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Chennai rains Highlights: Depression over Bay of Bengal crosses coast between TN and AP

The system crossed the coast between Chennai and Puducherry. The Met department has predicted heavy rains in isolated areas across the state, followed by a gradual decline in rainfall in certain areas.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai, New Delhi |
Updated: November 20, 2021 11:08:10 am
Chennai Weather Today Live Update, News Chennai waterlogging Live: People wade through a flooded street after heavy rainfall in Chennai, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. (PTI Photo)

The depression over Bay of Bengal crossed the coast between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh early on Friday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The system crossed the coast between Chennai and Puducherry. The Met department has predicted heavy rains in isolated areas across the state, followed by a gradual decline in rainfall in certain areas.

Tamil Nadu has received 61 per cent excess rainfall during the ongoing northeast monsoon period starting October 1 till date, the state government said on Thursday, while rains continued to lash many parts of the state, especially the northern districts including Chennai.

Meanwhile, as many as 13 districts have declared holiday for schools and colleges today, while three have declared holiday for schools alone. Schools and colleges in Puducherry and Karaikal have also been closed. The red alert earlier issued to Chennai and Tiruvallur has been withdrawn and an orange alert has been issued now.

The Greater Chennai Corporation has asked the public to stock up on food and necessities and to avoid going near water bodies or low-lying areas. Intense rainfall has begun over coastal Tamil Nadu since early hours of Thursday.

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Chennai News Live updates: Depression over Bay of Bengal crosses coast between TN and AP; Schools shut in 13 districts.

13:52 (IST)19 Nov 2021
Tamil Nadu: 9, including four kids, dead in house collapse in Vellore’s Pernambut

He said due to the rains and subsequent inundation, some of the neighbours had also taken shelter in the house Thursday night.

Nine people, including four children and five women, died after a residential building collapsed at Pernambut town in Vellore Friday morning following incessant heavy rains. At least seven people were also injured in the incident.

Due to heavy rains in Vellore for the past few days, most of the areas are inundated.

Speaking to, Vellore Collector P Kumaravel Pandian said the building was old and weak and could not withstand the heavy rains. Read the full report here. 

13:45 (IST)19 Nov 2021
Heavy rainfall likely in Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Tirupattur, Salem

Heavy rainfall is likely to occur in Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Tirupattur and Salem, S Balachandran, DDGM, Met Dept, Chennai said. 
"Fishermen warning issued in Southwest Bay of North Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh till today afternoon. Light spell of rain likely to occur in Chennai," he added. (ANI)

12:24 (IST)19 Nov 2021
TN CM Stalin welcomes PM's announcement on repealing farm laws

In other news, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Friday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement on Centre deciding to repeal the three contentious farm laws, calling it a victory of the farmers' protest.

In a democracy, people's will has to be respected, he said in a tweet, responding to Modi's announcement made through a televised address to the nation. "I wholeheartedly welcome Hon'ble @PMOIndia 's decision to repeal the three anti-farmer laws. History teaches us that people's wishes shall prevail in a democracy. I congratulate all the farmers & bow down to their determination for having achieved this through Gandhian means," Stalin said in a tweet. (PTI)

09:53 (IST)19 Nov 2021
Thunderstorm, moderate rain in parts of Krishnagiri, Thirupattur Vellore in next three hours

Thunderstorm with moderate rain is likely to occur at one or two places over  Krishnagiri, Thirupattur and  Vellore districts of Tamil Nadu with in the next three  hours, as per the weather department's latest prediction.

09:03 (IST)19 Nov 2021
Depression crosses coast between TN and AP

The depression over Bay of Bengal crossed the coast between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh early on Friday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The system crossed the coast between Chennai and Puducherry.

"The Depression over southwest Bay of Bengal moved north-westwards and crossed north Tamil Nadu & adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts between Puducherry & Chennai during 0300-0400 hrs IST (3-4 AM ) of today, the 19th November 2021," the IMD said in an update on its official Twitter handle. (PTI)

01:05 (IST)19 Nov 2021
Vanniyar Sangam asks state govt, Centre not to award ‘Jai Bhim’

Akin to the Chennai rains, the controversy surrounding the movie ‘Jai Bhim’ has not receded. Following a legal notice to the makers of the film, the Vanniyar Sangam has now approached the state and the central governments asking not to provide any appreciation or recognition like a national award or any other award to the movie as it, according to them, exhibits false and defamatory sequences against a particular community, causing communal disharmony in the part of the country.

On behalf of Vanniyar Sangam’s president Arulmozhi, the letter has been issued by K Balu, the spokesperson and lawyer of Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) to the Directorate of Film Festivals and Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, New Delhi and Secretary, Information and Public Relations Department, Chennai.

“The movie has been produced deliberately with a view to malign the Vanniyar community and certain sequences have been deliberately inserted to create communal unrest between the Vanniyar community and other under-privileged communities,” the letter read. Read More

01:04 (IST)19 Nov 2021
Over 40,000 Tamil Brahmin bachelors could not find matches; to scout for brides in UP, Bihar

As more than 40,000 young Tamil Brahmin men are finding it difficult to find brides within the state, the Tamil Nadu based association for Brahmins has launched a special drive to look for suitable matches belonging to the same community in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

“We have launched a special movement on behalf of our Sangam,” said Thamizhnadu Brahmin Association (Thambraas) president N Narayanan in an open letter published in the association’s monthly Tamil magazine’s November issue.

