Heavy Rainfall in Kanyakumari
During the last 24 hours, heavy rainfall and thundershowers occurred over coastal parts of Tamil Nadu and adjoining parts of South Kerala. Also, a few scattered places received heavy showers. Several parts of Kanyakumari district received heavy rainfall on Wednesday, with Chittar II recording a maximum of 142.6 mm.
These weather conditions occurred due to the presence of an upper air Trough which was extending from the Comorin region to Lakshadweep. Two people died in separate incidents of wall collapse as Cyclone Tauktae brought heavy rain to Kanyakumari and western districts of the state as well. Weather experts have forecast heavier rainfall in Coimbatore on Sunday.
Kanyakumari Weather Report:
Kanyakumari weather is 29°c Thunderstorm, wind 8 to 20 km/h from west, rain 1.5 mm. Humidity 94%, Sunrise 06:01 AM, Sunset 06:33 PM, Cloud 75% Moonrise 05:33 PM, Moonset 04:45 AM, Pressure 1007 mb, Illum 96.6
Looking at the weather in Kanyakumari, India over the week, the maximum temperature will be 30℃ (or 87℉) on Friday 28th May at around 2 pm. In the same week the minimum temperature will be 20℃ or 69℉ on Wednesday 26th May at around 11 pm.
The national weather service for Kanyakumari, India is reporting Wednesday 26th May to be the wettest day in the coming week with around 11.30mm or 0.4 inches of rainfall. Make sure to carry an umbrella if you are out and about in Kanyakumari, India.
The windiest of all days will be Wednesday 26th May as wind will reach 22mph or 35kmph at around 5 pm.
Since, this system is extending northwards and weakening over Comorin region, hence rainfall activity will now decrease slightly over Tamil Nadu. However, due to the prevalence of northeasterly winds, which are mainly moist in nature, light spells of rain and thundershowers might affect Tamil Nadu. These light rains will be seen mainly across the southern coast.
Kerala, on the other hand will see spells of rain and thundershowers at some places during the next 12 to 18 hours. Only light rains may occur at isolated places. Thereafter, the rain intensity will decrease. Places like Nagapattinam, Pamban, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Kodaikanal, Tiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kochin, Kozhikode, Trissur etc may be affected by these rains.
Other parts of these states are likely to remain mostly dry and warm with mostly cloudy sly conditions. Furthermore, similar weather conditions are likely to continue during the next 2 to 3 days over both the states.
Two-year-old Regina of Ramanthurai near Killiyoor died when the wall of their house collapsed and fell on her around 2 am on Saturday. In a similar incident, 36-year-old Eugine of Kokkudivilai near Karode died when the soaked mud wall of his house fell on him on Friday evening. High alert was sounded on the banks of the Thamiraparani river flowing through Kanyakumari district as the outflow from Pechiparai dam was increased to 3,000 cusecs late on Saturday evening.
The rain, continuing for the fourth day, caused flooding in Thirparappu waterfalls, forcing the local body administration to ban bathing there.
Due to persistent rain in catchment areas, water level in major dams such as Pechiparai and Perunchani increased considerably.
The level in Pechiparai dam stood at 31.30 feet and the level was 62.15 feet in Perunchani dam.
Kothaiyar and Paraliar rivers are also flooding.
Rainfall recorded at various places was (in mm): Chittar II 142.6, Chittar I 110, Thirparappu 80, Colachel 68.8, Perunchani 65, Puthananai 63.2, Adayamadai 59, Mullanginavilai 47, Pechiparai 43, Anaikkidangu and Kurunthancode 39 each, Mambazhathuraiaru 38, Balamore 27.2, Boothapandi and Kottaram 23 each, Nagercoil 20, Mylaudi 18.2, Eraniel 12.6 and Kannimar 11.5, PWD sources said. The rain, continuing for the fourth day, caused flooding in Thirparappu waterfalls, forcing the local body administration to ban bathing there.