November isn't been kind enough for Chennai and several parts of Tamil Nadu as the territory has been given the third warning in a month. Chennai had braced up incessant rainfall in the previous spells, which had inundated several parts of the city and triggered massive disruption. The historical downpour had brought back the memories of the 2015 floods and when the city is still yet to come back to normalcy, the meteorological department has now issued a fresh warning that Chennai and parts of the state are likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall in the coming week.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a series of warnings for various parts of the state. It has been predicted that Chennai will receive heavy rainfall on Thursday - November 25, during which a yellow warning was issued. Heavy rainfall is also expected to occur on November 26 due to which the IMD had issued an orange warning for Chennai and its adjacent districts.
On November 25, it has been predicted that Chennai and the southern coastal districts of Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, and Ramanathapuram are likely to receive heavy rains and a yellow warning has been issued. During the same day, other districts surrounding Chennai are likely to receive very heavy rain, and an orange warning has been issued for Chengalpattu, Kanchipuram, Ranipet, and Tiruvallur.
The orange warning has been issued on November 26 for Chennai and its adjacent districts of Chengalpattu, Kanchipuram, and Tiruvallur. Other districts are likely to receive heavy rains, and a yellow warning has been issued on the same day for the districts of Ranipet, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Tirupattur, Villupuram, Karaikal, Myladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, Thanjavur, Pudukottai, and Ramanathapuram.
Earlier, Chennai and several parts of Tamil Nadu were issued with a warning of heavy rainfall during the Diwali weekend and on November 18, for the second time. The recent warning of heavy rainfall on November 25 has become the third one in a month and the reports say the recent warnings were issued following the possibility of the formation of a low-pressure area and a cyclonic circulation over the southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood extending up to 3.1 km above mean sea level.
It must be noted that the meteorological department has issued a yellow warning was issued on November 23 for the districts of Madurai, Tenkasi, Virudhunagar, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Kanyakumari, and Ramanathapuram. A similar warning has been issued for the districts of Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Ramanathapuram, Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam, and Mayiladuthurai on November 24.