Chennai prepares to witness rainfall for the next two days: Here's what we know!

While parts of north India are reeling in a mayhem caused by heavy and incessant rainfall, the nimbus clouds are predicted to cluster-in above the southern city of Chennai as it will more likely receive rainfall on Monday and Tuesday. Some areas of Chennai had witnessed downpour in the night hours of Sunday - July 9 that led to waterloggings. 

As per the latest predictions, Chennai will receive light to moderate rainfall for two days. According to reports, the weather watchers have forecast rainfall at least for the next two days as southwest monsoon is likely to take a break in neighbouring Kerala. The skies above the city would appear partly-cloudly on Monday and Tuesday. 

Times Of India quoted Senthamarai Kannan, director of regional weather forecasting centre of IMD, saying that the rainfall in the city and the suburbs will be due to convective activity triggered by westerly convergence. The rainfall may happen during evening hours. 

He said, "During southwest monsoon, much of the activity is over Kerala, but some moisture may cross the western ghats and enter Tamil Nadu. When strong seabreeze meets the westerlies, convection happens and it rains. If the seabreeze is not strong, there won't be any rainfall and the moisture would move from west to east and go to the sea." 

As far as the rainfall in North India is concerned, at least 18 people have died due to rain-related incidents as of Sunday in several regions. In cities and towns across the region, many roads and residential areas were submerged and had sparked a major disruption. The Northern Railways said it has cancelled around 17 trains and diverted around 12 others while traffic has been suspended at four locations due to waterlogging.