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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 after exceptionally hefty thunderstorms battered Cuddalore and Puducherry.

A countrywide weather forecast from India Meteorological Department, Delhi, indicated the chance of light-weight to reasonable rainfall at isolated/scattered places around Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala and Mahe on each Monday and Tuesday.

But it warned that isolated hefty rainfall may perhaps lash pieces of Inside Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal. Isolated thunderstorms and lightning are forecast around Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala and Mahe till Monday.

European agency forecast

A European Centre for Medium-Selection Weather Forecast (ECMWF) outlook till Monday indicated a fast paced day for pieces of Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Inside Karnataka and North Tamil Nadu. This spans an region 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 surplus rains heading again to pieces of Peninsular India and adjoining East-Central India all through February 22-28. Likely creating gains are just about complete Maharashtra other than the coastline, Telangana, Rayalaseema, and Coastal Andhra Pradesh.

The US National Centres for Ecosystem Prediction expects thunderstorms to continue to flare up around the location for another 7 days (till March one) subsequent which the pre-monsoon year normally sets in. The to start with 7 days of March may perhaps see thunderstorms leave Tamil Nadu and get confined to the Kerala coastline.

Unusually intense showers

The 24 several hours ending on Sunday early morning rainfall at a lot of places around South Inside Karnataka at a handful of places around Tamil Nadu & Puducherry at isolated places around Kerala, Mahe, Inside Karnataka, Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam and Rayalaseema. Pretty light-weight rainfall occurred around Karaikal region and Telangana. Dry weather prevailed around Lakshadweep region.

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

Parts of reasonable exercise

Parts of less intense exercise included Uthukuli (Tiruppur), Sankaridurg (Salem), Ambasamudram (Tirunelveli) and Palani (Dindigul)-4 each individual 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 individual.

Centres obtaining rainfall of a few cm or earlier mentioned in Coastal Andhra Pradesh are Ongole (Prakasam)-3 in Rayalaseema, Kadiri (Anantapur)-3 and in Karnataka, at Devanahalli-3. Rest of the centres, like all significant ones in Kerala, recorded rainfall of less than a few cm, the Regional Fulfilled Centre, Chennai, reported.