The regional meteorological centre, Chennai, predicted light to moderate rainfall accompanied by lightning and thunderstorms in the city and nearby districts of Tamil Nadu for Monday. Rain is expected to continue in Tamil Nadu till November 9.
Rainfall is expected to continue in Tamil Nadu till November 9. (Credits: PTI)
By India Today Web Desk: The Regional meteorological centre, Chennai, has predicted that light to moderate rainfall is likely to occur over the city and the nearby Chengalpattu district on Monday morning. The RMC added that thunderstorms and lightning would likely accompany the rain on November 7. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 31C and 24-25C respectively.
The weather department predicted that light to moderate rainfall is expected to continue in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal till Wednesday, November 9. Meanwhile, on Sunday, precautionary preparations were underway after the India Meteorological Department warned of heavy rainfall.
Since the onset of the Northeast monsoon, rainfall has been lashing several districts in Tamil Nadu, including Chennai, Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu and Tiruvarur.
Two people died in separate rain-related incidents in Chennai last week. Tamil Nadu’s capital has been receiving intermittent spells of rain since October 31 due to the Northeast monsoon. As a result, several parts of the city were inundated and streets were left water-logged.
Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin held a meeting with city authorities to review the precautionary measures. He ordered officials to ensure that hospitals are ready and to move people away from low-lying areas if required.
“If needed, place citizens in relief centres and make sure basic amenities are provided. Even a small mistake will cause a bad reputation and a small good deed will bring about great appreciation. Remember this,” said the Tamil Nadu chief minister.
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Further, he instructed officials to remove damaged and weak walls to ensure no collapses happen. He also ordered officials to prioritise pregnant women, senior citizens and children. He also told officials that there were no electricity-related problems due to the rain.