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November 15, 2017 10:20 AM |



Updated on Nov 15, 2017 at 10:20 AM: As predicted by Skymet Weather, only light rain occurred over Chennai. In the last 24 hours from 8.30 AM on Tuesday, Nungambakkam observatory of Chennai recorded 7 mm rain, Minambakkam 2 mm of rain. As per weathermen, scattered light rains are in the forecast across Chennai.

Updated on Nov 14, 2017 at 04:30 PM: Now Chennai rains will reduce significantly. The low-pressure area is moving towards Andhra Pradesh. Only isolated light rains are possible over Chennai.

Updated on Nov 14, 2017 at 02:50 PM: Rains have stopped over Chennai presently. It may once again start during late evening and night hours.

Updated on Nov 14, 2017 at 01:00 PM: Chennai has witnessed 6 mm of rain in the past 4.5 hours. Light rains and drizzle are occurring over Chennai.

Updated on Nov 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM: Light rain and drizzle are going on over Chennai. From the last 2.5 hours, the city has recorded 3 mm of rain.

Updated on Nov 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM: Minambakkam observatory in Chennai has recorded 16 mm of rain, Nungambakkam observatory 30 mm, Madurai 13 mm, Pamban 62 mm, Salem 3 mm Puducherry 1 mm in the last 24 hours. A well-marked low-pressure area has moved in a northerly direction and now lies over West Central Bay of Bengal near South Andhra coast. During last, 24 hours moderate rain. As the weather system is moving a northerly direction away from Tamil Nadu coast.

Therefore we expect one or two moderate spells of rain over many parts of Chennai today. Gradually intensity of rains will further decrease and by November 15 we expect only light rain or drizzle over Chennai. Thereafter weather will remain partly cloudy to cloudy and isolated light rain may continue. 

Updated on Nov 14, 2017 at 08:00 AM: Light rains are going on over Chennai. Rain to the tune of 30 mm has been recorded until now across the city. Moderate to heavy showers are in forecast for the next few hours.

Updated on Nov 14, 2017 at 07:30 AM: In the last 23 hours Chennai has witnessed 29 mm of rains. A big CB cloud patch is moving inside and hence an intense spell of rain is likely over Chennai during the next few hours. Significant decrease in rainfall activity is likely by tomorrow.

Updated on Nov 14, 2017 at 07:00 AM: Chennai city has witnessed heavy showers during mid-night. However, the schools are likely to open as per authorities.

Updated on Nov 13, 2017 at 07:20 PM: In the last 11 hours, Chennai has witnessed 8 mm of rain. Light rain is going on over the city. It is anticipated that the intensity of rains will increase over the city gradually. Moderate to heavy showers are expected during night hours.

Updated on Nov 13, 2017 at 04:20 PM: In the last 8 hours Chennai has witnessed 5 mm of rain. Rain intensity is likely to pick up the pace by evening and night hours.

Updated on Nov 13, 2017 at 02:00 PM: The low-pressure area over Southwest  Bay of Bengal has intensified into a well-marked low-pressure area. This weather system will now move north-northeasterly direction. Chennai may receive few heavy spells of rain tonight and tomorrow. By November 15 rain intensity over Chennai but scattered light rain will continue thereafter also. One or two short spells intense rains, particularly over northern parts of Chennai, is possible during the next three to fours.

Updated on Nov 13, 2017 at 12:40 AM: In the last 4 hours, Chennai has witnessed 1 mm of rain only. Until late evening drizzle and light rains will occur. Rain will pick up the pace from late evening and night hours.

Updated on Nov 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM: For the next 3 to 4 hours drizzle and light rains will occur over Chennai. The intensity of rain is likely to increase during late evening and night hours. Moderate to heavy rainfall activity is likely to continue until November 14, thereafter the rain intensity will reduce over the region but light rains will continue.

Updated on Nov 13, 2017 at 09:30 AM: As per weathermen at Skymet Weather, light rains will continue during the next 2 to 3 hours. Rains will pick up pace only by late evening.

Updated on Nov 13. 2017 at 08:30 AM: In a span of 24 hours from 8:30 am on Sunday, Nungambakkam observatory in Chennai has recorded a whopping 66 mm of rain while Minambakkam observatory witnessed 25 mm of rainfall.

Updated on Nov 13, 2017 at 08:00 AM: In view of heavy rains over Chennai, schools have been declared closed today in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Trivallur.

Updated on Nov 13, 2017 at 07:30 AM: Chennai rains have once again picked up pace and the city has recorded heavy rains during last night.

Updated at 11:45 PM on 12/11/2017:

Chennai rains are increasing in the late night hours as stated by Skymet Weather. One or two short spell of heavy rain and thundershowers are expected in the next two hours over the city. At present, clouding has increased over the area.

Read the full story here: Chennai Rains Expected To Intensify, Heavy Showers Possible

Updated at 06:18 PM on 12/11/2017:

Chennai rains are all set to make comeback during the next 24 hours. After battering Chennai with heavy rains with some isolated very heavy rains till November 6, weather had gone dry over the state capital. But now weather models are indicating towards the return of rains.

All thanks to the formation of a fresh low pressure area over Bay of Bengal. The system will gradually move closer to the Tamil Nadu coast, increasing rains over the coastal areas as well as Chennai.

Let us have a look at the rainfall forecast over Chennai and adjoining areas of Tamil Nadu during the coming days.

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