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Rain Alert! IMD issues warning for Tamil Nadu, Puducherry for next 3 hours as heavy rainfall persists

Heavy showers are forecasted in Nilgiris and Coimbatore districts in the next two to three days, with several locations reporting heavy rainfall in the past 24 hours.

Coimbatore, Nov 24 (ANI): Sunambu Kalvi Check Dam overflows due to incessant rainfall in the outskirts of Coimbatore, on Friday. (ANI Photo) (ANI )Premium
Coimbatore, Nov 24 (ANI): Sunambu Kalvi Check Dam overflows due to incessant rainfall in the outskirts of Coimbatore, on Friday. (ANI Photo) (ANI )

As heavy rainfall batters Tamil Nadu, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued a thunderstorm alert for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry for the upcoming three hours.

Meanwhile, all schools in Tamil Nadu's capital Chennai will have a holiday today due to heavy rain in the region, as informed by the District Collector.

 

IMD issues thunderstorm warning for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry for the next three hours.
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IMD issues thunderstorm warning for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry for the next three hours.

Tamil Nadu received heavy rainfall on Friday, IMD said in a post on X. IMD wrote, “Coonoor in the Nilgiris district experienced 9 cm of rainfall, while Alakarai Estate, Bilimalai Estate, and Barliyar recorded 8 cm, and Surangudi in Thoothukudi district registered 8 cm of rainfall."

As reported by ANI, according to Balachandran, the Director of the Chennai Regional Meteorology Department, there is a forecast for additional heavy showers in the Nilgiris and Coimbatore districts in the coming two to three days.

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“Several areas in these two districts received heavy rainfall over the last 24 hours. The clouds, which were seen mostly in the eastern parts of the Bay of Bengal, have now started moving. As many as 45 locations (in the Nilgiris and Coimbatore districts) recorded heavy rainfall (over the last 24 hours), 8 places recorded very heavy rainfall, and 2 recorded extremely heavy rainfall. Light to moderate rainfall is expected in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry over the next two to three days. However, heavy rainfall is forecast for the Nilgiris and Coimbatore districts over the next two to three days," he said.

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In response to heavy rainfall and landslides in the area, the Indian Railways took the decision on Wednesday to temporarily halt train services on the Nilgiri Mountain Rail Route (NMR) between Coonoor and Mettupalayam.

Officials from the South Salem Division of the Railways reported that continuous wet weather resulted in a mudslide, obstructing the railway track at Hillguro, situated between Kallar and Runnimedu.

According to the Chennai Meteorological Department, there is a potential for the formation of a cyclonic circulation in the vicinity of the South Andaman Sea around the 25th of November.

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The regional weather forecast department of Tamil Nadu has issued a warning predicting light to moderate rainfall in districts such as Thrivallur, Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kanchipuram, Viluppuram, Cuddalore, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Tirunelveli, and Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu, as well as in Puducherry and Karaikal areas.

The IMD further indicates the likelihood of heavy rainfall at isolated places specifically in Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, Thanjavur, and Pudukkottai districts of Tamil Nadu, along with Puducherry and Karaikal areas on Saturday.

(With inputs from ANI)

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Published: 25 Nov 2023, 08:14 AM IST
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