Friday, June 03, 2011

Coimbatore District getting copious rainfall

COIMBATORE: Heavy rain lashed Coimbatore city and its suburbs on Wednesday. As soon as South-West Monsoon set in over Kerala, Coimbatore had its impact. There was a slight relief from the scorching heat and drizzle was experienced in the district from Tuesday. Power supply got disrupted in the heavy rain and gusty winds at many places.

A sharp increase of 10 cm in water level was recorded at Siruvani dam, the city's main drinking water supply source. Storage improved to 863.78 ft as against the full reservoir level of 878.5 ft. Siruvani dam recorded 95 mm rainfall as at 8.30 a.m. on Thursday while its foothills recorded 88 mm.

Rainfall in the last 24 hours at 8.30 a.m. on Thursday: Coimbatore Airport 38, Mettuppalayam 35, Pollachi 50, Periyanaickenpalayam 21, Sulur 25, TNAU 52, Chincona 100, Chinnakallar 138, Sholayar 210, Parambikulam 225, Valparai 132, Valparai PAP 84, Valparai Taluk 65, Vettaikaranpudur 44, Lower Nirar 125, Makkinampatti 62, Sircarpathy 73 and Coimbatore South 45 mm.

Source: The Hindu

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