam received the highest rains at 41.6 millimetre and Thiruvarur at 24.2mm. While Kancheepuram received 29.4 mm, Cuddalore received 20.1 mm. Chennai district received 15mm of rainfall, with Meenambakkam receiving 60mm and Nungambakkam receiving 20mm.
On his Facebook page Tamil Nadu Weather, weather blogger Pradeep John said, “Chennai is in for very heavy rains today (Wednesday) along with Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai and Villupuram today to tomorrow morning. It will be windy too in Chennai. South Chennai and Kancheepuram might see very very heavy rains and extreme rains too.”
He also said that the areas to keep an eye on for are south Chennai, Tambaram, Kancheepuram - Oragadam belt, ECR, OMR, Mahabalipuram, Kalpakkam.