Heavy downpour in Chennai: to continue for 2 days

Northeast monsoon hits Chennai

R. Jayashree | Chennai | October 29, 2020

Northeast monsoon hits Chennai











With the commencement of the Northeast Monsoon, rains lash out in Chennai, Tiruvallur and other surrounding cities since morning.  Yellow alert has been announced by the Tamil Nadu Meteorological Department for the whole state.

After 2017, Chennai is witnessing such a heavy downpour. Heavy rains expected in 8 cities in Tamil Nadu, which include Chennai, Tiruvallur, Vizhupuram, Tenkasi, Ranipettai, Virudhunagar and Nellai.

Tamil Nadu Meteorological Department states rains will continue for another 2 days in Chennai and surrounding cities.

Mayilapuri in Chennai records 20 cm rainfall as of 10:40 am. Residents complain of water-clogging in their homes. Minister, D. Jayakumar assures no further water-clogging as rainfall reservoirs have been made ready to avoid such circumstances.

S. R. Ramanan, former Director of Cyclone warning centre in Chennai, while speaking to Puthiya Thalaimurai said, “Storms can be expected usually during the Northeast monsoon. We need to be geared up to face any serious storm and cyclone.”

According to the Tamil Nadu Meteorological Department, fishermen need not worry but they have been advised not to venture into the sea until further notice.