IMD predicts heavy-to-very-heavy rains in TN for next two days

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A high-level inter-ministerial central team visits North Chennai on Saturday to assess the damage caused by the recent floods. Photo: V. Ganesan

The low pressure over Bay of Bengal will bring rains to Tamil Nadu and Puduchery on Saturday, the Regional Meteorological Centre today said, warning of ‘heavy to very heavy rains’ for the two days.

Due to the low pressure over southwest Bay of Bengal rains could be expected at some places in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, the weather office said.

Also read:Chennai floods and the aftermath

There was a possibility of rains in most places in the state and the neighbouring union territory for the next two days with the likelihood of heavy to very heavy rains in some places, it said.

Vedaranyam (Nagapattinam) and Adiramapatinam (Tanjavur) received 3 cm and 2 cm of rainfall, respectively.

Meanwhile, the inter-ministerial Central team which is touring the State to assess the damage caused by rains and flood will submit its report to the Centre within a week, TVSN Prasad, Joint Secretary in the Union Home Ministry, who is leading the team, said.

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Chennai: Still standing tall

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Harrowing experience on Chennai roads. Or as this IT professional would like to tell you,”How my wife almost gave birth in a traffic jam”.

Apart from the flooding and the garbage that swept into houses in the suburbs during the flooding, many localities also had the misfortune to have snakes and leeches swept into the house along with the rest.

Live TV for weather updates? Nah. The unusual flooding led to this smartphone app that lets you to know when it would rain and areas to avoid.

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Magic? We won’t know the reason for this sudden change until proper studies have been done, but researchers have a few theories.

Families made new friends at the Tambaram school, sharing their tales of how the rain damaged whatever little property they had.

It was not just people living in low-level areas who are facing the brunt of nature’s fury, but also policemen and women at Avadi and Muthapudupet.

Chennai1.jpgAdyar swells owing to increased discharge from Chembarambakkam

Maximum outflow was 18,000 cusecs on November 17, resulting in severe damage to residential localities.

Chennai2.jpgTangedco to raise height of junction boxes in Chennai

Several parts of the city, particularly Velachery, Madipakkam, Sholinganallur, Tambaram and Mudichur among others, have been identified for implementing this design.

Chennai3.jpgChennai on verge of rain record.

The weather station in Meenambakkam has already recorded 1144.8 mm this November.

 

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In Pictures: Here’s what Chennai looked like after three days of rain

Chennai has crossed 1,025 mm of rainfall for the month. According to the Meteorological Department, November 1918 was the wettest month as the city received 1088.4 mm of rainfall then.

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