Chennai Rains Live Updates 1st December 2019: Lake Storage Levels, Reports of Lake Breach in Siruseri, Heavy to Very Rainfall Predicted, Holiday for Schools Announced?

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December 1st and 2nd are unforgettable days for the people of Chennai, thanks to the catastrophic floods of 2015 which devastated a vibrant city. Until November 28th 2019, the monsoon in Chennai was marginally below the normal expectations. However, the rainfall has picked up in and around the city as well as in several parts of Tamil Nadu.



Chennai Rains December 1st Highlights – Is Red Alert Sounded?

According to the Tamilnadu Weatherman, heavy to very heavy rainfall is predicted in Chennai and nearby regions like Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur, Vellore and Chengalpet. Normal life is taking a setback as the city braces for even more rains in the next 24 to 48 hours. Panic is creeping in the minds of the residents as the devastating floods of 2015 are flashing by their memories. Red alert in imminent in and around Chennai. However, popular weather forecasters and government advisories believe that there is no reason to panic.

As of 1900 hours on December 1st, orange alert is active for Chennai and other parts of Tamilnadu. 

Chennai Rains December 1st 1900 Hours Update: Waterlogging in Selaiyur, Tambaram, Chitlapakkam, Velachery, Mudichur 

Heavy flooding is reported in Chitlapakkam as residents as keeping a close watch on the lake level.

Knee deep water is observed in parts of Mudichur, Tambaram and Selaiyur. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea.

Chennai Lake Storage Levels Update – As of December 1st 1800 Hrs

The residents of Chennai and neighboring regions are keeping a close watch on the lake storage levels. Considering that the lakes were dry a few months ago, there is not much to worry as of now. However, with steady inflows of about 1000 cusecs in Chembarambakkam and Poondi, the levels are increasing considerably as we report. The inflows are expected to increase further in the next 24 hours.

Poondi

Current storage levels in Poondi is almost 33% of its full capacity with steady inflows and rainfall of about 7.8 cm. The storage levels are about 300% more than its level last year.

Cholavaram

Parched Cholavaram receives its first significant inflow however, the lake is less than 5% full.

Red Hills

Red Hills is 50% full and is expected to receive more than 600 cusecs of inflows in the next 24 hours.

Chembarambakkam

The dangerous Chembarambakkam storage levels is definitely getting all the attention thanks to its breach in the 2015 floods. The lake is 25% full and is receiving a steady inflow of about 1200 cusecs and it is predicted to increase upto 2000 cusecs in incessant rains continue.

RESERVOIR
Full Tank Level (ft.)
Full Capacity (mcft)
Level (ft)
Storage
(Mcft)
Inflow  (cusecs)
Outflow (cusecs)
Rainfall (mm)
Storage as on same day last year (mcft)
POONDI
140.00
3231
130.00
989.00
1042
470
78
381.00
CHOLAVARAM
65.50
1081
48.32
96.00
35
11
76
40.00
REDHILLS
50.20
3300
41.54
1639.00
492
89
47
1102.00
SUB TOTAL
 –
 7612 
2,724.00
 –
– 
1,523.00
CHEMBARAMBAKKAM
85.40
3645
71.40
749.00
1182
25
90
185.00
TOTAL
11257
3,473.00
1,708.00
ENTRY POINT
285.46
72
KORATTUR ANICUT
84
TAMARAIPAKKAM
77

Chennai Rains December 1st – How Much Rain Did Chennai Receive in 24 Hours?

According to the data received from The Tamilnadu Weatherman, the following are the numbers (in mm of rainfall received) in areas around Chennai and within the city of Chennai:

Cheyyur – 133
Madhuranthagam – 129
Tambaram IAF – 124
Sathyambama University (Shollinganallur) – 117
Shollinganallur – 112
Anna University (Guindy) – 107
Mahabalipuram – 107
Tambaram – 105
DGP Office Marina – 102
Sriperumbudur – 99
Poonamalle – 96
Ambattur – 92
KK Nagar – 92
Chembarabakkam Lake – 90
Tiruvallur Agro – 90
Hindustan University (Kelambakkam) – 89
Tiruvallur – 85
Pallipattu – 85
Korattur Anaicut – 84
Thiruvalangadu – 82
Chengalpattu – 81
Kelambakkam – 80
Vembakkam – 78
Poondi Lake – 78
Tamaraipakkam – 77
Gummidipoondi – 77
Uthiramerur – 77
Cholavaram Lake – 76
Tiruttani – 75
Meenambakkam – 70
Uthukottai – 70
Arakonam Agro – 70
Ponneri – 67
Kolapakkam – 65
Kancheepuram Agro – 64
Alandur – 62
Nungambakkam – 59
Ennore – 59
Tiruporur – 58
Ayanavaram – 58
Arakonnam – 58
Taramani – 56
Tirukalukundram – 53
Perambur – 50
Redhills – 50
RK Pet – 50
Kancheepuram – 50

Chennai Rains December 2nd – Holiday for Schools and Colleges?

It is yet to be officially announced if schools and colleges will be closed tomorrow on account of heavy rains.

Chennai Rains is trending on Twitter and it is

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