Northeast Monsoon lashes Coastal Districts

Yesterday saw one of the most widespread rains of this season as Northeast Monsoon lashes Coastal Districts across the state.  All the way from Chennai to Nagappattinam many places got heavy rains with Delta districts getting extremely heavy rains at few places.  Karaikkal recorded 180 mm till 5:30 AM while Cuddalore recorded 144 mm till 5:30 AM.  Even in places surrounding Chennai heavy rains were recorded with the IMD observatory in Nungambakkam recording 31 mm till 5:30 AM

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Northeast Monsoon Update:  The trough of low that was over South Bay is now seen around SW of Comorin coast and is expected to move in a Westward direction.  This could mean the rains could slow down for Coastal Tamil  Nadu and possibly increase over the Western Coasts of Kerala and Karnataka.  This could be good news for those from Chennai who have possibly started to worry about situations of last week repeating once again.  Today we could see parts of South TN around Theni. Virudhunagar, Madurai, Tirunelveli get some rains these rains could be heavier along the foot hills of the Western Ghats.  Coastal areas around Kanyakumari could also see fairly widespread rains with few places getting heavy rains

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Chennai Weather Update: Cloudy skies with on and off moderate spells of rains right through the day.  Later part of the evening / night we could see the rains ease off and possibly slow down as the impact of the trough starts to wane away.