August 30, 2016
Normal life remained affected in Tamil Nadu for the third successive day today as heavy rain battered several districts following an upper air cyclonic circulation over Bay of Bengal. Weathermen have predicted more rains in the next 48 hours.
“Yesterday’s upper air cyclonic west central Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas of north coastal Andhra Pradesh persists, and now it extends up to 3.1 km above sea level, In addition another upper air cyclonic circulation too lies over south Tamil Nadu and adjoining Comorin area,” a senior official at the Regional Meteorological Centre said today.
Heavy to very heavy rains would occur in almost entire Tamil Nadu especially in coastal areas. Fishermen from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry have been warned not to venture into sea, he added.
Thanjavur recorded 110 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours, while Pudukottai registered 90 mm in the same period.
The rains left several areas in Chennai water logged, resulting in traffic jams on several arterial roads.
Many trees were seen uprooted along the highways due to the strong winds and rain. Officials had tough time in clearing the roads.