Tirupati: Cloudburst causes havoc, several lakes breached; Swarnamukhi flooded

Temple town has been receiving surplus rainfall since last year's monsoon season. Today's rain that fell in a short span acted as a catalyst to the event and triggered floods.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  19 Nov 2021 1:45 AM GMT
Tirupati: Cloudburst causes havoc, several lakes breached; Swarnamukhi flooded

Tirupati: Cloudburst has wreaked havoc in Tirupati. Several Lakes around Tirupati were breached and the main river stream of Swarnamukhi was flooded due to the cloudburst.

Temple town has been receiving surplus rainfall since last year's monsoon season. Today's rain that fell in a short span acted as a catalyst to the event and triggered floods.





There has been a cumulative effect of surplus rainfall since the last year. Since 1996, there was no event where the entire city suffered from Floods and today was the day.

The depression over the South-West Bay of Bengal will cross the coast completely by Friday morning close to the south of Chennai. The depression in the last 36 hours has caused torrential downpour in southern parts of Andhra Pradesh State mainly Chittoor, Nellore, Kadapa, and Anantapur district triggering a major flood around the Tirupati region.

In the next 24 hours, the depression is expected to weaken into low pressure due to land interaction and continue its path towards Anantapur and Bengaluru region.

This can cause a pull effect. Intermittent spell of moderate to heavy rains is likely over coastal Andhra Pradesh from Srikakulam to Nellore, while the dense bands of the weakening depression will fall over Anantapur and West Chittoor district triggering a flood along the Pennar river.

The next 24 hours are crucial and authorities should be vigilant and take proactive measures. After 24 hours, the low pressure will weaken and the rains will be down to isolated ones.


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