Heavy to very heavy rains to overwhelm Chennai for next 24 hours
Chennai : The MeT department has said that Chennai and its neighbouring areas are likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours. Some areas are likely to see isolated rains and thunderstorm.
MeT department director Dr S Balachandran announced that a cyclonic circulation lies over Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining equatorial Indian Ocean extending up to 4.5 km above mean sea level. Under its influence, a low-pressure area is likely to form over southeast Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood, most likely on November 9.
On November 7, Sunday, thunderstorms with heavy to very heavy rain with isolated extremely heavy rain is likely to occur over Cuddalore, Villupuram, Chennai, Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, Tiruvallur districts and Puducherry. Thunderstorms with heavy to very heavy rain are likely to occur in isolated areas of Vellore, Ranipet, Tirupattur, Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai, Kallakurichi, Tiruvannamalai and Salem districts. Thunderstorms with heavy rain are expected in isolated areas of Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Ariyalur, Perambalur, Tiruchirapalli, Pudukkottai and Ramanathapuram districts, says a press release from the Met Department.
The statement also said that November 9 will bring thunderstorms with heavy to very heavy rain to isolated areas in Villupuram, Cuddalore, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam districts and Puducherry. Thunderstorm with heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated areas in Pudukkottai, Ramanathapuram, Madurai, Theni, Dindigul, Tiruppur, Karur, Tiruchirapalli, Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Kallakurichi and Salem districts.
Fishermen have been advised to stay away from the sea as wind speeds can go upto 60 kmph.