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Heavy rains to continue in Tami Nadu: Met Dept

Chennai, Tue, 10 Nov 2009 ANI

Chennai, Nov. 10 (ANI): The heavy rains continued in Tamil Nadu for the sixth day consistently, with the regional meteorological department predicting that the heavy rains will not stop even for the next 24 hours.


The low-pressure formed in Arabian Sea has intensified, thus leading to more rainfall in the next 24 hours.


"Yesterday's deep depression over Arabian sea moved northwards and intensified into deep depression and less tread over west of Mangalore. This system may intensify further and move towards north-east direction and may cross Konkan and the south Gujarat coast by the 12th morning," said K Kulandaivelu, Director of Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai.


Several low-lying parts of Tamil Nadu have drowned in water owing to continuous rainfall since Wednesday.


Keti in Nilagiri district in Tamil Nadu has recorded a maximum of 82 cm rainfall.


According to Kulandaivelu, the monsoon over Tamil Nadu may be widespread and chances are that some places might face heavy rainfall.


He also warned that Chennai might face one or two spells of thunder showers in the coming 24 hours.


Waterlogging on roads in Chennai has led to disruption in vehicular movement, causing great inconvenience to commuters.


"For the four last days heavy rain is pouring, roads are blocked with water and the traffic is heavy, our essential work is disrupted. If rain stops only then it will be useful for us," said Mathuraj, a local resident. (ANI)


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