TN Weather Report: Heavy Rain Expected In Chennai And Coimbatore TodayThangaraja Palaniappan (Author) Published Date : Nov 09, 2021 09:35 IST
The Chennai Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rains in six districts, including Tirunelveli and Coimbatore today. Continuous rain in Chennai has affected many common lives. Nellai, Madurai Tenkasi, Chennai has declared holidays for schools.
According to the Chennai Meteorological Department, a new low-pressure area is likely to form in the southern Bay of Bengal today, and in the next 24 hours, it will strengthen into a depression and move west-northwest towards the Tamil Nadu coast.
Due to this, six districts Nellai, Tenkasi, Theni, Dindigul, Nilgiris and Coimbatore, will receive heavy rain with thunder and lightning today. According to the Met Office, Chennai will receive heavy rains in one or two places for 48 hours.
Chief Minister MK Stalin inspected the rain-affected areas in Chennai for the second day yesterday and provided relief aid to the public. Thousands of acres of paddy fields in Kanchipuram, Namakkal and Perambalur districts were submerged in rainwater.
Heavy rains lashed more than 20 cottages in Senchiyamman town in the Tiruvallur district. Paddy crops planted a month ago in the Veppur area in the Perambalur district have been submerged due to continuous rains. The farmers complained that these could not be saved and demanded that the district collector come forward to provide appropriate relief.
Hurricane-force winds of 50 to 60 kmph and intermittent 70 kmph are likely in the southern Bay of Bengal and central regions. Fishers are advised not to go to these areas. Fishermen in the deep sea are advised to return to shore as soon as possible.