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At 183 mm, flooding Chennai rains break record; second highest in a decade

At 183 mm, flooding Chennai rains break record; second highest in a decade

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At 183 mm, flooding Chennai rains break record; second highest in a decade

Chennai rains have been wreaking havoc for quite some time now. While the city did record three-digit rains of 169 mm three days ago, 41 mm of rainfall was recorded thereafter on both the days. However, it was the last 24 hours which happened to be record breaking for the entire city.

In a span of 24 hours from 8:30 am on Thursday, Nungambakkam observatory in Chennai recorded a whopping 183 mm of rainfall. Along with this, very heavy showers have also been witnessed at the Minambakkam observatory to the tune of 141 mm.

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These rains can be attributed to the presence of a low-pressure area which now lies over Southwest Bay of Bengal off Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka coast. This weather system is expected to make a slow movement in the west-northwestward direction and weaken into a cyclonic circulation.

Check out the live lightning and thunderstorm status across Chennai

Live status of Lightning and thunderstorm across India

Now, during the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rains with moderate lightning strikes over some areas will continue in many parts of Chennai. Flood like situation may arise in some areas of the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu including the city of Chennai.

On and off spells of rain will continue during the next four days. Thereafter, some break can be expected on November 7.

Schools and colleges will remain shut today as well in view of heavy showers. Not only this, IT firms have also been asked by the government to declare holiday and let the residents work from home.

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