Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Heavy rain likely in Chennai and neighbouring districts for two days

Heavy rain likely in Chennai and neighbouring districts for two days

The schools in three districts of Tamil Nadu remained shut on Monday due to heavy rains. However, while water logging cleared in Chennai's main city area the next day itself, several low-lying areas remained inundated for a week. Meenambakkam has received 137 cm of rain against the yearly average of 138 cm.The low pressure area over the southwest Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood has become well-marked and an associated cyclonic circulation along with it persists , As Reported By Hindu.

The regional MeT department has warned of heavy rains in isolated areas in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts.

"It has been raining continuously in Chennai due to the northeast monsoon". For the next 24 hours, the sky condition in Chennai is likely to be cloudy.

He also said that monsoon has just started here and will last till December. Chennai, however, has recorded excess rainfall, receiving 68cm against the normal of 41cm.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami, who reveiwed the flood preparedness on Sunday, claimed that the state was prepared to fight natural clamity, "There's no water-logging in Chennai now". According to a report by NDTV, he said, "There's no water-logging in Chennai now". The figures were recorded on late Sunday night.

"With the Regional Meteorological Department (RMC) warning Chennai and its neighbouring districts of heavy rainfall for a couple of days, the control room and other civic body officials are kept at high alert", a senior Chennai corporation official said.

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