Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Chennai to get more rain, but intensity will come down

Chennai to get more rain, but intensity will come down

Heavy rains started lashing out Tamil Nadu's Nungambakkam, Meenambakkam and other coastal regions Sunday evening (November 12).

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Saturday said his government has asked for relief fund from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to curb the issue of water logging caused due to heavy rainfall in Chennai. "Considering the students' welfare, schools will be closed on Monday", said Chennai District Collector V Anbuselvan.

S Balachandran, Director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, Meteorological department, said that low pressure is perfectly placed over southwest Bay of Bengal near Sri Lanka with associated cyclonic circulation extending upto 5.8 km above mean sea level, reported The New Indian Express.

With more than 5cm rain poured in the metropolis in 24 hours, number of the residents raising their woes in monsoon control room, functioning in Greater Chennai Corporation's Ripon buildings, is on a sharp rise. During the past day, moderate rain occurred over Chennai and nearby coastal areas. Chennai, however, has recorded excess rainfall, receiving 68cm against the normal of 41cm.

The second spell of NE monsoon rains that began on Sunday night in Chennai and its suburbs brought with it usual problems of waterlogging in low-lying areas, stagnation in roads and power fluctuations in several parts of the city.

However, he said, "Today there is no water logging in Chennai due to the speedy work of ministers and officials". The figures were recorded on late Sunday night. Chennai has already surpassed its monthly average rainfall in the first 14 days of the month itself.

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