Rain lashes Kerala, brings TN respite from heat

Heavy rains lashed over entire south Tamil Nadu affecting normal life due to a depression over Comorin with weathermen predicting more downpours during the next 48 hours.

Thundershowers continued to lash parts of Kerala as well.

"A well marked low pressure area has turned has a depression over Comorin and under its influence heavy rain will occur at many places over south Tamil Nadu and Puducherry during the next 48 hours", Deputy Director General of Meterology S R Ramanan said.
 "Yesterday’s (Tuesday) well marked low pressure area over Comorin area moved northwestwards and now lies over South Kerala. Due to this heavy rain will occur in these region in the next two days", he said.

He said Tamil Nadu and Puducherry fishermen were warned not to venture into sea as strong onshore winds from easterly direction speed reaching 60 KM per hour along the coast.

According to the latest weather bulletin, highest rainfall of 30 cm recorded in Papanasam in Tirunelveli district in the last 48 hours followed by Kanyakumari, which registered 12 cm in the same period. “Isolated heavy to very heavy rain may occur over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and  isolated downpour may also occur over Coastal Karnataka", the official said.

The downpour, which crippled normal life in the state, has brought copious inflows to various reservoirs and lakes in the state that supply drinking water to the people in southern districts.

Meanwhile heavy rain lashed Chennai and suburbs on Wednesday night, which crippled normal life of the people.

In Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Aryankavu and Thenmala (both in Kollam district) received heavy rain on Thursday, with each recording 10 cm of rainfall. Parts of Kottayam and Alappuzha districts, too, recorded heavy rainfall at an excess of 7 cm.

Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam, Idukki and northern Malappuram districts also received rain on Wednesday.
DH News Service

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