Cyclone Nada, season’s second cyclonic storm formed in the Southwest Bay of Bengal. While the first cyclonic storm Kyant was a little too far away to give good rains over parts of Tamil Nadu, Nada has developed quite close to the state of Tamil Nadu. The system is expected to cross Tamil Nadu coast during the next few hours.
This cyclonic storm has given good rains over parts of Tamil Nadu including Chennai.
Take a look at the 10 latest developments on Cyclone Nada and Chennai Rains:
Cyclone Nada had formed in the Southwest Bay of Bengal yesterday and since then has been moving towards the Indian Coast.
The depression crossed the Tamil Nadu coast and has now weakened into a low pressure area and is over Kerala now. However, the system will continue to give rains over Tamil Nadu and Chennai.
During the last 24 hours, Minambakkam observatory in Chennai had managed to receive 70 mm of rain. The city only received 50 mm of rain during the entire month of November.
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As per weather experts, Nada had weakened way before reaching the Tamil Nadu coast. While crossing the coast near Nagapattinam, the system was a depression.
Heavy rains were recorded in several parts of Tamil Nadu, all thanks to Nada. Good rains were witnessed in both interior and coastal areas.
The Nungambakkam observatory received 27 mm of rain, thus the city has surpassed the 50 mm rainfall mark in just three days of December.
The weather system has left a lot of moisture which is why light rains are expected over Kerala and other parts of Peninsular India during the next 24 hours.
Light to moderate rains have occurred over Kerala, Coastal Andhra Pradesh as well as parts of Karnataka including Bengaluru during the last 24 hours.
Another system is brewing in the Bay of Bengal which is expected to intensify into a low-pressure area and subsequently into a depression.
Cyclone Nada was a welcoming gift for people of Tamil Nadu who hadn't witnessed good rains for quite some time.
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