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Rains to reduce after 24 hours in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

November 14, 2016 12:40 PM |

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During the last 24 hours, many districts in Tamil Nadu have received good rains. In fact, one or two places have also witnessed heavy showers such as Coonoor in Nilgiris District recorded a whopping of 117.2 mm rainfall.

These rains can be attributed to the easterly waves which are prominent over Tamil Nadu Coast. Also, a cyclonic circulation is seen over east-central Arabian Sea and adjoining Coastal Karnataka.

While Chennai observatory remained dry with no rain activity in the last 24 hours, a few areas in the city observed brief light rains.

As per Skymet Weather, scattered rains will continue over Tamil Nadu for the next 24 hours. Thereafter, the rain activity is likely to reduce significantly, however parts of Kerala and Karnataka will continue to observe scattered showers till November 15.

This year, Chennai, as well as, Tamil Nadu have not received any significant rainfall during Northeast Monsoon. Till now, Northeast Monsoon remained subdued and drought like conditions prevailed over Chennai and Tamil Nadu.

For next complete week, no significant increase in rainfall is expected over Tamil Nadu. However, on and off scattered rains will continue over the region, but that typical Northeast Monsoon rain will remain absent from the state.

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