IMD issues red alert as conditions in these states worsened due to torrential rains

Chennai: Since the night of November 26, Chennai has been receiving huge rain. In many regions, the situation has gotten worse due to the constant rain. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a'red alert' for coastal Tamil Nadu, including Chennai, on Friday as a result of this. Furthermore, the National Weather Service has forecasted that the scenario would stay unchanged for the following two days. Chief of the Regional Meteorological Centre S.

In a news conference, Balachandran stated that thunderstorms are expected to occur in Chennai and surrounding areas in the next 24 hours. According to him, Chennai would get severe to extremely heavy rain for the next 48 hours. According to the IMD, torrential rain is being caused by a cyclonic circulation stretching 1.5 kilometres above sea level across Comorin and neighbouring Sri Lanka. On November 29, another low pressure system is expected to emerge in the Bay of Bengal, according to the agency.

 

According to IMD data, Chennai received an average rainfall of 55 mm on November 25 and the city received 32.5 mm rainfall till 4.30 pm on November 26. Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) is operating more than 750 heavy pumps across the city to drain rainwater. 'Chennai is receiving continuous rainfall, so we have not abolished our existing pumping network infrastructure,' said Gagandeep Singh Bedi, commissioner of GCC. All rescue operations are being carried out in the same state.

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