Thursday, December 18, 2008

Incessant late monsoon rains in Chennai

18-December-2007 - Revisited
Taken from
Starting on late Monday night it has been raining non-stop in Chennai and surroundings. A low-pressure system that has developed in the Bay of Bengal is moving slowly through Tamil Nadu. This stalled system has produced close to 8 inches of rain in various part of Tamil nadu. In the city normal life has been disrupted. The rain at times heavy has made traffic of cars, trains, and buses very difficult.
Our plans in Chennai are also affected. We couldn’t do most of the outside activities. However, the plight of even less fortunate is bad. Many of them have to live in cold and wet places with no recourse to dry living conditions. Schools have been canceled. Businesses are also affected as most stay home to avoid the problem of navigating flooded streets and highways.
The fishermen have been advised not to go into the seas so as to avoid high winds and rough seas.
Today (18-Dec-08). It was a DRY and CLEAR day.