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Heavy rainfall causes waterlogging in several parts of Chennai

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India]: Continuous and heavy rainfall over the past few days led to waterlogging in several parts of Chennai on Saturday.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to heavy rainfall activity over coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal during the next 24 hours. “A cyclonic circulation lies over southwest Bay of Bengal of Sri Lanka coast at middle tropospheric level, under its influence, fairly widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to heavy rainfall activity is very likely over the coast of Tamil Nadu during next 24 hours and decreases thereafter,” said IMD.

Earlier on Friday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin reviewed the waterlogging situation and assured the people that the problem would be resolved.
Stalin, who visited waterlogged areas in Chennai’s Tenampet along with the municipality officials, said, “Yesterday midnight once I reached Chennai from Trichy, I started reviewing the rain situation in the control room of Ripon Building where Chennai corporation officials monitored the situation. The waterlogging issues in Chennai will be resolved by today evening.”
People had found themselves in knee-deep water in T. Nagar on Friday morning. Some inundated roads were also closed as their clearing was underway. People were also seen placing sandbags outside to stop rainwater from entering their houses.

IMD predicts heavy rainfall over Gangetic parts of West Bengal between Dec 4-6

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India]: Thunderstorms and light to moderate rainfall at most places are very likely to occur over the districts of Gangetic West Bengal from December 4 to December 6, 2021, said Indian Meteorological Department on Thursday.
On December 4, heavy to very heavy rain (7-20cm) is likely to occur at one or two places over East Midnapore districts, hence an orange alert had been issued in this regard, added IMD. While heavy rain (7-11cm) is likely to occur at one or two places over West Midnapore, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Jhargram and Howrah districts, hence a yellow alert had been issued, added the IMD.
On December 5, heavy to very heavy rain (7-20cm) is likely to occur at one or two places over East Midnapore, West Midnapore, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Jhargram, Kolkata and Howrah districts, hence an orange alert had been issued, the IMD stated.
While on December 5, heavy rain (7-11cm) was likely to occur at one or two places over Purulia, Bankura, Hooghly, Nadia, Birbhum, Murshidabad, East Bardhaman, West Bardhaman and Malda districts, hence a yellow alert had been issued.
“Yesterday’s low-pressure area concentrated into a Well Marked Low-Pressure Area over
Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining Andaman Sea now lies over Southeast Bay of Bengal
with the associated cyclonic circulation extending up to mid-tropospheric levels,” said the weather bulletin.
“It is likely to move west northwestwards and concentrate into a Depression over southeast & adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal during the next 12 hours. Then it is likely to move northwestwards and intensify into a Cyclonic Storm over central parts of the Bay of Bengal during the subsequent 24 hours,” it added.
“It is likely to reach the west-central Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts around 04th December morning. Thereafter it is likely to move north northeastwards. Under its influence, Thunderstorms and light to moderate rainfall at most places are very likely to occur over the districts of Gangetic West Bengal from December 4 to December 6, 2021, “it further added.

IMD predicts above-normal rainfall for Dec-Feb in 6 states

New Delhi [India]: India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday predicted above-normal rainfall for December to February for coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, south interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, inner Puducherry, and Kerala.
“Our prediction for above-normal rainfall for December to February is for coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, south interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, inner Puducherry, and Kerala,” said the Indian Meteorological Department. “Below normal rainfall probability is predicted for North-West India, thus their average temp is expected to stay above normal,” it added.
“Punjab, Haryana, and west Rajasthan are expected to experience a normal average temperature,” it added.
“It is difficult to tell the temperature as above or below normal of east and west Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, east Rajasthan, and Gujarat, but the maximum temperature is expected to stay below normal,” it said.
Eight people have died in rain-related incidents in Tamil Nadu in November, While, torrential rains claimed 27 lives in Kerala in October.
While unprecedented rainfall claimed the lives of 44 people in Andhra Pradesh.

Heavy rainfall, waterlogging in Chennai

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India]: Due to continuous and heavy rainfall, waterlogging has been reported from several districts of Tamil Nadu including Chennai.
While speaking to ANI, a local, said, “We face a lot of difficulties due to continuous rain. It has also affected transport. Several areas are submerged in floodwater due to torrential rains.”

