A well-marked low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal is set to bring rains to the State for two or three more days. While northern parts of the State are likely to see rainfall at many places, a few weather stations in south Tamil Naduare also likely to record rainfall till Friday.Rainfall in 24 hrs ending 8.30 am today in the city:. Sholavaram recorded 11 cm, Red Hills 11 cm, Cheyur 10 cm, Numgampakkam, Puzhal 9 cm, Marakanam and Tindivanam 8 cm.
There is a possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall, up to 24 cm, in north districts and Puducherry today, according to officials of the Meteorological Department.Weatherstations at Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam record 9 cm of rainfall in the past 24 hours ending 8:30 a.m. on Thursday. Intermittent rains, that may be heavy at times in Chennai, may continue on Thursday. Schools, colleges closed
Schools and colleges in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur will remain closed on Thursday. The respective Collectors declared a holiday following rain. Exams put off in 3 Dts.
The examinations scheduled from 22-11-2018 for affiliated colleges of Anna University will be conducted as scheduled.
However, the examinations scheduled on 22-11-2018 and 23-11-2018 will not be conducted for the colleges located in Nagapattinam, Thiruvarur and Pudukkottai districts (College Codes: 8201, 8202, 8203, 8204, 8208, 8211, 8215, 8216, 8217, 8222, 8226, 8123, 8128, 8144, 8302, 9103, 9109, 9112, 9114, 9116, 9117, 9124 and 9126).
The schedule for the postponed examinations for the colleges in the districts of Nagapattinam Thiruvarur and Pudukottai districts will be announced later. Rains to continue for three days
Several parts of the rain-starved Chennai city received moderate rainfall since Tuesday night. Intermittent rain over the city is likely to continue till Friday but the intensity may reduce from Thursday.S. Balachandran, Deputy Director General of Meteorology, Chennai, said there was a well-marked low-pressure area over southwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal Tamil Nadu.
“This will ensure moderate rain over Tamil Nadu till Saturday. There is no chance for the weather system to intensify into a depression,” he added.
A view of a damaged house, which got collapsed due to overnight rain, at Emaneswaram in Paramakudi in Ramanathapuram district. | Photo Credit: L. Balachandar
As the system moves westwards, interior parts will begin to get more rainfall on Thursday. Surface winds may blow with a speed of 45 km per hour and at times 55 km per hour in districts, including Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Vellore, under the influence of the weather system, he said.
The rain has brought only a marginal inflow of 15 million cubic feet of water to the city’s water bodies.