Chennai, Nov 30: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in Tamil Nadu from December 2 onward. According to the India Meteorological Department, heavy wind is expected as well from Wednesday and it has advised the fishermen not to venture into the sea.
The news of the expected rain has created mix response from the people of Tamil Nadu. The state has a history of rainfall during the month of November, but this year the monsoon behaved abnormally and hence the news of rainfall has brought respite for the people.
But at the same time, Chennai fears a 2015 like situation. The Chennai floods last year led to huge loss of life and property in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh. But experts have claimed that a 2015 like flood is unlikely. The flood which was a result of saturated ground water belt and the city’s reservoir is unlikely to happen this year as rain in the state has been minimal this year.
Many people are actually looking forward to the rains. It is because Chennai depends on rains for drinking water. But owing to inadequate rain this year, Chennai Greater corporation was already seeking other methods for fulfilling water requirements of the city. In that scenario, the rains are good for Tamil Nadu.
Here are the three important things we must know about the expected rains in Tamil Nadu:
1. Warning by Met Department
According to the Met Department, on Nov 30 and Dec 1, high speed wind reaching 45-55 kmph is expected to hit the state. Owing to this, the fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea along and off coast. This will reportedly be followed by heavy to very heavy rain at a few places over coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
2. Chennai flood unlikely
Usually Tamil Nadu receives heavy rainfall during November, but due to South West winds, the north-east monsoon is apparently hitting the state a bit late this year. But experts have claimed that there is no need to fear a 2015 flood like situation. The flood was a result of saturation of water reservoirs and ground water belt. This year no such situation is expected.
3. Why is the news good for Tamil Nadu?
Chennai depends on rain water to fulfill its drinking water requirement. The delay in monsoon worried the people and they were looking for alternative measures to fulfill it. Reportedly, they were also considering asking for water from Andhra Pradesh. So the news of the expected rain is good for Chennai and Tamil Nadu generally.