Chennai likely to receive heavy rain next week; Met dept issues warning to fishermen – Times of India

Chennai News

CHENNAI: A low pressure area is likely to form over the Bay of Bengal and move towards the north Tamil Nadu coast, bringing heavy rain with squally wind to Chennai and other districts on Wednesday. Also, the city will experience moderate rain in the coming days ahead of the formation of the low pressure.
The meteorological department has advised fishermen to return to the shore by November 9 and warned them not to venture into the sea between November 9 and 12.
A report from the department said, “An upper air cyclonic circulation lies over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining equatorial Indian Ocean extending up to 3.1 km above mean sea level. Under its influence, a low pressure area is likely to form over southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood around November 9. It is likely to become more marked during subsequent 48 hours and move towards the north Tamil Nadu coast.”
Squally winds of 40 kmph to 50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph might prevail over the sea from November 9, and along and off the Tamil Nadu coast and south Andhra Pradesh coast from November 11 and 12, said the report.
A heavy rainfall warning has been issued for November 10 as a thunderstorm with heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Chengalpet, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, Thanjavur and Pudukottai districts of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal.
Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thenkasi, Tuticorin, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar, Theni, Madurai and Sivaganga districts will also experience heavy rain.