Chennai Weather Live Updates: Heavy rains likely in some places districts of Tamil Nadu

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Chennai Weather Live Updates: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur in parts of coastal districts in north Tamil Nadu and interior districts and neighbouring Puducherry on Friday. However, the sky condition in Chennai is likely to be cloudy and it would receive intermittent spells of rain.

In Chennai, the sky condition is likely to be cloudy and it would receive intermittent spells of rain.In Chennai, the sky condition is likely to be cloudy and it would receive intermittent spells of rain.

Chennai Weather Live Updates: The low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal has weakened but rains are expected to continue in several parts of Tamil Nadu on Friday. Cyclone Warning Centre Director S Balachandran informed that the low-pressure area was lying over interior parts of the southern state and was likely to weaken further while moving in the north-west direction. Due to this, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur in parts of coastal districts in north Tamil Nadu and interior districts and neighbouring Puducherry on Friday. However, the sky condition in Chennai is likely to be cloudy and it would receive intermittent spells of rain.

In the light of heavy rains, the Chennai district administration declared a holiday for schools and colleges on Thursday. Also, educational institutions in Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur districts have been asked to remain shut. Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Villupuram were among the districts that experienced heavy rainfall. The sudden change in weather in the state comes close on the heels of cyclone Gaja that claimed nearly 45 lives and caused destruction and damage to public property.

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22:41 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Central team in Tamil Nadu

A five-member central team arrived in Chennai today for an on-the-spot assessment of the damage caused by cyclone Gaja that lashed the Tamil Nadu coast on November 16. The team is led by a senior official in the Union Home Ministry Daniel E Richard, reports PTI.

21:32 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Cyclone crossed Tamil Nadu coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam on November 16

The cyclone crossed Tamil Nadu coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam on November 16. It claimed 63 lives, leading to trail of destruction that severely affected farming, fishing and power sectors. The districts of Thanjavur, Tiruvarur and Pudukottai were worst suffererers, PTI said.

20:55 (IST)23 Nov 2018
VCK leader Thol Thirumalavan presents a cheque of Rs 10 lakh to CM for cyclone relief

VCK leader Thol Thirumalavan met the Chief Minister and presented a cheque for Rs 10 lakhFOR cyclone relief. actor Vivek and representatives from Ramco Group and the Velammal Educational Trust also met Palaniswami and handed over contributions for the relief work, an official press release said today.

20:52 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Provide tarpaulin for houses hit by cyclone: CM K Palaniswami tells collectors

State Chief Minister K Palaniswami has asked collectors in the districts to provide tarpaulin to the cyclone-affected people. In a statement, he said he had received requests for the tarpaulins to cover the roofs of houses damaged by the cyclone Gaja and accompanying rains. He said the sheets could be procured with the assistance from the Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund and distributed through the Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation, PTI reports.

19:50 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Thunderstorm with lightning likely in south coastal Tamil Nadu

Heavy rain is likely in isolated places in Tamil Nadu districts of of Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli, Ramanathapuram, Sivagangai, Virudhunagar, Pudukottai, Ariyalur, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur and Thanjavur, and neighbouring Puducherry, director of Area Cyclone Warning Centre S Balachandran told PTI. Thunderstorm with lightning is also likely in south coastal Tamil Nadu, a bulletin said, the agency added.

19:17 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Heavy rain likely in southern districts

Some places in southern districts of Tamil Nadu may get heavy rainfall, even as Chennai may see cloudy skies and light rain in the next 24 hours, a Met official said today.

17:47 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Light rain is likely to occur in some areas in next 24 hours

The sky condition is likely to be generally in next 24 hours. cloudy. Light rain is likely to occur in some areas. Maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 31 and 25 degree Celsius respectively, says PTI.

16:20 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Northeast monsoon active in Tamil Nadu

There have been reports of downpour at many places over Tamil Nadu, few places over Kerala, Lakshadweep, Rayalaseema, Southeren Karnataka, and some places Coastal Andhra Pradesh. Dry weather wer reported from Telangana, Coastal and North interior Karnataka, PTI reported .

15:24 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Stalin not satisfied with relief work in cyclone hit areas

DMK President MK Stalin today alleged that the relief activity was "not satisfactory" in the Cauvery delta areas were were destoyed by Cyclone Gaja recently. He demanded that Chief Minister K Palaniswami convene a meeting of stakeholders from the region to take the relief activities in an effective manner. He also said that CM must stay put in the delta region to oversee the relief work, reports PTI.

14:57 (IST)23 Nov 2018
IMD forecast for Chennai

For the next 24 hours, the sky condition is likely to be cloudy and light rain is likely to occur in some areas of Chennai. Maximum temperature is likely to be around 31 and minimum 25 degree Celsius In the next 48 hours, the maximum temperatures could go up to 35.

14:41 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Heavy Rainfall Warning

The Met department has predicted heavy rain at isolated places over Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli, Ramanathapuram, Sivagangai, Virudhunagar, Ariyalur, Pudukottai, Tiruvarur and Thanjavur districts of Tamil Nadu and Chittoor, Nellore districts of Andhra Pradesh.

