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Chennai Rain Highlights: Heavy showers pound TN, depression forms; to cross coast on Nov 11

Chennai, Tamil Nadu Weather Warning: The death toll due to heavy rainfall in the state is at 12, said Tamil Nadu Revenue and Disaster Management Minister KKSSR Ramachandran.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai |
Updated: November 11, 2021 8:25:03 am
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu Rain Highlights: Heavy rains pounded several regions of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday as the well marked low pressure area over Bay of Bengal concentrated into a depression, which is likely to cross the coast by November 11 evening. The weather system is likely to cross north Tamil Nadu and adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts between Karaikal and Sriharikota, close to the north of Puducherry by November 11 evening, a fresh update of the Meterological department said.

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Chennai Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep S Bedi said on Wednesday that the city should brace for more rain in the coming days. “We’re expecting more than 250 mm of rain in and around Chennai in the next days. We’ve taken lot of steps. We’ve 492 major pumps which are working now,” he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

The intermittent, light to moderate rainfall on Wednesday in Tamil Nadu, picked up pace by the evening. It became almost non-stop and heavy in several regions, particularly the northern districts of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai and nearby Chengelpet, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Villupuram.

The death toll due to heavy rainfall in the state stands at 12, said Tamil Nadu Revenue and Disaster Management Minister KKSSR Ramachandran, ANI reported. Thirteen National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams, including five teams in Chennai, have been deployed in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry for rescue and relief operations. Three teams have been kept in reserve position for additional support.

In the wake of the IMD forecast, the Tamil Nadu government has announced holiday for schools and colleges in nine districts — Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Chengalpet, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur and Mayiladuthurai — on November 10 and 11.

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22:26 (IST)10 Nov 2021
City should brace for more rain, says corporation official

Chennai Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep S Bedi said on Wednesday that the city should brace for more rain in the coming days. “We're expecting more than 250 mm of rain in and around Chennai in the next days. We've taken lot of steps. We've 492 major pumps which are working now,” he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.  

22:09 (IST)10 Nov 2021
Heavy showers pound TN, depression forms; to cross coast on Nov 11

Heavy rains pounded several regions of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday as the well marked low pressure area over Bay of Bengal concentrated into a depression, which is likely to cross the coast by November 11 evening.

The weather system is likely to cross north Tamil Nadu and adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts between Karaikal and Sriharikota, close to the north of Puducherry by November 11 evening, a fresh update of the Meterological department said.

The intermittent, light to moderate rainfall on Wednesday in Tamil Nadu, picked up pace by the evening. It became almost non-stop and heavy in several regions, particularly the northern districts of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai and nearby Chengelpet, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Villupuram.

"There is widespread rainfall now in Tamil Nadu. It intensified after 8 PM, especially in the northern regions," a weather department official here told PTI.

Announcing the expected formation of the depression, the IMD bulletin said the well marked low pressure area over central parts of south Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards and concentrated into a depression on Wednesday evening. (PTI)

19:29 (IST)10 Nov 2021
Heavy rains cause waterlogging in parts of Chennai

A waterlogged street on Perambur Barracks Road in Chennai. 

19:25 (IST)10 Nov 2021
In pics: Waterlogging in Chennai

A waterlogged street on Perambur Barracks Road in Chennai. 

19:11 (IST)10 Nov 2021
Waterlogging reported in parts of Chennai

Waterlogging was reported in several parts of Chennai in the aftermath of heavy rains. 

18:54 (IST)10 Nov 2021
Wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph likely to prevail off Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, AP coasts

Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph is likely to prevail over southwest and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal, Gulf of Mannar and along and off Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and south Andhra Pradesh coasts during November 10 and 11.

An alert has been issued for high waves in the range of 2.5-3.5 meters till 11.30 pm of Thursday off northern and southern Tamil Nadu coasts.

18:37 (IST)10 Nov 2021
CM Stalin inspects State Emergency Management Center

Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin Wednesday inspected the State Emergency Management Center and the removal of debris from places in Chennai where heavy rainfall was reported.

18:33 (IST)10 Nov 2021
Minister KN Nehru visits Integrated Command and Control Center, monitors monsoon activities

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18:22 (IST)10 Nov 2021
Depression to cross TN-AP coast on Nov 11, says IMD

Following a let-up, showers resumed here and nearby regions while the low pressure area turned well marked on Wednesday, the Meteorological Department said. It is likely to become a depression and cross north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh coast on November 11 evening, the department said.

The weather system is likely to bring widespread rainfall in Tamil Nadu for the next three to four days. The rainfall is expected to be scattered, heavy, very heavy and extremely heavy in specific regions and light to moderate in most other places.

