- The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted light rainfall in Tamil Nadu and some other southern states until November 18. As per the IMD’s morning bulletin, Tamil Nadu is expected to receive light to moderate rainfall from November 12 to November 18, with the possibility of thunderstorms accompanied by lightning or gusty winds on November 14 and 15. Similar weather predictions have also been made for Kerala, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Mahe, Puducherry, and South Karnataka, among other regions.
The bulletin released by the Met Department indicated that the rain activity in south peninsular India would be caused by easterly/northeasterly winds from the Bay of Bengal. The Department also mentioned that the rainfall in the region would decrease over the next two days before a fresh spell of rain begins.
On Saturday, Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala and Ramnadu in Tamil Nadu received 3 cm of rainfall, while Kottayam in Kerala received 2 cm of rainfall. The Met Department reported heavy rainfall in Ramanathapuram district on Friday and Saturday, with Thangachimadam in Tamil Nadu receiving 15 cm of rainfall and Mandapam experiencing 14 cm of rainfall, causing disruption to daily life.
On November 9th, a landslide took place on the Kotagiri-Mettupalayam road in the Nilgiris district, causing a disturbance in traffic and necessitating the rerouting of vehicles. Additionally, two trains in the Nilgiris Mountain Railway section were cancelled due to heavy rainfall earlier this week.
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