Low Pressure in Bay Brings in Showers, Halts City Life

Likely to turn into a depression, expect more rains, says weatherman; roads flooded

Published: 30th December 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th December 2014 06:00 AM   |  A+A-


CHENNAI: With the low pressure formed in the Bay of Bengal expected to turn into a depression, the city received fairly generous amount of rainfall on Monday that threw normal life out of gear.

The incessant rains resulted in water stagnation and flooding on many city roads even as the city Corporation said it was taking concerted steps to address the issues.

Nungambakkam measured 16.5 mm rainfall while Meenambakkam recorded 14.3 mm. Flooding was reported in 96 roads in the city but the problem had been rectified in 76 of them and in 9 subways, the statement said.

Earlier, the Regional Meteorological Centre had said strong northerly winds, likely to reach speeds of up to 45-55 kmph and occasionally gusty, will hit the coasts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Subsequently, it has advised fishermen to be cautious while venturing into the sea and avoid deep sea fishing off the coast, as sea was expected to be rough.

Temperatures dipped in the city as the skies remained cloudy with Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam recording a maximum and minimum of 25 and 23.5 and 24.5 and 22.5 degree Celsius respectively.

This is a departure of about 2 degree Celsius from normal. Relative humidity was 98 and 96 per cent respectively.

Temperatures are expected to dip marginally in the next two days with the met department observing that the general condition will be of cloudy skies with possibility of light to heavy thundershowers.

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