“We are finding difficulties in getting food as we are not able to move out. The floodwater has entered in our homes,” said another local.
State revenue and disaster management minister KKSSR Ramachandran had informed a total of eight people have died due to heavy rainfall in the state.
Earlier, on Saturday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin met Governor RN Ravi at Raj Bhawan in Chennai. He briefed the Governor about the rain situation and ongoing relief and restoration work in the rain-affected areas in the state.

Depression to result in heavy rainfall in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh

New Delhi [India]: A depression would result in heavy rainfall in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh from November 30 to December 2, informed RK Jenamani, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) scientist.
While speaking to ANI, RK Jenamani, said, “A depression would result in heavy rainfall in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh from November 30 to December 2. Western disturbance might cause heavy to very heavy rainfall in Gujarat, Konkan, and Central Maharashtra from the night of December 1 to December 2.” Jenamani added, “Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Western Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand might experience rainfall and the overall weather would undergo many changes.”

IMD issues yellow alert for Tamil Nadu, heavy rains predicted over next few days

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] : The national weather forecasting agency, India Meteorological Department (IMD), has sounded a yellow alert for Tamil Nadu for November 23 and 24 and an orange alert for November 25 and 26.
“A cyclonic circulation lies over Southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood in lower tropospheric levels. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards towards Tamil Nadu coast during next 4-5 days,” said IMD in an official statement. The weather forecasting agency further informed that a trough runs from the cyclonic circulation Southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood to the Tamil Nadu coast in lower tropospheric levels.
IMD has predicted light to moderate scattered/fairly widespread rainfall over Karnataka, Kerala and Mahe and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal during the next 5 days.
IMD further said, “Isolated heavy rainfall very likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal during next 5 days and over Kerala and Mahe on November 25 and 26. Isolated very heavy rainfall also very likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal on November 25 and 26.”

IMD predicts light to moderate rainfall over Bengaluru

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] : The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted widespread light to moderate rainfall over Bengaluru for the next two days till Tuesday morning.
IMD has also forecast widespread light to moderate rainfall in the rest of Karnataka with isolated heavy rains likely over South Interior Karnataka (SIK), North Interior Karnataka (NIK), Malnad and Coastal Karnataka regions till Sunday morning. Widespread light to moderate rains with isolated heavy rains are likely over Tumakuru, Chitradurga, Kolar, Chikkaballapura, Chamarajanagara and Davanagere districts and widespread very light to moderate rains are likely over remaining districts of the South Interior Karnataka region, as per IMD.
IMD predicted that widespread very light to moderate rains with isolated heavy rains are likely over Ballari, Gadag, Koppala, Haveri, Vijayanagara, Belagavi, Dharwad and Bagalkote districts and widespread very light to moderate rains likely over remaining districts of North Interior Karnataka region.
Widespread light to moderate rains with isolated heavy rains are likely over Chikkamagaluru and Shivamogga districts and widespread very light to moderate rains are likely over Hassan & Kodagu districts in the Malnad region.
“Widespread very light to moderate rains with isolated heavy rains likely over Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada & Udupi districts in Coastal region,” said the official release

IMD predicts light to moderate rain in Telangana over the weekend

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] : The India Meteorological Department has predicted light to moderate rainfall at a few places over the weekend for Telangana, informed K Nagarathna, Head, Weather Forecasting, IMD Hyderabad.
IMD has also predicted heavy rainfall for the Nalgonda and Yadadri Bhuvanagiri districts of Telangana. “Due to a low-pressure area over the southeast and adjoining Bay of Bengal, Telangana is likely to witness light to moderate rainfall at a few places over the weekend. Telangana is likely to witness light to moderate rainfall at a few places over the weekend,” said Nagarathna
“Heavy rain is likely to occur at a few places including Nalgonda and Yadadri Bhuvanagiri,” he added.

