No respite for Chennai as new Bay system gathers pace

IMD points crimson, orange alerts for November 10, 11; Extremely heavy rains potential in Chennai and neighbourhood

For the second day, many elements of Chennai have been inundated as intermittent showers continued by way of Monday. However, the water degree had receded at a number of areas that had reported extreme inundation on Sunday.

However, town and its neighbouring districts are prone to face extra days of intense rains. With a recent climate system brewing within the Bay of Bengal, the Meteorological division has issued crimson and orange alerts notably for coastal and adjoining inside districts on November 10 and 11 respectively.

Chief Minister M.Ok. Stalin continued to examine numerous waterlogged areas within the metropolis, together with Mullai Nagar in Perambur, and Annai Sathya Nagar, for the second consecutive day. He distributed reduction supplies to residents in Royapuram and Mahakavi Bharathiyar Nagar and likewise instructed officers to take swift motion to clear waterlogging.

Most of the principle roads in south Chennai have been clear as the water drained step by step. However, residents of many elements of central and north Chennai struggled with water-logging for the second day. Pulianthope, Kodambakkam and T. Nagar have been among the many worst-affected areas. Several localities additionally needed to grapple with lengthy energy outages as a result of incessant rains.

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According to the Greater Chennai Corporation, water had receded at 50% of the 377 areas that reported flooding on Sunday. The civic physique has allotted ₹4 crore for further equipment to mitigate flooding and opened extra traces for its helpline 1913. Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi visited flooded areas such as T. Nagar and Mambalam canal.

While town remains to be grappling with inundation from the prevailing cyclonic circulation , a new low strain space is prone to develop over the southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood round November 9 (Tuesday). It is prone to focus right into a melancholy and attain close to the north TN coast by the morning of November 11.

Slideshow: Chennai receives heavy rainfall, waterlogging in some elements of town

According to Indian Meteorological Department bulletin, heavy to very heavy rain is prone to happen at remoted locations over Tirunelveli, Thenkasi, Theni, Dindigul, Nilgiris and Coimbatore districts on Tuesday. As the new climate system strikes nearer, heavy rains might cowl extra districts and very heavy rain spells of over 20 cm might happen in a single or two locations of districts such as Cuddalore and Ariyalur and Puducherry on Wednesday.

Chennai and its neighbouring districts can anticipate torrential downpours on Thursday together with a number of different districts which are prone to get heavy to very heavy rains.

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Water discharge from town’s reservoirs have been maintained as extra influx is anticipated this week.

During the previous 24 hours ending 8.30 a.m. on Monday, Perambur in Chennai acquired 14 cm, the best quantity of rainfall for the day. During the day, rains pounded Puducherry too and it recorded heavy rains of 8 cm until 6 p.m.

S. Balachandran, Deputy Director General of Meteorology, Chennai, mentioned the State has acquired practically 35 cm of rainfall, which is 43% extra for the season. Though there are practically two extra months of the monsoons to go, Chennai’s rainfall has already crossed its yearly common of 140 cm.


Extremely heavy rains of 23 cm recorded in Chennai on Sunday was second highest rainfall acquired on this decade. Earlier, town had registered the best of 25 cm on November 16, 2015.

“The network of radars including in Karaikal, Pallikaranai and Tiruvandrum are being operated for weather monitoring. The radar in Rajaji Salai is in working condition and is being used with limitations,” Mr Balachandran added.

Special Correspondent , 2021-11-09 06:41:41

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