Heavy rains since Thursday night medias reported that several coastal pockets of Chennai witnessed severe water-logging on Thursday after rains lashed the city for a non-stop five hours following a low pressure on the Bay of Bengal near Sri Lanka.
In the next two days (Friday and Saturday), moderate rainfall is expected in many places in south Tamil Nadu and a few areas in the north coastal parts of the state, S Balachandran, Director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, said on Thursday.
With the northeast monsoon hitting the southern coast and heavy rain lashing coastal Tamil Nadu, a minister has said his state is better at managing the rain as compared to the United States and the United Kingdom.
Tamil Nadu's Municipal Administration Minister SP Velumani said on Tuesday, "It rained in Bengaluru recently, earlier it rained in the UK and US and we were told it was flooded everywhere. It shows our action is better than those of developed countries".
Vardah Cyclone latest satellite image as of Dec 12, 2:30 PM..
Cyclonic storm Vardah, which was earlier expected to weaken considerably, may not see its intensity going down when it makes landfall near Chennai today. According to the Cyclone Warning Division of the India Meteorological Department, (IMD), Vardah, which is currently, a very severe cyclonic storm, will weaken, but only to a severe cyclonic storm. The earlier forecast made by the IMD was that it would weaken into a cyclonic storm, thereby reducing its intensity considerably.
Cyclone Vardah: Storm likely to cross Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh southern coast today indianexpress.com
As the cyclone advances, people have been asked to stay indoors as a precautionary measure as Cyclone Vardah is very...
Heavy rainfall will continue in Tamil Nadu and Kerala over the next 48 hours, said the weather department. Rainfall began after a deep depression formed in the Bay of Bengal. The system is currently 70 km east of Chennai and is moving north towards the coastal Andhra.
Rainfall is also predicted over south coastal and interior Tamil Nadu durning the next 24 hours. Similarly, heavy rainfall is predicted over south Andhra Pradesh coast during the next 48 hours.