Rain lashes TN, Chennai records wettest day

Rain lashes TN, Chennai records wettest day

Rain lashes TN, Chennai records wettest day
Heavy rains triggered by a trough in the Bay of Bengal pounded the northern parts of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai on Wednesday night as the weatherman predicted further downpour in the coming days.

Met officials said a lower level trough runs from Telangana to south Tamil Nadu across south coastal Andhra Pradesh and north interior Tamil Nadu, extending up to 0.9 kilometres above mean sea level.

“Under the influence, heavy rain is likely to occur over north interior Tamil Nadu during the next 48 hours,” a senior Met official told DH, adding that fishermen in the state and neighbouring Puducherry were warned of strong winds.

Kancheepuram recorded a maximum of 100 mm rains, followed by Chennai which registered 80 mm rains in just two hours Wednesday night. A senior Met official also said Chennai recorded its highest rainfall in a day this year’s monsoon season and the wettest September in two decades.

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