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Intense thunderstorms batter Cuddalore, Puducherry

The Chennai Regional Meteorological Centre has predicted ongoing thunderstorm action 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 after extremely significant thunderstorms battered Cuddalore and Puducherry.

A nationwide weather forecast from India Meteorological Division, Delhi, indicated the risk of light-weight to reasonable rainfall at isolated/scattered locations about Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala and Mahe on the two Monday and Tuesday.

But it warned that isolated significant rainfall may well lash components 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 right up until Monday.

European agency forecast

A European Centre for Medium-Variety Climate Forecast (ECMWF) outlook right up until Monday indicated a hectic day for components of Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Interior Karnataka and North Tamil Nadu. This spans an location 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 agency sees excess rains heading back again to components of Peninsular India and adjoining East-Central India through February 22-28. Most likely building gains are virtually complete Maharashtra other than the coastline, Telangana, Rayalaseema, and Coastal Andhra Pradesh.

The US Nationwide Centres for Atmosphere Prediction expects thunderstorms to carry on to flare up about the location for an additional week (right up until March 1) pursuing which the pre-monsoon period typically sets in. The initial week of March may well see thunderstorms leave Tamil Nadu and get confined to the Kerala coastline.

Unusually powerful showers

The 24 several hours ending on Sunday morning rainfall at a lot of locations about South Interior Karnataka at a number of locations about Tamil Nadu & Puducherry at isolated locations about Kerala, Mahe, Interior Karnataka, Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam and Rayalaseema. Very light-weight rainfall happened about Karaikal location and Telangana. Dry weather prevailed about Lakshadweep location.

Rainfall recorded (3 cm and previously mentioned) at significant centres in Tamil Nadu are: Pondicherry and Cuddalore-19 each and every Manimutharu (district Tirunelveli) and Kurinjipadi (Cuddalore)-10 each and every Papanasam (Tirunelveli)-8 Cheranmahadevi (Tirunelveli), Parangipettai and Bhuvanagiri (Cuddalore)-7 each and every Coonoor-6 Shoolagiri (Krishnagiri), Marakkanam and Vanur (Villupuram)-5 each and every.

Areas of reasonable action

Areas of fewer powerful action integrated Uthukuli (Tiruppur), Sankaridurg (Salem), Ambasamudram (Tirunelveli) and Palani (Dindigul)-four each and every 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 and every.

Centres receiving rainfall of three cm or previously mentioned in Coastal Andhra Pradesh are Ongole (Prakasam)-3 in Rayalaseema, Kadiri (Anantapur)-3 and in Karnataka, at Devanahalli-3. Relaxation of the centres, such as all significant kinds in Kerala, recorded rainfall of fewer than three cm, the Regional Met Centre, Chennai, explained.