Saturday, July 10, 2010

Rainfall across Tamilnadu in last 2 days


Several parts of Ramanathapuram districts received heavy rain on Friday, bringing cheer to the people. The rain, which began at around 10.30 a.m., continued till around 12 noon. The town received good rainfall for the first time since May. Rainwater logged the streets such as Vandikkara Street, Vevekanandar Street, Salai Street, Kenikarai, Agraharam Road and other low lying areas of the town. The sky was overcast all through the day in Ramanathapuram. Other areas including Paramakudi, a few places around Thiruvadanai received moderate to heavy rain.

The rain had brought down the temperature to a great extent, which was abnormally high during the last few days. It was expected that the present climate would continue to prevail for a few more days.


Many parts of Sivaganga districts including Karaikudi and Sivaganga also received heavy downpour on Friday. The people of Karaikudi enjoyed the heavy rain that lashed at the early hours. Many streets were flooded due to the heavy rainfall.


Rains for nearly two hours lashed Salem city and its suburbs on Thursday night inundating all low-lying areas. An unidentified body was found in a drainage channel on Friday morning at Seelanaickenpatti here. Rain water mixed with sewage entered the houses at many low-lying areas in the city forcing the residents to undergo a sleepless night on Thursday. As Corporation was undertaking desilting works in the channel at Narayanana Nagar, the entire water overflowed on to the streets causing great hardship to the residents who insisted that the works should be completed before the onset of rainy season.

Sankagiri registered the maximum rainfall of 66 mm followed by Salem city - 55.5 mm, Yercaud - 55, Mettur - 54.8, Edapadi - 44 and Omalur - 19.8.


Heavy rain lashed many parts of the Krishangiri districts on Thursday night. Due to this, water level in many water bodies in the districts have improved moderately. Flood water entered residential colonies in low-lying areas near KRP Dam in Krishnagiri. Villagers of Chinnamuthur, Sundekuppam and Periyamuthur said that even a brief spell of rain, flood water logged in the area for two-three days. This is because of the absence of proper storm water drain facilities and encroachments on the canals, villagers said. The water level of the KRP Dam on Thursday was 48 ft against its full height of 52 ft. Depression brought rain in the district whole night on Thursday, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Water levels rose in many water bodies in Denkanikottai, Thali area.

The maximum rainfall registered in Thali is 107 mm. Rainfall in other areas in mm: Nedungal - 96.4, Shoolagiri - 86.4, Denkankottai - 86, KRP Dam - 75, Krishnagiri - 37.5, Anchetti - 25, Uthangarai - 33, Hosur - 14.4 and Royakottai - 14.


Due to heavy downpour in Dharmapuri, many roads such as Four Roads junction, Tirupattur Road, Mohamed Ali Road and Pennagaram Road were flooded. In many places, rain water was flowing on the road along with sewage.

Rainfall registered in mm: Palacode - 114, Dharmapuri - 105, Marandaalli - 92.6, Thumbal Alli Dam - 57, Pennagaram - 44, Pambar - 40, Nagavathi - 33 and Chinnar Dam - 27.


Erode district witnessed moderate to heavy showers on Thursday night. Bhavani Sagar registered a maximum rainfall of 64 mm followed by Perundurai (30 mm). A few other parts in the district including Erode town, Bhavani, Gobichettipalayam and Sathyamangalam also received moderate showers on Thursday night.

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