Heavy rain batters TN yet again

Heavy rain batters TN yet again

Heavy rain battered Tamil Nadu again on Sunday because of the active north-east monsoon over the region.

“Under the influence of low pressure trough over south bay, heavy rain is expected to occur over coastal areas of Tamil Nadu in next 48 hours,”  a senior weather official said. The low pressure may turn into a depression depending on its movement.

Fishermen were warned not to venture into sea due to strong onshore winds from the north-easterly direction with speed occasionally reaching 55km per hour along the coast.
The latest weather bulletin said Madurai district received a record 13 cm rainfall in the last 24 hours followed by Sivakasi in Virudhunagar district, which received 11 cm rainfall .

The Stanley reservoir in Mettur, the lifeline of delta farmers, received high inflow on Friday morning. The water level crossed 100 feet compared to 85 feet a week ago after the south-west monsoon withdrew from the region.

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