Chennai rain likely to intensify – Times of India

Chennai News

CHENNAI: Chennai and neighbouring districts are likely to get heavy rain later in the day and at night as a low pressure over the Bay of Bengal has concentrated into a depression. The city will get rain as the depression moves to the north closer to the coast. Rain will reduce as depression reaches south Andhra coast, said private weather bloggers.
Several parts of the city got rain on Thursday morning. Nungambakkam recorded 1.2cm rain, Ennore 2mm, Meenambakkam 2.4cm as per the live weather update of the Met department.
The Met department has issued a red alert to Cuddalore Puducherry, Villupuram Chengalpet, Kancheepuram, Chennai and Tiruvallur districts.
Heavy to very heavy is likely over Salam, Perambalur, Ariyalur Dharmapuri, Tirupathur, Vellore and Ranipet districts.
An orange alert was issued for Tiruvannamalai district.
Surface wind is likely to have a speed of 30 to 40 kmph along the north costal districts.
Some districts received heavy rain overnight. Kundhalam in Tirupur district got 20 cm of rain.
The Greater Chennai Corporation continued to operated pumps in streets to remove water even as it rained. There was no flooding in Ashok Nagar and Seethammal Colony in Alwarpet on Thursday morning. These areas were inundated a week ago.
Corporation commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi appealed to people to inform the civic body if commercial establishments and residents let sewage into the drains illegally. “We found many blockages in drains due to illegal sewage discharge. We have removed such blockages. We hope to remove more. This has to be taken up as a movement, and residents should be a part of it,” he said.