16:44 (IST)10 Nov 2021
Heavy rain continues in Tamil Nadu

As Tamil Nadu witnessed a fourth consecutive day of heavy rains, instances of waterlogging were reported from several parts of the state including Chennai.

15:49 (IST)10 Nov 2021
IMD predicts heavy rainfall spells over north TN and south coastal Andhra during Nov 10 and 11

Below is the graphic representation of the present location of the low pressure area over southeast Bay of Bengal.

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Tomatoes, for instance, were retailing at Rs 125/kg on Wednesday, up from Rs 100/ kg a day before. At wholesale markets, where tomatoes are sold at Rs 35-40/kg, it is now Rs 60-80/kg.

13:38 (IST)10 Nov 2021
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Tamil Nadu rains: 30 cm rainfall in Nagapattinam; depression to cross coast near Cuddalore tomorrow

As Tamil Nadu witnesses a fourth consecutive day of heavy rains, and braces for more this week, the National Disaster Relief Force has deployed as many as 13 teams to aid in rescue and relief operations, while the state police has 75,000 personnel, including those who have been trained in life-saving, in readiness.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Wednesday said a well marked low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal was likely to concentrate into a depression in the next 12 hours, moving west–northwestwards before reaching the north Tamil Nadu coast by early Thursday morning.

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12:40 (IST)10 Nov 2021
CM MK Stalin inspects disaster management control room in Chennai

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11:51 (IST)10 Nov 2021
Low pressure area to concentrate into a depression in 12 hours: IMD

The India Meteorological Department said, "the Low Pressure Area over southeast Bay of Bengal lay as a Well Marked Low Pressure Area over southeast and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal at 05:30 hrs IST of today the 10th November. It lay over central parts of south Bay of Bengal at 0830 hrs IST. It is likely to concentrate into a Depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal during next 12 hours, move west–northwestwards and reach near north Tamilnadu coast by the early morning of 11th November, 2021."

"Thereafter, it is likely to continue to move west-northwestwards and cross north Tamil Nadu & adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coast between Karaikal & Sriharikota around Cuddalore by the evening of 11th November 2021," the department said. 

11:21 (IST)10 Nov 2021
Chennai's AQI at 167 on Wednesday

According to the US Consulate General's air pollution monitor that covers the area of Gopalpuram, the Air Quality Index (AQI) of Chennai as of 10 am today is 167. This is considered 'unhealthy', as per the standards of the Consulate's monitor.

11:15 (IST)10 Nov 2021
TNSDMA releases flood advisory for Thoothukudi, Villipuram, Tirunelveli districts

The Tamil Nadu State Disaster Managment Authority (TNSDMA) Wednesday released a flood advisory for the districts of Thoothukudi, Villipuram, Tirunelveli, Nagapattinam, Cuddalore, Chengalpettu, ahead of heavy rains predicts on November 10, 11. 

10:39 (IST)10 Nov 2021
Karaikal, Nagapattinam record over 200 mm rainfall in a day

Karaikal and Nagapattinam received extremely heavy rainfall on Tuesday night with Nagapattinam receiving 245 mm of rainfall and Karaikal seeing 272 mm till 5.30 am on November 10. 

Chennai: Commuters wade through a waterlogged area following heavy rain in Chennai, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. A flood alert has been sounded to people living in Chennai suburbs. (PTI Photo)

Amid heavy rains for the last three days, the Chennai Civic Corporation has allocated Rs 4 crore for relief measures. Chennai Civic Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi said the city has recorded 15 mm of rainfall on Monday and waterlogging in many areas has started to dry down. Addressing the media on Monday evening, Bedi asked people to follow safety guidelines as the India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rains for the next three days.

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With the forecast clearly indicating heavy to extremely heavy rainfall on November 10 and 11, the government has stepped up preparations for rescue and relief works across Chennai and three other neighbouring districts — Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Chengalpet.

The IMD forecast for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry said the cyclonic circulation over southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood is leading to the formation of a low pressure area. An associated cyclonic circulation extends up to 4.5 km above mean sea level and is “very likely to concentrate into a depression over Southwest and adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal during next 36 hours.”

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An 11-year-old boy got washed away while he was attempting to take a selfie near a waterfall on Kalvarayan Hills in Kallakurichi district of Tamil Nadu on Sunday, police said. However, fire and rescue personnel have still not been able to trace the boy. The boy has been identified as Sathish and he is a resident of Tiruvannamalai. Kallakurichi Police said that the boy and his family were on a visit to a relative’s house in the district.

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