Rains Seems to Continue in Kerala and Tamil Nadu

Published on: 18 Oct, 2013
Published under: Kerala Weather News

17 October 2013
Thiruvananthapuram

Heavy to very heavy rainfall has been reported in Kerala and Tamil Nadu during the 24 hours ending Thursday morning. Punalur in Kerala recorded the heaviest overnight rainfall of 19 cm, followed by Kurudamannil (Pathanamthitta); and Thrissur and Enamackel – 16 cm each.

Other major stations receiving heavy rain in the State were Chengannur and Irinjalakuda: 9 cm each; Mavelikkara: 8 cm; Ambalavayal, Piravom and Thodupuzha: 7 cm each.

Heavy rainfall has been forecast over isolated places in the State until Saturday morning, an India Meteorological Department outlook said. In Tamil Nadu, Tiruppur, Madurai, Coimbatore, Erode and Viridunagar districts witnessed heavy rain.

Isolated places in the State are forecast to receive heavy rain until Saturday morning. Winds continue to be easterly over the Bay of Bengal and south peninsula, but curl in home as north-westerlies over Arabian Sea to complete the elongated trough pattern within which falls the rain zone.

Along the track, the system will dump heavy rain over South Tamil Nadu and Kerala, and even coastal Karnataka, according to these models.The odd forecast takes the low-pressure area north along the Tamil Nadu coast, passing over Chennai and South Coastal Andhra Pradesh, raining all the way.

Source– http://www.thehindubusinessline.com

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