Due to the formation of a depression in the Bay of Bengal, heavy rains have been pelting Tamil Nadu. The IMD said in its most recent bulletin that the weather system would pass along the coast this evening. The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has decided to cancel arrivals at Chennai Airport from 1:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday due to heavy rains and crosswinds. The departures, however, will continue, according to AAI. It went on to say that the decision was made “while keeping passengers’ safety and the severity of the wind in mind.”
In Tamil Nadu, 14 people have died as a result of the heavy rains. On Thursday, the India Meteorological Department issued a red alert in parts of Tamil Nadu, including northern Chennai, Tiruvallur, Chengelpet, Kancheepuram, Ranipet, Villupuram, and Cuddalore districts, indicating heavy to extremely heavy rainfall.
Due to the formation of a depression in the Bay of Bengal, heavy rains have been pelting Tamil Nadu. According to the IMD’s most recent bulletin, the weather system was moving northwestward at a speed of 14 kilometers per hour. At 11.30 a.m., it was about 80 kilometers east-southeast of Chennai and 140 kilometers east-northeast of Pondicherry. According to the IMD, by Thursday evening it is expected to continue moving northwestwards and cross the coasts of north Tamil Nadu and adjacent Andhra Pradesh between Karaikal and Sriharikota, close to the north of Pondicherry.
On Thursday, several roads in Chennai were swamped. At least seven roads and 11 subways were closed, and commuters were diverted throughout the city. Some suburban trains were postponed, while others were delayed, due to waterlogging on rail tracks. The Airport Authority of India stated that flights were operating normally and that alternative provisions were being made at airports due to the inclement weather.