Extraordinarily Heavy Rain to Drench Tamil Nadu on November 11-12; Chennai, Thiruvallur, Ranipet, Kancheepuram, Theni on Alert

File photo: Heavy rain over Chennai, Tamil Nadu (Ramesh Shankar R/TOI, BCCL, Chennai)

File picture: Heavy rain over Chennai, Tamil Nadu

(Ramesh Shankar R/TOI, BCCL, Chennai)

Friday, November 11: Components of Tamil Nadu, together with its capital metropolis Chennai, have been positioned on tough climate alerts for the following 48 hours, because the South Indian state braces for very heavy to extraordinarily heavy rains.

The India Meteorological Division (IMD) has forecast pretty widespread to widespread rains, together with remoted heavy to very heavy showers (64.5 mm-204 mm) throughout Tamil Nadu from Friday to Sunday, November 11-13. Moreover, remoted extraordinarily heavy downpours (204 mm) are anticipated to drench north-coastal Tamil Nadu on Friday and north Tamil Nadu on Saturday.

Given these predictions, the IMD’s regional met centre primarily based in Chennai has issued pink warnings (which means ‘take motion’ to remain protected from excessive climate) over the districts of Thiruvallur, Ranipettai and Kancheepuram on Friday and Nilgiris, Dindigul and Theni on Saturday.

Furthermore, the division has additionally positioned orange alerts (which means ‘be ready’ for tough situations) throughout Chennai, Vellore, Tiruppattar, Thiruvannamalai, Chengalpattu, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Ariyalur, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Thiruvarur and Karaikal on Friday.

Come Saturday, these 12 districts might be joined by Thiruvallur, Ranipettai, Kancheepuram, Vellore, Thiruvallur, Thiruvannamalai, Thiruppur and Coimbatore in being on orange alert.

3-days rainfall accumulation from Friday to Monday morning (TWC Met Team)

3-days rain forecast throughout India from Friday to subsequent Monday morning.

(TWC Met Group)

Together with heavy to very heavy showers, Chennai metropolis and its surrounding areas might also expertise thunderstorms and lighting for the following 48 hours.

In view of those warnings, the Tamil Nadu college schooling division has declared a vacation for faculties and schools in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, Vellore and Ranipet districts on Friday and Saturday.

General, these intense showers might be brought on by a well-marked low-pressure space situated over southwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas of northeast Sri Lanka, together with its related cyclonic circulation. The low may be very prone to transfer northwestwards (in direction of Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coasts) until Saturday, after which transfer west-northwestwards (throughout Tamil Nadu-Puducherry and Kerala) over the weekend.

I​ts presence within the sea will set off squally climate with wind speeds reaching 40-45 kmph, gusting to 55 kmph, throughout the southern states — particularly throughout the Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andhra coasts. The ocean situations may even be tough, which is why the fisherfolk have been suggested in opposition to venturing into the waters throughout this forecast interval.

The system’s impression will stretch throughout Tamil Nadu’s neighbouring states as nicely, with Kerala, south Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema all prone to witness heavy to very heavy precipitation over the following 3-4 days.

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