Let-up in rain likely from November eight


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Rains that lashed various districts for the past week leaving various areas inundated would possibly well let up over the Utter from November eight. The Meteorological division expects the rainfall to subside after Tuesday.

The trough of low stress over the southwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Sri Lanka and equatorial Indian ocean is expected to weaken in just a few days. Whereas this would perchance well offer the worthy-wished reduction for Chennai that has suffered waterlogging in many locations, a recent draw brewing over the Bay would possibly well have an effect on one other rain spell after a hiatus, show disguise officials of the Meteorological division.

On Monday, the city recorded only 5 mm of rainfall till 7 p.m. S. Balachandran, Director, Field Cyclone Warning Centre, mentioned many locations in the coastal formula of the Utter, including Chennai, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam and Pudukottai would procure life like rainfall on Tuesday. Within locations, including Vellore, Virudhunagar, Dindigul and Madurai would additionally procure rainfall.

“We demand heavy rainfall (between 7 cm and Eleven cm) in just a few locations in south Tamil Nadu corresponding to Ramanathapuram, Tirunelveli, Theni and Kanyakumari on Tuesday. Chennai too will procure just a few spells of rain or thundershowers. That is also heavy at times in some areas,” he mentioned.

Intense rainfall for the past few days has helped Meenambakkam gallop closer to its common rainfall for the twelve months. It has already obtained A hundred thirty cm up to now against its yearly licensed of 138 cm. The climate station in Nungambakkam has registered 116 cm of rainfall up to now against its annual licensed of a hundred and forty cm.

Call to end flooding

Whereas extra rain spells are expected in the city, the C.P.R.Ambiance Centre has suggested that the executive must put into effect some easy measures to end inundation, which is turning into a recurring phenomenon in Chennai.

Moreover desilting water bodies and Seventy five temple tanks in the city at some point of summer season, the extra water in lakes in Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts ought to be linked.

In a commentary, Nanditha Krishna, the Centre’s honorary director, mentioned exhaust of plastic bags of thickness no longer as much as 40 microns ought to be curtailed as they clog waterways. The Pallikaranai marsh ought to be deepened to toughen water conserving skill.

“Residents too ought to be willing to end waterlogging. They would possibly well composed create rainwater harvesting constructions and withhold them. Interlocked tiles could be extinct for water percolation,” she mentioned.

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