CHENNAI: Weighty rains nowadays lashed areas of Tamil Nadu, such as Chennai, and neighbouring Puducherry, disrupting flight movement and leaving a number of regions inundated.
The photo seems to be no greater for tomorrow with the weather place of work forecasting hefty to really weighty rainfall for Tamil Nadu, especially more than the northern districts of Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram.
It also forecast large rains for Puducherry.
“The trough of minimal pressure now lies more than Southwest Bay adjoining Sri Lanka off Tamil Nadu,” officials at the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) informed PTI.
Under its influence, prevalent rains are expected throughout the state on Wednesday, with the probability of “scattered hefty to isolated extremely large rainfall in excess of coastal districts,” they explained.
The climate office forecast “isolated very weighty rainfall” for Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur which have been previously been facing the brunt of the northeast monsoon given that very last thirty day period.
A holiday has been declared today for academic institutions in these districts, which have been experiencing hefty downpour, officers stated.
In Chennai, business office-goers found it difficult to make it to their workplaces on time with the incessant rains ensuing in drinking water-logging in several places. A lot of of them opted to journey by condition government buses, suburban practice solutions and Metro Rail.
Most roads were left in a broken point out, with motorists obtaining it difficult to negotiate potholes.
At Adyar, a element of the street near the Madhya Kailash intersection experienced caved in yesterday, prompting authorities to redirect targeted traffic on the active stretch.
Flight operations also took a hit thanks to the inclement weather conditions. Airport officials said one particular flight, which still left Colombo this morning, returned.
Puducherry, which was pounded by rains because very last evening recorded 15.two cm rain in the last 24 several hours ending 0830 nowadays, disrupting regular lifestyle. A vacation was declared these days for instructional institutions.
In the meantime, Chennai Collector E Sundaravalli explained there was a possibility of increasing discharge of surplus drinking water from Chembarambakkam lake, a important reservoir which addresses city’s ingesting drinking water necessity, into Adyar river.
With the discharge likely to go up to 7200 cusecs from the existing 5000 cusecs, she questioned inhabitants dwelling together the banking companies of Adyar river to transfer to safer areas.
The drinking water level in the lake was 83.48 ft as against the total degree of 85.fifty ft.
The mixed storage capacity of the four reservoirs addressing Chennai’s h2o wants stood at 9271 mcft as towards the total capability of 11057 mcft. The storage on December 1 very last yr was 2859 mc ft, Chennai Metro Water Provide and Sewerage Board mentioned.
Parangipettai (Cuddalore) and Marakkanam (Villupuram) gained 16 and fifteen cm rainfall in the 24 several hours ending 0830 hrs these days.
Regular life was thrown out of gear in Puducherry which was pounded by rains previous evening, officials said.
This is the very first time that weighty rains battered the Union Territory right after close to a 10 years.