IMD predicts heavy rainfall over South India for next 4 days

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New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rainfall along with gusty winds exceeding up to 50 kmph in southern parts of India for the next 3-4 days.

According to IMD, “Light to moderate rainfall with Isolated extremely heavy falls very likely over south Kerala today.”

“Isolated very heavy rainfall likely over South Odisha on 13th; over south Tamilnadu on 13th & 14th; over south Coastal Karnataka on 14th; over Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Kerala on 14th & 15th; over coastal Andhra Pradesh on 17th November,” the IMD said.

Isolated heavy rainfall very likely over Coastal Andhra Pradesh on 13th; over South interior Karnataka during 13th to 16th; over Goa on 14th & 15th and coastal Karnataka on 15th; over Odisha on 14th & 17th November, it said.

The IMD further predicted strong surface winds of the order of 40-50 kmph over the southeast Arabian Sea, Kerala coast, Lakshadweep-Maldives-Comorin areas. This is likely to persist during the next 2 days.

A Low-Pressure Area has formed over the south Andaman Sea & adjoining Thailand coast at 0830 hrs IST of today, the IMD said.

It is likely to move west- northwestwards and concentrate into a depression over the north Andaman Sea & adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal by 15th November.

Then it is likely to continue to move west–northwestwards, intensify further and reach near Andhra Pradesh coast around 18th November 2021.

A cyclonic circulation lies over north interior Tamil Nadu & neighbourhood in lower tropospheric levels. A trough runs from this cyclonic circulation to Gangetic West Bengal in lower tropospheric levels, the IMD said.

Fishermen are advised not to venture into over southeast Arabian Sea, Kerala coast, Lakshadweep-Maldives-Comorin areas, Andaman Sea & adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal and nearby areas for the next four days.

Fishermen out at Sea in the above areas of Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea are advised to return to coast by November 15, the IMD said.