On verge of a drought, Chennai likely to get rains this weekend, tamil nadu,
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A day after Train carrying water reached Chennai; the city is likely to get rains this weekend.

The sky condition is likely to be partly cloudy during the day and generally cloudy thereafter till Saturday, the Regional Meteorological Centre in Chennai said.

The Met department forecast for Saturday says, “The sky may be partly cloudy during the day and generally cloudy thereafter. Moderate thunderstorm with rain may occur in some areas.”

Moderate thunderstorm with rain is likely to occur in some areas of the city and light to moderate rain is likely to occur at a few places over Tamil Nadu are expected as well.

Maximum and Minimum temperatures are also surmised to be around 38 and 28 degree Celsius respectively, that will certainly bring a relief for locals and beat the scorching heat.

According to a report, parts of the city, including Guindy and T Nagar received a considerable amount of rainfall on Friday evening.

With a drought-like situation prevalent in the state, the rains would be a relief for the parched city.

The southern metropolis is facing a daily water deficit of at least 200 million litres, which had recently led to some schools being shut, employees being asked to work from home and hotels rationing their water supply for the guests.

The Cholavaram and Redhills reservoirs and Chembarambakkam the lake that supply water to Chennai have run dry with only 16 mcft water left in the Poondi reservoir.

On Friday, finally, it was a sigh with relief as a special 50 wagon train carrying water from Tamil Nadu’s Jolarpettai in Vellore and reached the state capital.

There are plans that the train will carry 25 lakh litres of water with 50 wagons in total of four trips.

In June, Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami rejected Kerala’s offer of a one-time supply of 2 MLD of water to the city.

He announced that Chennai will be getting water from the neighbouring district.


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