Heavy rain lashes parts of Tamil Nadu, more forecast today

A burst of north-easterly winds about the Palk Straits and the Gulf of Mannar grazing the adjoining coast have introduced average to large rain around parts of Tamil Nadu from yesterday (Friday), primarily more than the Delta and southern districts.

An India Meteorological Department (IMD) update this (Saturday) early morning mentioned Nagapptinam gained significant rainfall of 8 cm until finally 5.30 p.m. yesterday, Karaikal (5 cm) and Thanjavur and Cuddalore (two cm each and every), apart from parts of Kerala.

Other centres recording rain (in cm) in Tamil Nadu are Vedaranniyam-7 Tirupoondi-5 Velankanni-4, Thiruthuraipoondi, Karaikal, Tirukuvalai-3 every Thalaignayer, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur and Pandavaiyar Head-2 just about every Kodavasal, Madukkur, and Adirampatnam-1 each and every.

North-easterlies to dominate

The northe-easterlies carry on to dominate this (Saturday) morning and are probably to keep as these kinds of into Sunday early morning. Isolated rainfall accompanied with thunderstorms and lightning may crack out above Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala and Mahe. Weighty rainfall is probably at isolated locations around South coastal Tamil Nadu.

Satellite maps on Saturday morning confirmed extreme clouding over South Tamil Nadu across Tirunelveli, Vilattikkulam, Ramanathapuram and Tondi with a bulk of the rain clouds spilling into the adjoining waters of the Palk Strait and South-West Bay of Bengal. Some of them hung over South-East Arabian Sea off the Kerala coastline as effectively.

Weighty rain very likely these days

The Chennai centre of the IMD has claimed that IMD heavy rain may perhaps split out at one particular or two spots more than Madurai, Sivaganga, Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari, Tenkasi and the delta districts of Tamil Nadu.

Thunderstorms and major rain might lash Madurai, Sivaganga, Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari, Tenkasi and the Delta districts. Thunderstorms with light-weight to reasonable rain might over Cuddalore, Pudukottai, Delta districts, South Tamil Nadu and Karaikal. Mainly dry temperature might prevail over the rest of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Weather bloggers on cue

The Chennai weather bloggers have been on cue, with @ChennaiRains tweeting yesterday (Friday) that reasonable rain is very likely over few sites in the Delta districts though rains may possibly take place concerning Chidambaram and Ramanathapuram as nicely. As a practical cyclonic circulation off Sri Lanka moves to West, South Tamil Nadu could see some rains on Saturday. Drier continental winds from the North would, nonetheless, maintain a examine on rain amounts.

The Delta districts have been obtaining reasonable rain underneath the influence of trough related with the cyclonic circulation. Coastal Tamil Nadu among Chidambaram and Ramanathapuram will appear less than rain for the subsequent two times alongside with components of South Tamil Nadu.

@TutyRains tweeted on Saturday morning that Thoothukudi town and suburbs been given popular to reasonable rains. Some spots have been receiving intermittent major rains. Major rain has also been reported at Vaitheeswaran Koil, Mayiladuthurai district from morning.

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February 12, 2022