IMD Predicts ‘Very Heavy Rainfall’ In Southern States Till Monday

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  • IMD moderate rain over 14 districts in Tamil Nadu.
  • Low-pressure area is likely to form over the south Andaman Sea on Nov 29th.
  • Widespread rain is predicted in peninsular India over next few days.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected to lash parts of southern India till Monday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday. Meanwhile, earlier this week, the weather agency had issued an Orange alert in Tamil Nadu for today and tomorrow predicting ‘extremely heavy rainfall’. For the last 2 weeks, the southern states have been witnessing incessant rain and it is likely to continue for the next couple of days. IMD said today, a Low-Pressure Area is likely to form over the south Andaman Sea around November 29th. It is likely to become more marked and move west-northwestwards during subsequent 48 hrs.

Chennai’s Regional Meteorological Department, on Thursday morning, had predicted light to moderate rains in Chennai and some other districts of Tamil Nadu. IMD on Tuesday said that Tamil Nadu will witness ‘heavy rainfall’ on November 23rd and 24th and ‘extremely heavy rainfall’, along with thunderstorms on November 25th and 26th. Along with Squally wind (speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph) likely over Southwest Bay of Bengal, Comorin area, Gulf of Mannar along & off south Tamilnadu coast on 25th & 26th November. Fishermen are advised not to venture into these areas.

The weather agency today morning said, “Light to moderate rain is likely to occur at one or two places over Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram, Toothukudi, Sivaganga, Madurai, Theni, Dindugal, Tiruchirapalli, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam and Myladuthurai districts of Tamil Nadu & Karaikal in the next 3 hours.” Isolated heavy rainfall is also very likely over South Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam and Rayalaseema on November 26th & 27th.

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