Quoting rough estimates, Narayanan said more than 40,000 Tamil Brahmin men, in the age group of 30-40, could not get married as they are unable to find brides from within Tamil Nadu. Read More

20:51 (IST)18 Nov 2021
Schools, colleges to remain shut in 6 TN districts

Six Tami Nadu districts -- Chennai, Tiruvallur, Tirupattur, Kancheepuram, Vellore and Ranipet -- have declared holiday for schools and colleges on Friday. In Chengalpet, schools alone will remain closed in view of heavy rains.

19:55 (IST)18 Nov 2021
Tamil Nadu: 53-year-old absconding doctor arrested for assaulting minor in Karur

A 53-year-old orthopaedic doctor, who was on the run after being booked under POCSO for sexually assaulting a minor girl in Karur, has been arrested.

According to the police, on November 13, the doctor had through his manager asked the 17-year-old girl to come to his hospital on the pretext of giving her a gift on the occasion of the Deepavali festival. The girl’s mother is an employee at the hospital.

When the girl went to the hospital, she was sexually assaulted by the doctor with the help of his manager. The girl later informed her mother about the incident, who registered a complaint at the All Women Police station. Read More

18:54 (IST)18 Nov 2021
Chennai police to get special drone unit

The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday passed an order to form a special drone unit for the Greater Chennai police. Nine drones — six quick response payload drones, two long-range surveillance drones and a lifeguard drone — will form the new unit costing Rs 3.60 crore.

As per the order, drone units will be deployed at vantage points in the city to aid and assist field police officers to reduce the response time to distress calls, conduct surveillance on VIP routes and crime-prone areas, and enable rescuing of people stranded on beach areas and in high-rise buildings during fire incidents.

The drone units will be placed initially at Marina beach, adjacent to Gandhi Statue, or Elliot’s beach or Pondy Bazaar. Read More

18:37 (IST)18 Nov 2021
Wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph likely to prevail over North TN coast

Wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph and gusting to 65 kmph is likely to prevail over southwestern Bay of Bengal and North Tamil Nadu coast on Thursday and Friday. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into these sea areas.

16:06 (IST)18 Nov 2021
Cuddalore: Portion of school collapses in heavy rain

A portion of a primary school in Vanathi Rayapuram village in Cuddalore has collapsed due to heavy rain. Around 31 children study here and since schools have declared a holiday, a huge accident was averted. 

15:52 (IST)18 Nov 2021
Puducherry CM inspects waterlogged areas

Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy inspected the waterlogged areas like Krishna Nagar, 45-feet road. He also directed officials to initiate necessary action to drain water out.

15:48 (IST)18 Nov 2021
Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely in TN's coastal districts

Rain lashes parts of Chennai Thursday and heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in the coastal districts.

Puviarasan, Director, MET Department, Chennai said that all coastal districts are on red alert, while an orange alert has also been issued in some of the districts.

14:25 (IST)18 Nov 2021
Thunderstorm in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry over next three hours

Thunderstrom with moderate  rain is  likely to occur in Perambalur, Ariyalur, Tiruchirapalli, Villupuram, Kallakurichi, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Salem, Vellore, Ranipet, Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu and Cuddalore districts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry within next three  hours.

13:27 (IST)18 Nov 2021
TN Cabinet meeting postponed to November 20 due to heavy showers

The Tamil Nadu Cabinet Meeting, which was scheduled to be held on November 19 has been postponed by a day, as ministers have been directed by the Chief Minister to monitor the relief measures

13:25 (IST)18 Nov 2021
Heavy to very heavy showers likely in parts of Tamil Nadu tomorrow

Light to moderate showers are expected in most places on November 19th, while Tamil Nadu, and coastal Andhra Pradesh will receive very heavy rainfall, as per the IMD's latest predictions. 

12:05 (IST)18 Nov 2021
Low pressure area likely to cross TN-south AP coast by tomorrow early morning

The low pressure area has intensified into depression, according to the Tamil Nadu weather department's latest update. It is likely to cross north the Tamil Nadu-south Andhra Pradesh coast around Chennai by tomorrow early morning. 

11:14 (IST)18 Nov 2021
Weather system off TN, Andhra Pradesh coast intensifies into depression: IMD

"Low-pressure area over SE & adjoining SW Bay of Bengal now lies as a well-marked low pressure area over SW and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal off north Tamil Nadu­, south Andhra Pradesh coasts with associated cyclonic circulation. It's intensified into a Depression now," according to the IMD's latest data. 

11:12 (IST)18 Nov 2021
Kundhalam in Tiruppur records highest rainfall

According to the IMD's latest data, Kundhalam and Dharampuram in Tiruppur recorded the highest amount of rainfall in the last 24 hours. While Kundhalam received 20 cm of rain, Dharapuram received 13 cm. 

People wade through the waterlogged streets of Chennai. (Photo: PTI)

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red alert was issued and schools and colleges were shut as heavy rains pounded several districts of Tamil Nadu on Thursday morning.

The alert was issued in 16 districts, including Cuddalore, Villupuram, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Chennai, and Tiruvallur, as well as the Union Territory of Puducherry. A holiday has been declared for schools and colleges in over 19 districts across the state. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at Perambalur, Ariyalur, Dharmapuri, Tirupattur, Vellore and Ranipet, according to the Indian Metrological Department (IMD).

As per IMD’s latest bulletin, the low-pressure area over southeast and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal had turned into a well-marked low-pressure area over southwest and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal, off the coasts of north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh with the associated cyclonic circulation extending upto 5.8 km above mean sea level. It is very likely to intensify into a depression in the next 12 hours, the met department warned.

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