Rain in Tamil Nadu has flooded several neighborhoods in Chennai, prompting a red alert in 20 districts | Highlights
Constant rain produced flooding in various districts of Chennai, forcing traffic diversions and metro closures, throwing people's lives into disarray. The deluge is expected to last until noon, according to the weather service. In the evening, heavy rain is also expected in Chennai.
In many districts of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai and surrounding Chengelpet, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Villupuram, the intermittent and light rain that had fallen throughout the day had gained up speed and evolved into a non-stop heavy shower by Wednesday evening.
As a result of the formation of a depression over the Bay of Bengal, showers are predicted to persist throughout the state for at least the next two days. By the evening of November 11, the weather system is expected to cross the north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh coasts.
The following are the most recent updates on the rains in Tamil Nadu.
WEDNESDAY WILL SEE A LOT OF RAIN.
On Wednesday evening, heavy rain fell across Tamil Nadu, particularly in the northern districts.
"Tamil Nadu is experiencing widespread rainfall. It became more intense around 8 p.m., especially in the northern parts of the country "In a PTI report, a weather service official was mentioned.
DEPRESSION HAS BEEN CREATED
The Indian Meteorological Department said on Wednesday evening that a well-defined low-pressure region over central areas of the South Bay of Bengal has migrated west-northwestwards and consolidated into a depression.
A Depression has formed at 1200 UTC of today the 10th Nov 2021 over southwest BOB likely to cross north Tamil nadu and south Andhra pradesh coast by tomorrow evening. @airnewsalerts@ndmaindia @NDRFHQ @DDKisanChannel @DDNewslive pic.twitter.com/I9NB3FXTAe— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) November 10, 2021
By the evening of November 11, the weather system is expected to traverse north Tamil Nadu and adjacent south Andhra Pradesh shores between Karaikal and Sriharikota, near to the north of Puducherry, according to the meteorological service.
"It [the depression] is around 430 kilometers east of Chennai and 420 kilometers east of Puducherry." By the early morning of November 11, it is highly likely to move west-northwestwards and arrive near the north Tamil Nadu coast. Following that, it is expected to cross the shore during the evening of November 11," according to the department.
Tamil Nadu is expected to receive rain for at least the next two days as a result of the depression's formation.
Rainfall will be scattered, heavy, very heavy, and extremely heavy in some areas, and light to moderate in the rest of the country.
"We're expecting more than 250 mm of rain in and around Chennai over the next two days," said Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep S Bedi.
IN 20 DISTRICTS, A RED ALERT HAS BEEN ISSUED.
On November 11, a red alert was issued for 20 districts in Tamil Nadu, including Chennai, due to the weather prediction.
IN SIX DISTRICTS, A FLOOD ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED.
In light of the heavy rains, the Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority (TNSDMA) has issued a flood warning for the districts of Thoothukudi, Villipuram, Tirunelveli, Nagapattinam, Cuddalore, and Chengalpettu.
IN 9 DISTRICTS, SCHOOLS ARE STILL CLOSED.
The state government has declared a vacation for schools and institutions in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Chengelpet, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, and Mayiladuthurai districts on November 11 in response to the meteorological department's recommendation.
WEDNESDAY FLIGHTS ARE CANCELLED
Due to unfavorable weather conditions, four aircraft arriving in Chennai and four planes departing from Chennai were canceled on Wednesday.