Tamil Nadu continued to experience monsoon fury, with heavy rains pounding various parts of the State under the influence of a well-marked low pressure area over Bay of Bengal, as the death toll from rain-related incidents climbed to 59.
There seemed to be no respite from the downpour with many parts of Chennai coming under water even as the weatherman forecast more rains for the next 24 hours, beginning 0830 hrs.
The India Meteorological Department said in a bulletin on Sunday that the well-marked low pressure area over southwest Bay of Bengal adjoining Sri Lanka persisted and “it is likely to move west-northwestwards towards Tamil Nadu coast and would concentrate into a depression during next 24 hours.”
Under its influence, more rains were expected in the next 24 hours, the Regional Meteorological Department said.
Here’s a look at some of the pictures that surfaced on Twitter:
@ChennaiRains pic.twitter.com/MLZPXw7lQ4— Shinoj Raghavan (@rshinoj) November 16, 2015
#ChennaiRains An aerial view and a local view.. pic.twitter.com/LjFEgZSFhz— Ramesh (@rameshlaus) November 15, 2015
Status at sriperumbudur & kanchipuram #chennairains #chennaiweather @chennaiweather @ChennaiRains @SkymetWeather pic.twitter.com/UuMHdlhGXq— Murali Ottikundala (@ottikundala) November 16, 2015
@chennaiweather Selaiyur caught between two lakes pic.twitter.com/Tv1CVttKzS— Muthu Nayagam P (@nayagam_p) November 16, 2015
Scene at Thaiyur, OMR near PSB college. OMR can be seen as a line. Image thanks to @bjprasanth87 #chennairains pic.twitter.com/dSxBqV8ZJP— ChennaiRains (@ChennaiRains) November 16, 2015
@ChennaiRains #Nanmangalam #Kovilambakkam @requestboatvservice pic.twitter.com/6C2N5Ag1tp— தனசேகர் (@dhans_dce) November 16, 2015
#chennairains Mogappair east 8:15 am Nov 16 @ChennaiRains pic.twitter.com/epjXEqRWsM— Kalyan Raj (@appukalyan) November 16, 2015
@ChennaiRains #annanagar k4 #policestation road. #chennai #chennairains #waterlogging #stayindoors #StaySafe pic.twitter.com/AB9IlZ4uCk— mukasash.com (@mukasash) November 16, 2015