Tamil Nadu In for Very Heavy Rains from October 20-22; Theni, Dindigul and Kanyakumari on Orange Alert | The Climate Channel – Articles from The Climate Channel


Dark rain clouds loom over Chennai, Tamil Nadu. (L R Shankar/BCCL Chennai)

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(L R Shankar/BCCL Chennai)

Wednesday, October 20: After a two-day respite from the incessant rains, Tamil Nadu is about to expertise heavy showers as soon as once more for the upcoming two to 3 days, beginning Wednesday, October 20.

In response to the India Meteorological Division (IMD), an easterly wave is about to hit the south peninsular India, leading to pretty widespread to widespread rainfall with remoted heavy falls over Tamil Nadu from Wednesday to Saturday, October 20-23.

Its neighbouring states and territories, viz. Kerala, Mahe, Puducherry, Karaikal and Karnataka, can even expertise related climate situations on this timeframe.

Additional, on the twentieth and twenty first of October, remoted elements of Tamil Nadu could get particularly bombarded by extraordinarily heavy rains.

As per the IMD’s regional met centre in Chennai, the districts of Theni, Dindigul, Tenkasi, Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari shall be in for remoted heavy to very heavy showers on October 20 and 21. Accordingly, they’ve been positioned underneath an orange alert, which urges residents to ‘be ready’ for tough climate.

Chennai, the state capital, could expertise solely reasonable rainfall from October 20 onwards, and has subsequently been given the inexperienced flag so far as tough situations are involved.

The Climate Channel’s 10-day forecast signifies that the potential of rains in Chennai will rise to 57% on Wednesday, however dip to 24% from Friday onward. Rains will decide up once more subsequent week, from October 27, with the chance of rainfall touching 53%.

As for the mercury ranges, the daytime temperatures are anticipated to stay near the 30°C mark and fall to 27°C at evening.

In the previous couple of days, perpetual rains have lashed Tamil Nadu, leading to flash floods in Courtallam waterfall within the Tenkasi district and Chinna Suruli waterfalls within the Theni district. Nevertheless, on Monday and Tuesday, the state witnessed a close to dry spell.

In the meantime, for the reason that starting of the post-monsoon season on October 1, the rainfall accumulation all through Tamil Nadu has been greater than standard. The state has collectively recorded 148.5 mm rainfall between October 1-19—52% greater than its long-term common for this era (97.9 mm).


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