Heaviest 24-hour rainfall since 2015 floods in Chennai

The rains that lashed the town relentlessly since Saturday night time are more likely to proceed as thunderstorms are on the predictions for Sunday as properly.

Nungambakkam has acquired the utmost rainfall of 21.5 cm and Chennai airport 11.3 cm on the finish of a 24-hour interval at 8.30 a.m. on Sunday. Since the 2015 floods, this was the best quantity of rainfall that the town has acquired in a 24-hour interval, specialists stated.


As results of heavy rains, Tiruvallur Collectorate had introduced that 3,000 cubic toes per second was to be opened from Poondi reservoir at 9 a.m.; additionally 1,000 cubic toes per second of water might be launched from Puzhal Lake at 11 a.m., and 500 cubic toes per second from Chembarambakkam Lake at 1.30 p.m. respectively. Warning has been issued for these dwelling in low mendacity areas to vacate their houses.

In the final 9 days, recurrent rainfall had occurred in some elements and a few remoted locations obtained heavy to very heavy rainfall over the coastal and adjoining districts of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal, the Meteorological Department stated.

Several areas in the town have already been going through heavy waterlogging and this may occasionally enhance additional if the rains proceed.

Weather blogger Ok. Srikanth stated that since 2015 this was the best quantity of rainfall the town had acquired in a 24-hour interval. He stated that a lot of the rain occurred put up midnight and there could be intermittent rain all through the day in the town and this may occasionally get heavy at night time and early morning on Monday. If the climate radar in the town had labored, the depth of the spell might be judged extra exactly, he added.

Residents of the town can attain out to the Chennai Corporation at 1913 for all grievances and for flood-related points, they’ll name 04425619206/04425619207/04425619208.

Staff Reporter , 2021-11-07 10:13:43

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