According to forecast, heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal for the next four days until December 1.

news Rains Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 10:22

On Monday, a press briefing from Chennai’s Regional Meteorological Centre observed that Chennai had recorded 37% deficit in rainfall from the Northeast monsoon which began on October 1. But the heavy rains that lashed parts of the city on Thursday morning has now given hope to its residents. Owing to heavy rains, Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority (TN SDMA) has announced holiday for schools and colleges in Kancheepuram district on Thursday.

The latest bulletin from Regional Met for the city predicts light to moderate rains likely in some parts of Chennai. For the next 48 hours, the sky condition is likely to be generally cloudy with maximum and minimum temperatures around 31 and 25 deg Celsius respectively. Thunderstorm with lightning is likely to occur at isolated places over Tamil Nadu on Thursday and Friday.

According to forecast, heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal for the next four days until December 1.

According to TN SDMA’s rainfall report for October 27 (Wednesday) Kancheepuram has recorded 206.2 mm of rainfall while Cuddalore surpasses this number at 253.7 mm of rainfall. Chennai had recorded 10 mm of rainfall on the same day.

Welcoming the morning shower, Tamil Nadu’s popular weather blogger Pradeep John added that more rains are expected in the state for the next few days. “Would you believe just the easterlies created those massive rainfall. This is not the peak rains, KTC and TN has very good probability of heavy rains till December 2/3rd after which dry air moves in for a break (sic),” he wrote.

Based on the rainfall observations put out by TN Weatherman, the minimum amount of rainfall recorded on Thursday in Kancheepuram-Thiruvallur-Chennai belt was 15 mm. Tambaram has come first recording 146 mm of rain on Thursday morning.