13:40 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Rainfall reported in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Lakshadweep

Light rainfall occurred at some places over Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Lakshadweep, South interior Karnataka, Rayalaseema and over Coastal Andhra Pradesh. Dry weather prevailed over Telangana and coastal Karnataka.

13:21 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Why CAG blamed Tamil Nadu govt for 2015 floods

The CAG in its report found that the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority had failed to check large-scale constructions along waterways, which choked waterways and altered land uses in metropolitan area. It said that allowing conversion of agricultural land without state approval and unauthorised conversion of water bodies, non-urban space for various other purposes resulted in drastic changes in land use and thereby contributed to the floods.

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12:50 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Light to moderate rainfall in Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu

According to SkymetWeather, light to moderate rainfall will be experienced in the next 24 hours at some places over Goa, Coastal Karnataka, South interior of Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep Islands.

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12:10 (IST)23 Nov 2018
What causes urban flooding the world over

There are multiple factors that contribute to urban flooding. Among the few key factors are unplanned construction in low-lying areas, solid waste in urban drainage channels, and increased rainfall due to changing climatic patterns. These are some of the identified common causes of urban flooding the world over.

11:30 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Major takeaway from past floods

IIT-Bomaby Professor Kapil Gupta writes that the major takeaway is that no city is safe from flood disasters. Heavy rainfall can occur in any city any time. He says that city authorities and residents should identify flood-prone areas and be prepared to tackle flooding. According to him, people should ensure that when heavy rainfall occurs, adequate drainage systems are in place and these are unclogged so that flooding does not occur in the vulnerable areas.

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10:28 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Cities more prone to urban flooding!

According to IIT-Bomaby Professor Kapil Gupta, all cities are vulnerable to flooding as most of them have now reached a saturation point in terms of population growth and accommodation. Due to this, all the developmental activities have now shifted to low-lying areas and areas next to the riverbanks. Thunderstorms and heavy rainfall can occur anywhere. So, whenever a city experiences a large amount of rainfall within a short time, there are chances it gets flooded.

09:52 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Some of the recent floods in big cities 

Earlier this year, Kerala was hit by severe floods due to unusually high rainfall during the monsoon season. It was the worst flood in Kerala in nearly a century. In 2015, Chennai faced its worst floods after incessant rainfall generated by the annual northeast monsoon. A year later, Gurugram, Bengaluru and Hyderabad witnessed severe disruptions due to heavy rainfall. 

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09:25 (IST)23 Nov 2018
What causes urban flooding?

IIT-Bomaby Professor Kapil Gupta writes that urban flooding is caused by three main factors – meteorological, hydrological and human factors. According to him, meteorological factors include heavy rainfall, cyclonic storms and thunderstorms, while hydrological factors include presence or absence of overbank flow channel networks and occurrence of high tides impeding the drainage in coastal cities.

Human factors include land use changes, surface sealing due to urbanisation, obstruction of flood flows, urban heat island effect which increases the rainfall in and around urban areas. He also says that the indiscriminate disposal of solid waste into water channels is a major impediment to water flow during the monsoon season.

09:18 (IST)23 Nov 2018
What people should do in case of flood warning!

According to Kapil Gupta, IIT-Bomaby Professor, affected people should immediately evacuate to an identified evacuation centre. If such a centre does not exist, they should go to their neighbours staying at higher levels. The people should take their important documents and valuables in a water-proof bag, which they should have packed beforehand.

09:02 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Rainfall observed in Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema and Tamilnadu 

Rain/thundershowers were observed at a few places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, Tamilnadu and Puducherry. Among the places that received rainfall on Thursday were: Vellore, Tiruttani, Nellore, Tirupathi, Arogyavaram, Udhagamandalam and Punalur.

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08:55 (IST)23 Nov 2018
IMD releases fresh weather warning

In its fresh warning, the India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rain at isolated places over Tamilnadu & Puducherry and Kerala.  "The low pressure area lies over interior low-pressure end neighbourhood persists. Under its influence, scattered to fairly widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls very likely over Tamilnadu and Kerala during next 24 hours," the department said.

08:48 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Schools, colleges closed in Tamil Nadu

In view of heavy rainfall, schools and colleges have been shut in Tamil Nadu.  The Chennai collector declared a holiday for all schools as well as colleges on Friday. Madras University too cancelled exams scheduled for Friday. In a statement issued on Thursday, Madras University said: "Due to heavy rains in Chennai and its surrounding Madras University cancels exams scheduled on 22nd November. A rescheduled date for this exam will be announced soon," said a statement from Madras University."

08:42 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Moderate rain predicted over some districts of Andhra Pradesh

According to SkymetWeather, moderate rain, thundershower with strong gusty winds and few heavy spells are likely over many districts of Andhra Pradesh on Frida.

08:25 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Forecast for Chennai city and neighbourhood

The sky condition is likely to be cloudy and intermittent rain spells are likely to occur. Maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 27 and 23-degree celsius respectively.