IMD issues red alert, heavy rainfall in Chennai

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India]: Following a red alert issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Chennai, the various parts of the city received heavy rainfall on Thursday.
As per IMD, Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Ranipet are expected to receive extremely heavy rainfall due to the low pressure around the coast on Thursday. The weather forecasting agency had earlier predicted that the coastal region of Tamil Nadu is likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls in the southern coastal region of Andhra Pradesh– Rayalaseema and adjoining areas of north Tamil Nadu during the next 24 hours.
“Intense rainfall has begun over coastal Tamil Nadu since early hours of today” tweeted IMD tweeted.
The Low-Pressure Area (LPA) over Southeast and adjoining Southwest Bay now lies as a Well Marked Low-Pressure Area over Southwest and adjoining West-central Bay off north Tamil Nadu-south Andhra Pradesh coasts, IMD informed.
“It is very likely to intensify into a Depression during the next 12 hours,” said IMD.
The Weather department also predicted that Strong winds (speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph) are very likely to prevail over Southwest and adjoining West-central Bay of Bengal and along and off Tamil Nadu-Puducherry-south Andhra Pradesh coasts.
“As Rough to Very Rough Sea conditions are also very likely to prevail over Southwest and adjoining West Central Bay of Bengal and along and off Tamil Nadu-Puducherry-south Andhra Pradesh coasts, Fishermen are advised not to venture into these areas till 19th November morning,” said IMD in an official statement.

Tamil Nadu rains: Rescue operations underway in South Chennai

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] : Following incessant rains in parts of Tamil Nadu over the past few days, special teams from Pudukkottai, Salem, Ramanathapuram and Thanjavur to South Chennai have been rushed to upscale the relief and rescue operations.
Fire Station Officer of Chennai said, Senthil Rajkumar said, “Rescue operations underway in South Chennai. Teams came from Pudukkottai, Salem, Ramanathapuram and Thanjavur. Around 150 personnel have come to Chennai for rescue operations.” Heavy rains continue to lash Chennai and its nearby areas on Thursday morning, affecting vehicular movement and causing waterlogging in the city.
Incessant rain caused water-logging in several parts of Chennai including the areas of Nungambakkam, Sterling road, KMC Hospital road due to heavy rainfall.
The Kodambakkam area of Chennai even witnessed trees being uprooted with water-logging due to heavy rainfall and wind.
As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), depression would continue to move west-northwestwards and cross north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh coasts around Chennai by Thursday evening.
“Depression over southwest Bay of Bengal about 170 km east-southeast of Chennai and 170 km east of Puducherry. Continue to move west-northwestwards and cross north Tamil Nadu & adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts around Chennai by the evening of November 11, 2021,” IMD said.
The office of Divisional Railway Manager of Southern Railway, Chennai on Thursday said that the majority of the services from MAS to Tiruvallur had been suspended due to waterlogging of tracks at Avadi and Ambattur.
“Dear passengers, due to waterlogging of tracks at Avadi and Ambattur, most of the services from MAS to Tiruvallur have been suspended. There are delays on the north side towards Gummidipoondi due to heavy rains between Tiruvottiyur and Korukkupet. Please plan travel accordingly,” said DRM, Chennai.

IMD predicts very light to light rainfall in parts of Karnataka

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] : Several parts of Karnataka, incluing districts in South Interior Karnataka (SIK), Malnad and coastal part of the state are likely to experience very light to light rainfall till Thursday morning, predicted the India Meteorological Department.
According to IMD, dry weather very likely to prevail over North Interior Karnataka (NIK) region. In specific prdiction for SIK region, IMD said “scattered to widespread very light to light rains likely over Chamarajanagara,Ramanagara,Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural, Kolar and Chikkaballapura and Mysuru districts and cloudy conditions likely to prevail over remaining districts of the region.”
In Malnad, IMD said isolated to scattered very light to light rains are likely over Kodagu, Hassan, Chikkamagaluru and Shivamogga districts.
“Isolated very light to light rains likely over Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts and dry weather very likely to prevail over Uttara Kannada district of Coastal karnataka,” it added.
IMD’s rainfall forecast valid till ending at 08:30 am on Tuesday.

