Monday will likely see heavy rainfall at isolated places over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Rains lash Chennai expected to continue for three more daysFile image
news Weather Monday, July 22, 2019 - 08:53

In welcome news for the city, Chennai is likely to receive rainfall for three more days after the rainfall it received on Sunday. The showers are expected on account of the cyclonic circulation over south coastal Tamil Nadu and neighbourhood which persists at 5.8 km above mean sea level. 

“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,” said the Regional Meteorological Centre’s forecast for Monday and Tuesday. 

Heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over North Tamil Nadu and Puducherry area on Monday.

According to a report in the Times of India, 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. City-based weather blogger Pradeep John who runs the popular Facebook page Tamil Nadu Weatherman noted that Sunday's weather is expected to continue. “Monsoonish drizzles to continue in KTCC from the stratiform clouds. Very good spell of rains in and around South Chennai region. The coastal places got severe intense rains. Today this ooty like weather will continue throughout the day with breaks, occasional drizzles and light rains. Rains in KTCC will again pick up at evening or night or tomorrow morning,” he wrote.

“Strong wind convergence in the lower level Westerlies are taking place over Kerala & adjoining areas of Karnataka and Tamilnadu at present. This feature is likely to continue for the next 2 days causing widespread rainfall with scattered heavy to very heavy & isolated extremely heavy falls over Kerala & Mahe and Coastal Karnataka during the same period,” noted the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). 

Monday will likely see heavy rainfall at isolated places over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Rough to very rough sea conditions may also be expected.

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.

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