CHENNAI: Nilgiris and Coimbatore districts will receive heavy rain today due to the low circulation of the tropical cyclone prevailing over South Tamil Nadu and adjoining areas. Apart from this, heavy rain will occur at one or two places in 18 districts, according to the Chennai Meteorological Department. The Southwest Monsoon has intensified and Kerala and other states along the Arabian Sea have received heavy rains and floods. Landslides have occurred at many places in the hilly areas. As the excess water released from the dams overflows and overflows into the rivers, residential areas are flooded at many places.
Normal life has been affected in many places due to heavy rains in 18 districts of Tamil Nadu yesterday. Maximum 230 mm of rain fell in Kodaikanal area alone. 170mm of rain has fallen in Kodaikanal ferry boat area. Amaravati Dam, Antipatti 100mm, Vadipatti, Srivilliputhur, Usilampatti 90mm, Bhavanisagar, Chatankulam 80mm, Kodanadu, Thirumurthy Dam 70mm, Rajapalayam, Vaigai Dam, Philly Hill, Manchalaru 60mm, Mamallapuram, Madhuranthakam 30mm, Ennore 20mm.
Meanwhile, light to moderate rain with thunder and lightning will occur at many places in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Nilgiris and Coimbatore districts will receive very heavy rains at a couple of places. Apart from these, the districts of Theni, Tirupur, Dindigul, Erode, Salem, Karur, Namakkal, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Tirupattur, Trichy, Perambalur, Virudhunagar, Madurai, Thoothukudi, Thenkasi, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari will receive heavy rain at one or two places. Chennai is generally cloudy. Some parts of the city will witness thundershowers. Fishermen are advised not to go to Kumarik Sea areas, Gulf of Mannar, adjacent South Tamil Nadu coastal areas, South West Bay of Bengal and adjacent South East Sea of Bengal areas as cyclonic winds of 50 km per hour will blow today and tomorrow.