1. Chennai weather forecast: More rains likely in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry over next 24 hrs

Chennai weather forecast: More rains likely in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry over next 24 hrs

Chennai weather forecast: After brief lull, intermittent rains lashed the city and its suburbs today, while the weatherman predicted more showers in Tamil Nadu over the next 24 hours due to a twin weather system, including formation of a new trough off Tamil Nadu coast.

By: | Chennai | Updated: December 8, 2015 8:37 AM
CHENNAI weather

Chennai weather forecast: Security and NDRF personnel during a rescue operation after a heavy bout of rainfall. Hundreds of people were left stranded after unrelenting Chennai rain caused waterlogging across the city. (PTI)

Chennai weather forecast: After a brief lull, intermittent  rains lashed the city and its suburbs today, while the
weatherman predicted more showers in Tamil Nadu over the next 24 hours due to a twin weather system, including formation of a new trough off Tamil Nadu coast.

Rain-battered Cuddalore is likely to get heavy to very heavy showers, Meteorological department said. The city, meanwhile, is limping back to normalcy with ramped up relief efforts and improved transportation and
communication systems.

“A trough of low pressure has formed and lies over South West bay off Tamil Nadu coast,” a Met official told PTI.

Also, yesterday’s low pressure area over Sri Lanka and adjoining Comorin area off South Tamil Nadu coast has moved westward and now lies over Comorin area and its neighbourhood.

“As a result of the two systems, coastal and interior Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will receive rainfall in the next
24-48 hours and some areas like Cuddalore are likely to see heavy to very heavy showers,” he said.

The city, which has been experiencing intermittent rains, would continue to be cloudy and rain or thundershowers are likely, he added.

As a precautionary measure, the state government has declared holidays for schools and colleges tomorrow in the
districts, including Chennai, Kanchipuram and Tiruvallur.

With an improvement in the situation, daytime commercial flights from here began with the first Air India flight to
Port Blair taking off this morning.

The state also ramped up its efforts to quicken relief. Ministers inspected distribution of relief in various areas,
including north Chennai. Medical camps were being held across the city and suburbs.

Apart from medical-checkups, ‘Nilavembu Kudineer’, a prophylactic herbal neem drink that controls all types of
fever associated with body ache, is being given to residents.

As part of the overall efforts to improve supplies of  essential commodities, 11 state-run mobile fresh farm outlets
began sale of vegetables here.

Chennai Corporation said 24,500 sanitation personnel, including 2,000 personnel from other districts were on the
field to clear garbage and tidy up the city.

Two columns of Army personnel have arrived in Cuddalore for relief work, where about 140 villages have been inundated. Allaying the fears of motorists over scarce availability of petrol and diesel, Indian Oil Corporation today said 81 per cent of its outlets were functioning in the city and suburbs with full stocks.

A big chunk of private and public sector banks today functioned to clear the backlog caused by the rains and to
ensure hassle-free dispensation of cash at ATMs. Southern Railway meanwhile announced cancellation of
three intra-state trains due to “operational” reasons.

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, meanwhile, sanctioned Rs 4 lakh solatium to each member of the next of kin of seven
persons, who died in rain-related incidents from December 1-4 in various parts of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai.

To avoid oxygen scarcity, 50,000 litres of medical oxygen has been procured from other states with Health Minister  Vijayabaskar inspecting the arrivals, a state government release said.

Recently, 18 persons died in a private hospital after back up generators were inundated, resulting in snapping of
oxygen and ventilator support.

In Cuddalore district, the water level at Veeranam Reservoir, that also supplies drinking water to Chennai
touched 44 feet out of its total capacity of 45 feet. District Collector S Suresh said people living on banks of  rivers and canals have been shifted to special camps as water level has been rising in Manimuthar and Pennaiyar rivers.

Supply of milk from state-run Aavin has improved, being increased from 10.2 lakh litres to 10.8 lakh litres today.

The state government today said it has constituted 15 monitoring committees to ensure supply of Aavin milk and milk powder to genuine customers and those living in relief camps.

So far, 453 tonnes of milk powder has been distributed to people in relief camps in Chennai, Cuddalore, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts, it said.

Supply of vegetables saw a marked improvement though  prices were on the higher side.

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  1. K
    Dec 8, 2015 at 12:24 pm
    In my opinion Chennai has been ruined by Jaya lalitha govt. Time for central govt to take over and improve the city of lazy potion that Jaya feeds for votes and let's them live idle life. Middle cl working people have no say. Rich pay politicians and have built over lakes thus blocking citys drainage. Now sewage and water remain knee deep and there is no light at the end of tunnel. Filth will bring mosquitoes and disease. No hope left.
    1. K
      kushal kumar
      Dec 10, 2015 at 3:19 am
      This Vedic astrology writer had sought to convey , over a year past on 23rd October 2014 , two crucial spells of time for India in article - " Months of substantial concern for India in next year 2015" - published online at thesop. The second crucial spell of time identified to be November and December of 2015 was conve to be more grim , particularly for places nearby the sea. It was predicted : " Places nearby the sea may also need to take a cue. Mive floods , landslides , earthquake or epidemics or health hazards may visit. Prices of everyday essential use items are likely to shoot up to the level of high concern. Food and other crops may disappoint. Downside trend of economy may pinch one and all. Those at the helm of affairs , both in the Centre and States , may have a tougher time. There is a need to be particularly cautious on the borders because likelihood of conflict or intrusions or even war cannot be ruled out". It seems the alert implied so clearly for Chennai- Tamil Nadu and other coastal States of India may have possibly escaped attention of the concerned , being in online which is an ocean. Note :If winter comes, can spring be far behind. This astrology writer has, some days back , predicted that fury of rain may ease around 11th December to a satisfactory level while, there may be some relief in between.

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