Chennai: Visitors move from a flooded Government hospital after heavy rains in Chennai on Tuesday. PTI Photo.
The weather office here has predicted more rains in Tamil Nadu over the next 24 hours due to presence of a low pressure in Bay of Bengal.
“Due to low pressure rainfall will continue in next 24 hours in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry with some places receiving heavy to very heavy rainfall,” Regional Meteorological Department Director, S R Ramanan told reporters.
“Cuddalore, Coimbatore, Nilgiris districts may witness very heavy rainfall. For Chennai and its surroundings it may be cloudy with intermittent rainfall over the next 24 hours,” he said.
As there has been heavy downpour during the last 48 hours, Chennai suburban areas like Tambaram and Chembarambakkam received the highest rainfall of 49cms and 47 cms respectively,he said.
Telephone services took a hit as several areas were cut-off due to water-logging.
“The uninterrupted rains have resulted in excessive water-logging and disruption of essential services causing power failure and impacting our services in some regions,” Bharti Televentures said in a statement.
“We at Airtel are relentlessly working with the local authorities to enable smooth mobile communication for Airtel customers across the city,” a company statement said.