IMD predicts extremely heavy falls for Tamil Nadu from Nov 9-11

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] : The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted that a low-pressure area formed under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over the southeast Bay of Bengal will likely reach near the north coast of Tamil Nadu early on Thursday morning (November 11) after concentrating into a depression.
“Under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood, a low-pressure area has formed over the same region. Associated cyclonic circulation extends upto mid-tropospheric levels,” the IMD tweeted. “It is very likely to concentrate into a Depression over Southwest and adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal during next 36 hours. It is likely to move west- northwestwards and reach near north Tamilnadu coast by the early morning of 11th November 2021,” it added.
The IMD further predicted isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated “extremely heavy falls” over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal from November 09-11 and over south Coastal Andhra Pradesh on November 11.
The fishermen have also been advised not to venture into the Southwest and adjoining West-central Bay of Bengal and along and off south Andhra Pradesh-Tamil Nadu coasts and Gulf of Mannar during the next 4 days and over Southeast Arabian sea along and off Kerala coast during the next 24 hours.
“The Well Marked Low-Pressure Area (Remnant of the Depression) over central parts of Arabian Sea with the associated cyclonic circulation extending upto 5.8 km above mean sea level persists. It is likely to move west-southwestwards during next 3 days,” IMD said.
Due to continuous rain for the past three days in Chennai, several places in the city have witnessed waterlogging in low line areas particularly areas like Velachery, Madipakkam, Koratur, and Triplicane. The water has even entered households, disturbing the normal life of people.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Tuesday visited rain-affected and water-logged areas in Chennai and distributed food to needy people in various parts of the city.
The chief minister reviewed the situation of the areas affected in the wake of incessant rains in the city.
With the onset of northeastern rains, Chennai received the heaviest rains in the past six years, recalling the 2015 floods. It resulted in flooding in the central and northern parts of the city.
Tamil Nadu received an average rainfall of 16.84 mm in the last 24 hours. Chengalpet district received the highest, state’s revenue and disaster management minister KKSSR Ramachandran said.
The minister said Chennai Corporation is pumping out water from low-lying areas as the state received less rainfall on Tuesday.
In Chennai, more nodal officers are posted for review and rescue operations, he further added.
Meanwhile, Madurai received heavy rainfall as Tamil Nadu remains under influence of the Northeast monsoon.
The state government has also announced a toll-free helpline number 1913 for the people to communicate rain-related issues.

Bosnian capital struggles with flooding after heavy rainfall

Sarajevo [Bosnia and Herzegovina]: Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), has been hit with severe flooding, the government of Sarajevo Canton said Friday.
“The situation is very serious but still under control,” the government said, adding that no human casualties have been reported so far. Continuous heavy rainfall over the past 24 hours caused the rivers Bosna, Zeljeznica and Tilava to burst their banks and flood roads, homes and businesses in several western and southwestern parts of the capital.
The hardest-hit areas have been the districts of Ilidza, Novi Grad, Ilijas, and Trnovo, where traffic has been interrupted as many streets are underwater. The electricity substation Reljevo has also been flooded, causing blackouts in many parts of the town.
Sarajevo authorities ordered the civil defense and all other relevant agencies to respond appropriately and promptly, as the rainfall continues.
Besides Sarajevo, streets are also submerged underwater in some parts of Konjic, some 50 km south of the capital, where the Neretva river flooded local roads.

Floods affect over 3.5 lakh people across 21 districts in Assam

Dispur (Assam) [India]: As many as 950 villages in 21 districts of Assam have been affected due to floods following heavy rainfall in the state, revealed Flood Reporting and Information Management System (FRIMS).
As per the report of FRIMS released by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on August 30, as many as 950 villages in 21 districts of Assam that inhabit 3,63,135 people have been affected due to floods in the state. The report also revealed that 44 relief centres that include 16 relief camps and 28 relief distribution centres have been opened in the state to help the flood victims.
A total of 1,619 people have taken shelter in these relief camps, said the report.

Japan orders evacuation of over 1.2 million people over heavy rainfall

Tokyo [Japan]: Japan has ordered the evacuation of 1.23 million people in four southwestern provinces over the heavy rainfall, media reported on Saturday.
The evacuation was ordered for residents of the prefectures of Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki and Hiroshima, the NHK broadcaster reported, citing the data of regional authorities. The southwestern regions of Japan have been hit by heavy rains for several days, which raises the risk of floods. A landslide has already left one person dead and two more injured.
The weather will remain rainy in southwestern Japan on Sunday.

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