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Chennai Rains Update: Vigorous Northeast Monsoon gives heavy rains of 169 mm over city

October 31, 2017 3:39 PM |


After making delayed onset, Northeast Monsoon had finally made an onset on October 28 but with a bang. The Monsoon is presently vigorous over Tamil Nadu, giving torrential rains over the parts of the state including Puducherry.

Chennai rains too intensified during the last 24 hours, with city recording heavy to very rains on Monday. Minambakkam Observatory in Chennai has recorded whopping 169 mm of rain, while Nungambakkam has received 116 mm. Incessant rains have inundated several streets leading to traffic jam and water logging across the city. Schools and colleges have already declared a holiday on Tuesday to avoid any untoward incident.

According to Skymet Weather, the persisting cyclonic circulation over Southwest Bay of Bengal off South Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka has kept the Northeast Monsoon vigorous over the region, resulting in hefty showers.

In fact, weathermen are predicting vigorous Monsoon condition to persist over Tamil Nadu for next 3-4 days. The cyclonic circulation is likely to stay put over its existing place, which will keep strengthening the humid northeasterly winds over Tamil Nadu.  


With this, we can expect moderate to heavy rains will continue to lash Chennai and parts of Tamil Nadu for next 3-4 days. Some spells of very heavy to extremely heavy rains cannot be ruled out during this time. These showers will also be accompanied with moderate to strong winds.  

Check out the live lightning and thunderstorm status across Chennai
Chennai Lightning

Locals are advised not to venture out if not necessary, especially along the coastline.

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