Intense thunderstorms batter Cuddalore, Puducherry

Lincoln Wylie

The Chennai Regional Meteorological Centre has predicted continued thunderstorm activity for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry across the districts of Cuddalore, Puducherry, Villupuram, Kallakurichi, Nilgiris, Theni, Tirunelveli, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Salem, Tiruvannamalai, Ranipet, Vellore and Tirupattur, a working day following exceptionally major thunderstorms battered Cuddalore and Puducherry.

A national weather forecast from India Meteorological Division, Delhi, indicated the likelihood of mild to moderate rainfall at isolated/scattered sites around Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala and Mahe on both equally Monday and Tuesday.

But it warned that isolated major rainfall may well lash parts of Interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal. Isolated thunderstorms and lightning are forecast around Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala and Mahe until finally Monday.

European agency forecast

A European Centre for Medium-Assortment Temperature Forecast (ECMWF) outlook until finally Monday indicated a occupied working day for parts of Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Interior Karnataka and North Tamil Nadu. This spans an region from Hubballi, Ilakal and Kurnool to Kavali, Nellore, Chennai, Tirupathi, Chittoor, Tiruvannamalai, Bengaluru, Ramanagara, Kola Gold Fields, Davangere, Ballari, Anantapur, Prodattur, Hindupur, Chikkamagaluru, Tumakuru, Punganuru, Hunsur, Hanur, Coimbatore, Udhagamandalam, Salem, Cuddalore, Tiruchirappalli and Muthupet.

Rains returning to Central India

The European agency sees extra rains heading back to parts of Peninsular India and adjoining East-Central India throughout February 22-28. Possible creating gains are practically complete Maharashtra besides the coast, Telangana, Rayalaseema, and Coastal Andhra Pradesh.

The US Nationwide Centres for Atmosphere Prediction expects thunderstorms to keep on to flare up around the location for one more week (until finally March one) adhering to which the pre-monsoon year generally sets in. The first week of March may well see thunderstorms depart Tamil Nadu and get confined to the Kerala coast.

Unusually intensive showers

The 24 hours ending on Sunday early morning rainfall at a lot of sites around South Interior Karnataka at a few sites around Tamil Nadu & Puducherry at isolated sites around Kerala, Mahe, Interior Karnataka, Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam and Rayalaseema. Quite mild rainfall occurred around Karaikal region and Telangana. Dry weather prevailed around Lakshadweep region.

Rainfall recorded (three cm and previously mentioned) at major centres in Tamil Nadu are: Pondicherry and Cuddalore-19 every single Manimutharu (district Tirunelveli) and Kurinjipadi (Cuddalore)-ten every single Papanasam (Tirunelveli)-8 Cheranmahadevi (Tirunelveli), Parangipettai and Bhuvanagiri (Cuddalore)-7 every single Coonoor-six Shoolagiri (Krishnagiri), Marakkanam and Vanur (Villupuram)-five every single.

Spots of moderate activity

Spots of considerably less intensive activity provided Uthukuli (Tiruppur), Sankaridurg (Salem), Ambasamudram (Tirunelveli) and Palani (Dindigul)-four every single Srimushnam, Panruti and KM Koil (Cuddalore), Tirupuvanam (Sivaganga), Bhavanisagar (Erode), Kothagiri (Nilgiris), Cheyyur (Chengalpattu), Mettur (Salem), Vilathikulam (Toothukudi), Kollidam (Nagapattinam), Mettupalayam (Coimbatore) and Periyanaickenpalayam (Coimbatore)-three every single.

Centres getting rainfall of 3 cm or previously mentioned in Coastal Andhra Pradesh are Ongole (Prakasam)-three in Rayalaseema, Kadiri (Anantapur)-three and in Karnataka, at Devanahalli-three. Relaxation of the centres, including all major kinds in Kerala, recorded rainfall of considerably less than 3 cm, the Regional Met Centre, Chennai, claimed.

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