Chennai Rain Crosses January Common in Below a Week; Extra Showers Forecast | The Climate Channel – Articles from The Climate Channel


File photograph of rains in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

(Credit: R Ramesh Shankar/BCCL Chennai)

Constant rainfall in Chennai district has seen cumulative rainfall from January 1-6 touching 30.7 mm. That is extra rainfall than the district receives on common throughout the entire month of January (25.9mm), in accordance with IMD information.

On Sunday evening, Chennai’s Nungambakkam observatory acquired 21 mm rainfall (as much as Monday morning) whereas Meenambakkam recorded 0.7 mm. The district-wide common rain acquired was 5.7 mm. The rain created puddles on the roads, making motion troublesome for pedestrians.

Whereas the 2019 Northeast Monsoon (NEM) season formally ended on December 31, Tamil Nadu has continued to expertise its residual results by means of the primary week of 2020. Between January 1 and 6, 2020, Tamil Nadu as a state recorded a median 4.9mm rainfall versus the traditional 3.5mm. Cuddalore (14.7mm), Kancheepuram (50.2mm), Nilgiris (11.1mm), Tiruvallur (26mm), Vellore (7.6mm), and Virudhunagar (7.3mm) are the opposite subdivisions throughout TN, Karaikal, and Puducherry which have acquired notable extra rains on this time interval.

These January rains observe a fruitful NEM season that noticed the state obtain 453.2mm rainfall between October 1 and December 31 final 12 months, which is barely greater than the 447.4mm common.

The January 2020 rainfall figures throughout Tamil Nadu may enhance additional, as moist situations have been forecast in a number of districts on January 6 and seven.

As per the Regional Met Centre, Krishnagiri, Theni, Thoothukudi, and Pudukkottai are the one 4 districts anticipated to stay dry on Monday. Coimbatore and Tirupur may expertise gentle to reasonable rains (between 2.5mm and 64.4mm), whereas all the opposite districts are more likely to obtain gentle showers (2.5mm-15.5 mm).

These continued rains spell excellent news for the state, contemplating the deficit NEM in 2018 was held partially liable for the extreme water shortage state of affairs in Chennai, which acquired lower than half the rainfall in 2019 than it usually does within the season.


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