Intense thunderstorms batter Cuddalore, Puducherry

The Chennai Regional Meteorological Centre has predicted ongoing thunderstorm activity for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry

The Chennai Regional Meteorological Centre has predicted ongoing 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 extremely weighty thunderstorms battered Cuddalore and Puducherry.

A nationwide climate forecast from India Meteorological Division, Delhi, indicated the probability of gentle to reasonable rainfall at isolated/scattered destinations in excess of Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala and Mahe on both Monday and Tuesday.

But it warned that isolated weighty rainfall may lash elements of Interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal. Isolated thunderstorms and lightning are forecast in excess of Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala and Mahe till Monday.

European company forecast

A European Centre for Medium-Vary Temperature Forecast (ECMWF) outlook till Monday indicated a chaotic working day for elements of Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Interior Karnataka and North Tamil Nadu. This spans an place 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 company sees surplus rains heading again to elements of Peninsular India and adjoining East-Central India through February 22-28. Possible generating gains are practically overall Maharashtra except the coast, Telangana, Rayalaseema, and Coastal Andhra Pradesh.

The US Countrywide Centres for Natural environment Prediction expects thunderstorms to go on to flare up in excess of the location for an additional 7 days (till March 1) pursuing which the pre-monsoon period ordinarily sets in. The initial 7 days of March may see thunderstorms go away Tamil Nadu and get confined to the Kerala coast.

Unusually extreme showers

The 24 hrs ending on Sunday early morning rainfall at several destinations in excess of South Interior Karnataka at a number of destinations in excess of Tamil Nadu & Puducherry at isolated destinations in excess of Kerala, Mahe, Interior Karnataka, Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam and Rayalaseema. Incredibly gentle rainfall happened in excess of Karaikal place and Telangana. Dry climate prevailed in excess of Lakshadweep place.

Rainfall recorded (three cm and over) at key centres in Tamil Nadu are: Pondicherry and Cuddalore-19 each Manimutharu (district Tirunelveli) and Kurinjipadi (Cuddalore)-10 each Papanasam (Tirunelveli)-8 Cheranmahadevi (Tirunelveli), Parangipettai and Bhuvanagiri (Cuddalore)-seven each Coonoor-six Shoolagiri (Krishnagiri), Marakkanam and Vanur (Villupuram)-five each.

Regions of reasonable activity

Regions of a lot less extreme activity involved Uthukuli (Tiruppur), Sankaridurg (Salem), Ambasamudram (Tirunelveli) and Palani (Dindigul)-4 each 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 each.

Centres receiving rainfall of three cm or over in Coastal Andhra Pradesh are Ongole (Prakasam)-three in Rayalaseema, Kadiri (Anantapur)-three and in Karnataka, at Devanahalli-three. Relaxation of the centres, like all key types in Kerala, recorded rainfall of a lot less than three cm, the Regional Met Centre, Chennai, explained.