The Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rains in the southern districts today due to the circulation of the atmosphere. The Meteorological Department has forecast showers from today till the 14th.
Accordingly, light to moderate rain is expected in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. The southern districts of Ramanathapuram, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Tuticorin, Theni, Kanyakumari, Sivagangai, Virudhunagar, Dindigul and Madurai will receive showers.
Earlier in the day, heavy rains along with hurricane force winds lashed Salem and Theni districts, causing severe damage to crops including bananas, the Met office said. Heavy rains lashed parts of Ramanathapuram district including Rameswaram, Pamban and Mandapam early in the morning due to convection and atmospheric circulation. As a result, the roads were flooded and rainwater accumulated in various parts of the city, causing inconvenience to motorists.
Areas including Goripalayam, Simmakkal, Tallakulam and Periyar bus stand in Madurai were lashed by rain for 2 hours yesterday afternoon. Thus, the summer heat in the area subsided and a cooler climate prevailed. The public and farmers in Sivagangai district are happy with the 2nd day of heavy rains in Karaikudi, Puduvayal and Kanadukathan areas.
Similarly, it rained extensively in Tirunelveli district. Heavy cyclonic winds and thunderstorms lashed the Salem district headwaters and surrounding areas. In this, more than a thousand banana trees cultivated in the area were felled. As a result, farmers have lamented the loss of several lakhs of rupees.
More than 10,000 banana trees and betel leaves were damaged due to heavy rains in Periyakulam area of Theni district. As a result, farmers have lamented that they do not know how to repay the agricultural loans obtained from the cooperative banks.
According to the India Meteorological Department, atmospheric circulation is prevailing in the south-western Bay of Bengal and the adjoining Tamil Nadu-North Sri Lankan coast.
Thus, there will be thundershowers at a few places in Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Karaikal. The Met Office has forecast heavy rains in one or two places in the south-eastern districts.