Chennai: Waves touched dangerous levels this afternoon on the east coast of India and heavy to very heavy rainfall was expected in districts of Chennai, Kanchipuram and Thiruvallurin association with very severe cyclonic storm ”Vardah”
The forecast us there will be rainfall and the rainfall intensity will increase gradually becoming heavy to very heavy rainfall (7-19 cm) at a few places and isolated extremely heavy rainfall (≥ 20 cm) over Chennai, Thiruvallur and Kanchipuram districts of Tamil Nadu.
Good inflows are likely into the reservoirs of Poondi, Chembarampakkam and other lakes around the Chennai city. As the lakes are not full, the inflows shall increase the levels in the reservoirs considerably. State government has been advised to maintain strict vigil at all the lakes in case of exceptionally heavy rainfall.