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Sea water at Kappad beach in Kozhikode suddenly receded by around 100-200 metres, sparking fears of a tsunami on Friday. Express photographer TP Sooraj captured snapshots as a few onlookers curiously watched the exposed parts of the shallow sea bed, instead of running to higher ground for safety.
Cyclone Ockhi, that killed four people in coastal Kerala and five in Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari district as of Friday, is moving westnorthwestwards towards Lakshadweep in the Arabian Sea today,
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) today said that the deep depression which had formed in the Bay of Bengal near Kanyakumari district in Tamil Nadu, bordering Kerala, on Wednesday has now intensified into a cyclonic storm named Ockhi
Pictures from Day 5 of Chennai rains: Evening showers hit city on Friday a day after record rainfall
On the 5th consecutive day of the Chennai rains, the skies opened up yet again late on Friday evening after a day of sunshine, with 55 mm rain recorded around 10 pm at Nungambakkam.
Chennai got some respite from the 'kathiri' heat as brief spells of rain were observed in parts of the city on Thursday morning. Commuters were seen riding through the rain with their raincoats on and their umbrellas up.