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Depression to cross Coast around Chennai, heavy rains likely today as well

November 11, 2021 2:29 PM |

The depression that formed in the Bay of Bengal, is now moving towards Tamil Nadu, it will cross the coast around Chennai by this evening resulting in some more rains for the city of Chennai as well as other parts of Tamil Nadu.

The system has resulted in heavy to very heavy rains over the city of Chennai and its adjoining areas. In fact, Nungambakkam Observatory has received 157 mm of rain and Meenambakkam has received 144 mm of rain in the last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Wednesday.

At the time when the depression will cross the Tamil Nadu coast, the wind speed is likely to be 40 to 50 km and 60 km high. There is a possibility of heavy to very heavy rains in districts like Kakinada and Krishna. At present, there is water logging and flood like situation in many areas of Chennai, and the situation may worsen, due to which it is better to stay at home and not venture out. Rainfall activity is expected to continue until today.

The situation will improve from tomorrow afternoon on November 12  If the speed of the winds start decreasing and the rain will also reduce, then only can the rescue operations can start.

Chennai has so far received about 650 mm of rainfall, while the average rainfall ratio for the month of November is only 374.4 mm, which means that the city has already seen almost double the rains in just 11 days of the month.

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