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NE Monsoon vigorous in TN, more rains forecast

Written by: Staff

Chennai, Oct 26 (UNI) The North East monsoon continues to remain vigorous as the trough of low pressure over the southwest bay off Tamil Nadu persisted for the third consecutive day today.

Under its influence, rain or thundershowers are likely to occur at many places over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry during the next 48 hours.

Chennai and its suburbs experienced continuous rainfall since yesterday evening before the showers abated this morning.

City reservoirs here have also received good inflow. While Red Hills received 1,848 cusecs, Poondi and Chembarambakkam had an inflow of 1,080 cusecs and 926 cusecs respectively.

The overall storage of the city reservoirs, including Cholavaram, had gone up to 5,318 million cubic feet from 5,011 mcft yesterday.

According to Met Office, in the last 12 hours ending 0830 hrs today, Nungambakkam recorded 8.22 cm rain while Meenambakkam had 14.3 cm.

The weather here would be generally cloudy with spells of shower or thundershowers.

Normal to above normal rainfall (95 to 120 per cent of long period average) was expected in Tamil Nadu during the North East Monsoon, a forecast by the Department of Agricultural Meteorology of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU).

Above normal rainfall in mm (105 to 120 per cent of long period average) is expected in Tirur (650), Tiruvannamalai (480) Chennai (880), Cuddalore (900), Karur (280), Vaigai Dam (360), Pattukottai (650) Nagapattinam (1080), Sirkazhi (1050), Vedaranyam (1100), Ramanathapuram (500), Srivilliputhur (470), Tuticorin (500) Kovilpatti (430), Tirunelveli (480), Ambasamudram (640) and Kanniyakumari (650).

A report from Thanjavur said the Cauvery Delta Districts of Thanjavur, Triruvarur and Nagapattinem experienced moderate to heavy rainfall.

A PWD Source said Tirupoondi in Thanjavur received 108 mm of rainfall followed by (in mm) Coleroon (100), sirkali (96), Nannilam (82), Mayiladhuthurai(70), Papanasam (74), Thiruvarur (77), Nagapattinam (52) and Pattukottai(74), UNI XR GM KD RN1638

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