08:20 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Heavy rainfall at Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Villupuram

Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Villupuram were among the districts that experienced heavy rainfall. Heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala on Friday.

08:05 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Heavy to very heavy rainfall predicted in Tamil Nadu today

Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur in parts of coastal districts in north Tamil Nadu and interior districts and neighbouring Puducherry on Friday.

06:31 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Light to moderate rain or thundershower on Sunday, Monday

For November 25, IMD said: Light to moderate rain or thundershower is likely to occur at a few places over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and for November 26: Light to moderate rain or thundershower is likely to occur at a few places over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

05:56 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Light to moderate rain or thundershower in South Tamil Nadu: IMD

For November 24, IMD said: Light to moderate rain or thundershower is likely to occur at a few places over South Tamil Nadu. Light rain or thundershower is li kely to occur at isolated places over North Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. South Tamil Nadu districts are Ramanathapuram, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Theni, Kanyakumari, Sivagangai, Virudhunagar, Dindigul, Madurai. (IMD said in its 9.30 pm release on Thursday.)

05:17 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Forecast for next 48 hrs

For next 48 hrs: The sky condition is likely to be generally cloudy. One or two spells of light rain is likely to occur. Maximum and Minimum temperature s are likely to be around 30 and 24 deg Celsius respectively. (IMD said in its 9.30 pm release on Thursday.)

04:33 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Next 24 hrs forecast

Next 24 hrs: The sky condition is likely to be generally cloudy. Intermittent rain spells is likely to occur. Maximum and Minimum temperatures are lik ely to be around 29 and 24 deg Celsius respectively. (IMD said in its 9.30 pm release on Thursday.)

03:38 (IST)23 Nov 2018
North Tamil Nadu districts: IMD

Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Pudukottai, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Krishnagiri, Salem, Dharmapuri, Namakkal, Nilgiris, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Erode, Karur, Tiruchirapalli, Ariyalur, Perambalur.

03:14 (IST)23 Nov 2018
North interior Tamil Nadu (NITN) districts

Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Salem, Namakkal, Nilgiris, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Erode, Karur, Tiruchirapalli, Ariyalur, Perambalur.

02:27 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Moderate rain or thundershower is likely to occur at many places over North interior Tamil Nadu: IMD

On November 23, moderate rain or thundershower is likely to occur at many places over North interior Tamil Nadu. Light to moderate rain or thundershower is likely to occur at a few places over rest Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. (INDIA METEOROLOGICAL DEARTMENT)

01:45 (IST)23 Nov 2018
PIL filed to declare the cyclonic storm a 'National Disaster'

A PIL filed by advocate Rajinikanth has sought a direction by the Madras High court to declare the cyclonic storm a National Disaster under the Disaster Management Act, 2005. The petitioner alleged that relief measures have not reached the needy. A division bench of Justice M Sathyanarayanan and Justice P Rajamanickam posted the matter for further hearing on November 29.

23:47 (IST)22 Nov 2018
Low pressure lying over interior parts of state is likely to weaken

The low pressure area was lying over interior parts of the state and is likely to weaken further while moving in north-west direction, Area Cyclone Warning Centre Director S Balachandran said.

21:37 (IST)22 Nov 2018
Sky to remain cloudy in Chennai

In Chennai, the sky condition is likely to be generally cloudy and it would receive intermittent spells of rain. Light to moderate rain or thundershower is likely to occur at a few places over south Tamil Nadu, an official at the weather office said. In the last 24 hours, rainfall occurred at many places over Tamil Nadu, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.

20:41 (IST)22 Nov 2018
Rains likely to continue for another day

The well-marked low-pressure area over Bay of Bengal has weakened but rains were expected to continue for another day in several parts of Tamil Nadu, the regional weather office here said Thursday. The low-pressure area was lying over interior parts of the state and is likely to weaken further while moving in north-west direction, Area Cyclone Warning Centre Director S Balachandran said. Under its influence, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur in parts of coastal districts in north Tamil Nadu and interior districts and neighbouring Puducherry in next 24 hours, according to a bulletin issued at 1 p.m, reports PTI.

20:31 (IST)22 Nov 2018
Actors Rajinikanth, Vijay, Suriya donate to relief fund

Tamil actors Rajinikanth, Vijay, Suriya and Vijay Sethupathi among others have come forward to donate to cyclone Gaja relief fund. While the cyclone has destroyed nearly a dozen districts of Tamil Nadu and rescue operations are on members of the Tamil film fraternity have have come forward, reports IANS.

20:09 (IST)22 Nov 2018
Image: A woman walks past a damaged electrical pole

 A woman walks past a damaged electrical pole at Pattukkottai in Thanjavur district, Thursday. (PTI Photo)

Several parts of Tamil Nadu are expected to receive heavy rainfall on Friday. Due to this, the administration has declared a holiday for schools and colleges. According to IMD, moderate rain or thundershower is likely to occur at many places in Tamil Nadu. Light to moderate rain or thundershower is likely to occur at a few places over rest Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.   . Under the influence of the system, the Met office has forecast rains for Tamil Nadu during the next two days.
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