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Cuddalore Floods: Moderate to heavy rains to continue

Cuddalore Floods: Moderate to heavy rains to continue

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Updated on December 6, 2015 at 4:00 PM (IST): In the last 24 hours, many parts of Cuddalore recorded moderate to heavy rain showers. Moderate rain showers, with isolated heavy at some places, are likely to continue over Cuddalore for another 36 hours.

The low pressure area over SW Bay, off the Tami Nadu and Sri Lanka coast, will continue to affect the region.

Cuddalore is reeling under flood conditions since more than a week now. Rainfall in the region has been equivalent to Chennai and Puducherry rains.

Updated on December 05, 2015 11:30 AM (IST): After Chennai, its Cuddalore that has been facing wrath of Northeast Monsoon vagaries.

Heavy to very heavy rain continued to lash Cuddalore district on Friday as well. In span of last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Friday, Cuddalore recorded 84 mm of rain.

These showers have further added to the ongoing flood fury in the district, which has recorded whopping 536 mm of rain in just first five days of December.

According to Skymet Meteorology Division in India, heavy to very heavy showers will continue over the district for next 24 to 48 hours as well, particularly over southern parts such as Karaikal and Pamban.

The low pressure area in Southwest Bay of Bengal off the Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka coast will continue to persist and keep affecting weather over Coastal Tamil Nadu, especially central and south coast.

Updated on December 04, 2015 11:05 AM (IST): Cuddalore has been witnessing extremely heavy rainfall since last few days. In just five days, from November 30 to December 4, 2015, the city recorded 503 mm of rain. The conditions are similar to Chennai floods and Puducherry rains.

Cuddalore lies on coastal Tamil Nadu which has been witnessing vigorous weather activity, in terms of excessive rains, since last month. The city is located in central coastal Tamil Nadu, to be precise. This region has been battered by incessant heavy rainfall causing water stagnation and inundation.

While rains in and around Chennai did lose steam in the last 24 hours, Cuddalore continued to receive good rains, recording 87 mm in 24 hours from 8:30 am IST on December 3, 2015. On December 3, Cuddalore received 132.8 mm of rain. On December 2 as well, the city received three-figure rainfall, recording a whopping 134.8 mm.

No significant relief is expected along coastal Tamil Nadu before December 8. Patchy rainfall of varying intensity is likely to continue over the region. Thus water levels in Cuddalore may take some time before receding completely. Repeated spells will slow down rescue and relief operations in the region.

Cuddalore’s sufferings have not reached the masses as the focus remains on Chennai floods. Puducherry also continues to reel under flood conditions and is in dire need of volunteers and rescue squads. With relief ops in the region gaining momentum, more help will surely reach Cuddalore in some time.

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