Chennai News Highlights, November 22, 2022: While the depression in the Bay of Bengal has been moving towards the North Tamil Nadu coast slowly, it weakened into a well-marked low-pressure area Tuesday noon, Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, head S Balachandren said. Chennai and its neighbouring districts have been experiencing cloudy and chilly weather since Monday night. “While the city experienced light showers on Monday, we can expect moderate rain this evening because of the low pressure,” Balachandren said. The maximum and minimum temperature is likely to be around 25°C and 22-23°C respectively in Chennai.
On Wednesday (November 23), light-to-moderate rain is likely to occur at a few places over north coastal Andhra Pradesh, north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, south coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalseema.
In other news, a political commentator on social media — Kishore K Swamy — was arrested on Monday for allegedly making derogatory comments against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin. He had reportedly targeted Stalin over the recent rains and waterlogging in Chennai.
Cases of conjunctivitis, commonly referred to as “Madras eye”, have been on the rise in Tamil Nadu since the onset of the monsoon. Health Minister Ma Subramanian said around 80-100 people on an average were getting affected by this disease in Chennai and close to 4,500 people across the state daily. Salem and Dharmapuri are among the districts that have higher numbers of cases.
Chennai News Highlights: Depression over Bay of Bengal to weaken to well-marked low pressure area, light-to-moderate rainfall expected today; cases on conjunctivitis, or ‘Madras eye’, on the rise in Chennai and Tamil Nadu. Follow latest news and updates below