Chennai weather forecast: Heavy rains predicted over next 48 hours

With heavy rains continuing in Tamil Nadu, especially Chennai, there is little respite in store for the residents.

Last Updated: Dec 02, 2015, 11:52 AM IST
Chennai weather forecast: Heavy rains predicted over next 48 hours
An Indian Navy helicopter drops food packets to people surrounded by flood waters in Chennai

Chennai: With heavy rains continuing in Tamil Nadu, especially Chennai, there is little respite in store for the residents.

The Indian Meterological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rains for Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Puducherry over the next 48 hours.

The forecast is especially grim for the northern districts of Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram.

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The trough of low pressure now lies over Southwest Bay adjoining Sri Lanka off Tamil Nadu, officials at the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) said.

Under its influence, widespread rains are expected across the state on Wednesday, with the possibility of “scattered heavy to isolated very heavy rainfall over coastal districts”.

LS Rathore, Director General, India Meteorological Department (IMD), has said that the situation is unlikely to improve over the next few days.

“The rain in coastal areas of South India is expected to continue for next 72 hours. Situation is worse in north Tamil Nadu, and now heavy rains are expected in south Tamil Nadu and Kerala too,” Rathore said.