Alert issued for people living in low-lying areas of Chennai, possibility of torrential rains in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh


The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday that extremely heavy rainfall is likely over parts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh on November 10 and 11. This can submerge roads and low-lying areas. Some rivers may flood. People living in low-lying areas of Chennai have been advised to move to safer places.

A low pressure area is very likely to form over southeast Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours. The Met Office said that it is likely to move west-northwestwards. It is very likely to reach north Tamil Nadu coast by the morning of November 11.

“With its impact, heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to occur over Tamil Nadu on November 8 and 9. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely at some places. Very heavy rain is likely on November 10 and 11,” he says. “

Strong weather with wind speed reaching 60 kmph predicted along and off southwest and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal and south Andhra Pradesh-Tamil Nadu coasts and Gulf of Mannar for the next four days Is. Similar conditions are likely to prevail over Southeast Bay of Bengal during the next two days.


The IMD said fishermen are advised not to work in these areas. Local landslides, ‘kutcha’ roads, weak structures and minor damage to horticulture and standing crops are likely in some areas. The IMD said it may cause flooding of some rivers.

Flood situation due to rain in Chennai

Heavy rains since Saturday night have created a flood situation in Chennai and adjoining areas. Due to the sudden occurrence of such a situation, life has become disturbed. It started raining in different areas with lightning from 10 o’clock on Saturday night. Till 8:30 am on Sunday, 21.5 cm of rain was recorded. The suburban Meenambakkam airport received 12 cm of rain. According to the information, after 2015, the city received the most rain on Saturday night. The rain has created a flood-like situation in the areas. Rain has been predicted in the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu in the next 24 hours.


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