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Red alert issued in Chennai and 4 other districts as heavy rainfall likely from tonight

Chennai: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued red alert for Chennai  and other four neighbouring districts – Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Chengalpet, Cuddalore and Villupuram for Thursday as a low pressure over the Bay of Bengal is moving closer to the coast.

The IMD has forecast ‘very heavy rain’ for some North Tamil Nadu districts and South Andhra Pradesh districts.

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Meanwhile, the water discharge from the Chennai’s Chembarambakkam and Puzhal reservoir has been increased to 2,000 cusecs following the heavy rainfall forecast in Chennai and neighbouring districts for Thursday. The people living along the banks of these reservoirs have been alerted.

The weather forecast for Chennai in the next 24 hours said, “Sky condition is likely to be generally cloudy. Heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places.” The Meteorological Department has also reported that there will be squally weather with wind speed reaching 40kmph to 50kmph and could touch 60kmph for the two days.



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