IMD predicts heavy rains in TN, Puducherry, Kerala, AP

at 9:12 pm
IMD predicts heavy rains in TN, Puducherry, Kerala, AP
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New Delhi (NVI): Days after the severe storm ‘Cyclone Nivar’, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) today predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in southern Indian states including Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh.

The weather warning comes after cyclone Nivar made a landfall near Puducherry early on Thursday. In a fresh weather advisory, the IMD said predicted isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall with moderate thunderstorm and lightning over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal.

The weather department also said that isolated extreme rainfall is likely over south Tamil Nadu and south Kerala on December 2 (Wednesday).

“A well-marked low-pressure area lies over Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas of South Andaman Sea and Equatorial Indian Ocean with associated cyclonic circulation extending upto mid tropospheric levels. It is very likely to concentrate into a Depression during next 36 hours and likely to intensify further thereafter. It is likely to move westnorthwestwards and reach near south Tamil Nadu coast around 2nd December, 2020,” the IMD said in a statement.

The areas including Tamilnadu, Puducherry and Karaikal, Kerala and Mahe, Lakshadweep, south coastal Andhra Pradesh and south Rayalaseema are expected to receive scattered to widespread rainfall during Monday to Wednesday.

The weather department has advised fishermen not to venture into Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining South Andaman Sea.

The IMD has also issued ‘orange’ alert for Pathanamthitta and Idukki districts of Kerala for Tuesday. The alert has also been issued for Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts of the state on Wednesday.

-ARK