Intense thunderstorms batter Cuddalore, Puducherry

The Chennai Regional Meteorological Centre has predicted ongoing thunderstorm exercise for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry throughout the districts of Cuddalore, Puducherry, Villupuram, Kallakurichi, Nilgiris, Theni, Tirunelveli, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Salem, Tiruvannamalai, Ranipet, Vellore and Tirupattur, a day right after extremely major thunderstorms battered Cuddalore and Puducherry.

A nationwide weather conditions forecast from India Meteorological Department, Delhi, indicated the possibility of light-weight to average rainfall at isolated/scattered destinations about Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala and Mahe on each Monday and Tuesday.

But it warned that isolated major rainfall might lash sections of Interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal. Isolated thunderstorms and lightning are forecast about Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala and Mahe until Monday.

European company forecast

A European Centre for Medium-Selection Weather conditions Forecast (ECMWF) outlook until Monday indicated a occupied day for sections of Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Interior Karnataka and North Tamil Nadu. This spans an area 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 excess rains heading again to sections of Peninsular India and adjoining East-Central India during February 22-28. Likely creating gains are almost total Maharashtra apart from the coast, Telangana, Rayalaseema, and Coastal Andhra Pradesh.

The US Countrywide Centres for Surroundings Prediction expects thunderstorms to proceed to flare up about the region for an additional 7 days (until March 1) adhering to which the pre-monsoon time ordinarily sets in. The initial 7 days of March might see thunderstorms go away Tamil Nadu and get confined to the Kerala coast.

Unusually intensive showers

The 24 hours ending on Sunday morning rainfall at numerous destinations about South Interior Karnataka at a number of destinations about Tamil Nadu & Puducherry at isolated destinations about Kerala, Mahe, Interior Karnataka, Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam and Rayalaseema. Quite light-weight rainfall transpired about Karaikal area and Telangana. Dry weather conditions prevailed about Lakshadweep area.

Rainfall recorded (3 cm and higher than) at big centres in Tamil Nadu are: Pondicherry and Cuddalore-19 each Manimutharu (district Tirunelveli) and Kurinjipadi (Cuddalore)-ten each Papanasam (Tirunelveli)-eight Cheranmahadevi (Tirunelveli), Parangipettai and Bhuvanagiri (Cuddalore)-7 each Coonoor-6 Shoolagiri (Krishnagiri), Marakkanam and Vanur (Villupuram)-5 each.

Places of average exercise

Places of considerably less intensive exercise bundled Uthukuli (Tiruppur), Sankaridurg (Salem), Ambasamudram (Tirunelveli) and Palani (Dindigul)-four 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)-3 each.

Centres getting rainfall of 3 cm or higher than in Coastal Andhra Pradesh are Ongole (Prakasam)-3 in Rayalaseema, Kadiri (Anantapur)-3 and in Karnataka, at Devanahalli-3. Rest of the centres, which includes all big kinds in Kerala, recorded rainfall of considerably less than 3 cm, the Regional Achieved Centre, Chennai, mentioned.