‘Low’ forms in Bay, but excess rain moving to South TN
At long last, the hyperactive trough in South-West Bay of Bengal has given birth to a low-pressure area. But the excess rainfall belt is moving from Chennai to the southern districts and adjoining Kerala.
Under the influence of the ‘low,’ the North-East monsoon has been ‘vigorous’ over Kerala and active over Tamil Nadu, an update from Regional Met Centre, Chennai, said.
The chief amounts of rainfall (recorded in cm) during the 24 hours ending on Thursday morning are: Cuddalore-13; Srivilliputhur-12; Peraiyur- 11; Valangaiman-9; Panruti-8; Puducherry, Mudukulatur, Cheranmahadevi and Kadaladi-7 each. The forecast for the next three to four days indicated that the excess rainfall belt is leaving Chennai to the South, adjoining Kerala and Lakshadweep.