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Tamil Nadu Rain Highlights: IMD issues cyclone warning, schools closed in Chennai

Tamil Nadu Rain LIVE Updates: IMD has issued an orange alert for Chennai and its neighbouring districts for December 2 and 3.
A scooterist drives amid gusty winds and heavy rain in Chennai,
A scooterist drives amid gusty winds and heavy rain in Chennai,

Tamil Nadu Rain LIVE Updates: The southern state of Tamil Nadu has been grappling with incessant rainfall since Wednesday leading to the inundation of several low-lying areas, heavy traffic jams, and disruption to normal life. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for Chennai and its neighbouring districts for December 2 and 3....Read More

According to the weather agency, moderate thunderstorms and lightning with moderate rain are very likely at a few places over Thiruvallur, Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Viluppuram, Cuddalore, Mayiladuthurai, Slipper Nagapattinam, Thiruvarur districts of state, Puducherry and Karaikal regions.

Schools in the capital city remain closed due to continuous heavy downpours. Several areas of the city face waterlogging due to incessant rainfall. Meanwhile, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Team is also on standby in Arakkonam town in view of the impending cyclone warning.

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Nov 30, 2023 5:00 PM IST

Tamil Nadu rains Highlights: Orange alert in 3 states, rains till December 3

Orange alert has been issued in 3 states in regard with the cyclone warning in Tamil Nadu, with schools and institutes closed for today. Meanwhile, waterlogging and stagnation is being battled in Chennai and other cities by local authorities.

"Sky conditions are likely to be generally cloudy. Moderate to heavy rain with thunderstorms and lightning is likely to occur in some areas. Very heavy rain is also likely in some areas. The maximum temperature is likely to be around 29 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature is likely to be around 24 degree Celsius. For the next 48 hours: Sky condition is likely to be partly cloudy. Moderate rain with thunderstorms and lightning is likely to occur in some areas. The maximum temperature is likely to be 29-30 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature is likely to be 24-25 degrees Celsius," said B. Geetha Scientist 'D' Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai. (ANI)

Nov 30, 2023 4:37 PM IST

Tamil Nadu rains LIVE updates: Heavy rainfall in 3 states for 2 days

IMD wrote on X, "Coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal are likely to experience very heavy to isolated heavy rainfall (115.6 to 204.4 mm) between November 30 and December 2-4. Stay alert and stay safe!," IMD posted on X.Heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts of Tamil Nadu.Heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over Thoothukudi, Ramanathapuram, Pudukkottai, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai, Cuddalore, Villupuram districts of Tamil and Puducherry and Karaikal area."

Nov 30, 2023 4:15 PM IST

Tamil Nadu Rains LIVE: Orange alert in Chennai, heavy rains for two days

According to a recent forecast by the IMD, moderate to heavy rains are expected to lash Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal from November 30 to December 3.

Nov 30, 2023 3:28 PM IST

Tamil Nadu rains: Chennai lakes to release thousands of cusecs of water

The Chembarambakkam Lake in Chennai is in the process of releasing over 6000 cusecs of water in an effort to end waterlogging and water stagnation in the city.

Nov 30, 2023 2:57 PM IST

Tamil Nadu Rains LIVE: SDRF team deployed across state

Over 1600 SDRF personnel have been deployed across the state to tackled the issued caused by heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu, as per the CM office.

Nov 30, 2023 2:31 PM IST

Tamil Nadu rains expected to subside by tonight

According to the latest IMD forecast, the rains in several districts of Tamil Nadu are expected to subside by Thursday night, with only light rains expected for the next couple of hours.

Nov 30, 2023 2:24 PM IST

Tamil Nadu rains LIVE updates: Thousands complain about water stagnation

Amid heavy rains in Tamil Nadu, thousands of residents in Chennai have lodged a complaint with the local bodies about water stagnation and flooded streets, causing a major health hazard.

Nov 30, 2023 1:33 PM IST

BJP's Annamalai postpones 'En Mann En Makkal' yatra due to heavy rain warning

Tamil Nadu BJP President K Annamalai postponed the 'En Mann En Makkal' (My Land, My People) yatra till December 5 due to warning of heavy rains in the state by the Indian meteorological department.

"The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted heavy rains in coastal districts of Tamil Nadu caused by a low-pressure area in the Bay of Bengal and South Andaman Sea. Hence, considering the safety of our people and BJP workers, we have decided to postpone our En Mann En Makkal padayatra till December 5," Annamalai said in a post on X.

Nov 30, 2023 1:08 PM IST

CM Stalin takes stock of situation at Chennai control room after heavy rainfall

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin visited Chennai Robbin Building - Corporation head office to review the arrangements at the Command Control Centre from where the rainfall situation in the state is being monitored.

Nov 30, 2023 12:06 PM IST

IMD issues moderate rain and thunderstorm warnings for 12 districts in Tamil Nadu

IMD issues moderate rain and thunderstorm warnings for Chennai, Chengalpattu, Vellore, Pudukottai and 12 other districts in Tamil Nadu for the next three hours.

The Kanchipuram District administration has announced to increase in the discharge of water from Chembarambakkam Lake from 2500 cusecs to 6000 cusecs from 8 a.m. on Thursday.

Nov 30, 2023 11:53 AM IST

Nagapattinam district continues to receive heavy rainfall

Nagapattinam district in Tamil Nadu continued to receive heavy rainfall due to the low-pressure area in the Bay of Bengal. The Regional Meteorology Centre, Tamil Nadu, predicted heavy to moderate rainfall in the coastal areas on Thursday.

Schools in Chennai remain closed due to continuous heavy rainfall.

Incessant heavy rainfall causes waterlogging in several parts of Chennai. Visuals from Arumbakkam show waterlogging in the city.

Nov 30, 2023 11:23 AM IST

NDRF on standby in Arakkonam

The National Disaster Response Force Team (NDRF) is on standby in Arakkonam town in view of the impending cyclone warning issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Nov 30, 2023 11:14 AM IST

We have all equipment to jump into action if a flooding situation arises: Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner

On heavy rains in Chennai due to cyclonic circulation over Bay of Bengal, Dr J Radhakrishnan, Commissioner, Greater Chennai Corporation said to ANI, "We've had unprecedented rain in a short period of time. The CM has been monitoring the situation. We've put 15 IAS officers in some parts of the city. Water is receding rapidly. 16000 workers, 491 motors, additional 150 tractor borner motroes also deployed. We have all equipment to jump into action if a flooding situation arises."

Nov 30, 2023 11:10 AM IST

Lake Chembarambakkam to release 6000 cusecs of water

The Kanchipuram District administration announced to increase the discharge of water from Chembarambakkam Lake from 2500 cusecs to 6000 cusecs from 8am on Thursday. The lake's storage had increased to 22.53 feet as against the capacity of 24 feet due to continous rainfall.

The lake has a water capacity of 3.645 TMC and currently has a water reserve of 3.195 TMC and while the inflow is 452 cubic feet of water, 163 cubic feet of water is flowing out.

Nov 30, 2023 11:08 AM IST

IMD predicts moderate rain in Chennai & 15 other districts for the next three hours

IMD issues moderate rain and thunderstorm warning for Chennai, Chengalpattu, Vellore, Pudukottai & 12 other districts for the next three hours.