Potential Cyclone Over Arabian Sea Drenches Tamil Nadu Districts Together with Chennai | The Climate Channel – Articles from The Climate Channel


Heavy rains lash Chennai on Wednesday, October 30.

(B A Raju / BCCL, Chennai)

The pull impact from the low-pressure space over the Arabian Sea, which intensified right into a melancholy on Wednesday, has drenched Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. With 24-hour rainfall accumulation until Wednesday morning reaching as much as 190 mm, heavy rains affected day by day life throughout Tamil Nadu.

Forecasts counsel that very heavy rains are more likely to proceed at the least until Thursday morning. The India Meteorological Division (IMD) forecasts that the melancholy is predicted to strengthen additional right into a cyclonic storm inside the subsequent 72 hours. Accordingly, the regional met centre has issued orange alert throughout Tamil Nadu for Wednesday to ‘be ready’, and a yellow look ahead to Thursday to ‘be up to date’.

Northeast monsoon has to this point been regular throughout Tamil Nadu with 196 mm rainfall within the first 30 days of October as towards the conventional of 172 mm. On Wednesday alone, the state obtained a mean of 36 mm rainfall with Tiruvallur district recording the utmost of 72 mm. Thiruthani and R Okay Pet in Tiruvallur district obtained a whopping 190 mm and 140 mm rainfall respectively on Tuesday, whereas Chennai obtained 41.4 mm.

Rains close to Velachery in Chennai on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

(R Ramesh Shankar / BCCL, Chennai)

Because the low-pressure space beneficial properties power off the west coast, it pulls robust winds from the Bay of Bengal. Whereas the easterly and southeasterly winds activate an off-shore trough, ample incoming moisture from the Bay of Bengal brings heavy rainfall to the coastal districts of Tamil Nadu. The Climate Channel met crew forecasts that as much as 200 mm of rain in remoted areas is feasible until Thursday.

The IMD additionally forecasts heavy to very heavy rainfall over Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. The districts beneath orange alert embrace Tiruvarur, Thanjavur, Pudukkottai, Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Theni, Dindigul, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Tirunelveli, Sivaganga, Ramanathapuram, Toothukudi and Kanyakumari. Different districts together with Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Nagapattinam, Vellore and Trichy are additionally put beneath a yellow look ahead to Wednesday.

Chennai obtained 41 mm rainfall on Tuesday, whereas the monitoring station at Meenambakkam recorded 56 mm rainfall. Nevertheless, the temperatures remained 33°C—three notches above regular. Related circumstances with usually cloudy sky with intermittent rains are more likely to proceed within the metropolis throughout the subsequent few days. Chennai has obtained 264 mm rainfall from October 1 to 30 as towards the conventional of 251 mm.


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