Heavy rainfall battered Tamil Nadu on Tuesday with Chengalpattu district recording 21cm of rainfall, the heaviest single-day rainfall for the month in over a century. Earlier, the adjoining district of Chennai had recorded its highest single-day rainfall on this month on January 15, 1915 at 21.5cm.
“This was recorded in Kelambakkam station that comes underneath Chengalpattu district,” stated N Puviarasan, scientist, Chennai’s regional meteorological centre (RMC). “Chennai is but to interrupt that document.”
There was a downpour in Chennai and adjoining districts of Chengalpattu, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Ranipet from early hours of Tuesday attributable to an easterly trough. A number of arterial roads and low mendacity neighbourhood within the metropolis remained inundated.
Chennai recorded most rainfall of 12.6cm in Meenambakkam station and 11cm in Nungambakkam station from eight.30am January 5 for the subsequent 24 hours, based on the RMC. The Tamil Nadu state catastrophe administration authority launched rainfall knowledge and pegged the typical rainfall of Chennai at 12.05mm.
Impartial climate watcher Pradeep John in his weblog, Tamil Nadu Weatherman, stated it’s uncommon for monsoon winds to proceed in January. He famous that the state acquired above 30mm rainfall in January within the years 2017 (37.3mm), 2000 (30.three mm) and in 1984 (34.5mm).
RMC has forecast that within the subsequent 24-hours there will probably be thunderstorms accompanied by heavy to very heavy rains in elements of Cuddalore, Villupuram, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Coimbatore, Nilgiris, Nagapattinam and Theni. Following that intermittent rains have been forecast till January 10.