Heavy rain, thunderstorms predicted for Chennai and adjoining districts over next 24hrs

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    Heavy rain, thunderstorms forecasted for Chennai and adjoining districts over next 24 hrs.

    According to a meteorological department official, these rains are being cause by an upper atmospheric blood circulation.


    A motorcyclist braves heavy rain in Chennai.

    A motorcyclist braves heavy rain in Chennai. (Picture: IANS)

    Upgraded: Jan 5, 2021, 04: 46 PM IST

    In what has actually been an unusual weather condition pattern for January, heavy to moderate rains have been lashing Chennai and adjacent districts of Kanchipuram, Tiruvallur and Chengalpattu considering that the wee hours of Tuesday (January 5). Private weather condition blog writers approximate that over the last 24 hours, there has actually been 14 cms of rains, which is a lot more than what the city gets in the very first six months of the year. “Today’s rain is above month-to-month average for all months other than October and November” a blogger had actually explained.

    Popular weather blog writers have actually been explaining the possibility of rains over the last couple of days, nevertheless, the state-run Meteorological department has actually failed to predict anything beyond cloudy skies. The latest upgrade from the Meteorological department has actually forecasted heavy rain with thunderstorms for the next 24 hours over isolated places in Chennai, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu, Tiruvallur, Villupuram, Puducherry, Ranipettai and Tiruvannamalai. According to a meteorological department authorities, these rains are being cause by an upper climatic circulation. However, no warning has been provided for anglers who are venturing out to seas.

    Currently, the total storage of five tanks that supply water to Chennai is at 10,986 mcft, against a capability of 11,757 mcft. Reservoirs maintaining nearly 93.4% storage ahead of an impending summer season is reassuring news for the drought-prone Southern metropolis. Thinking about the heavy rains in Chennai and suburbs, the authorities have actually likewise begun releasing very little amounts of water from the Chembarambakkam and Red Hills tanks, as is custom-made when they near their maximum capability.

    ” In the first phase, 500 cusecs of surplus water will be launched from Chembarambakkam tank,” a main release here stated.

    Authorities advised individuals living close to the banks of Adyar River and other channels that bring the surplus water from the tank to not get near to the river or other water bodies and stay at safe locations. The flood gates of sprawling reservoir were opened on November 25 for the very first time in 5 years following heavy rains then ahead of Nivar cyclone brought in copious inflows under the impact of the North East Monsoon.

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